Archive/category: Leadership

The Road Back to Eden

We oftentimes view new technologies as providing us with the path back to Eden – that which returns us to leisure and care free living.  Yet with each new technological improvement, our lives do not become easier, they are simply changed. The widespread availability of electricity and electric appliances in the early 1900s, promised to transform the Read more

Is Your Intellectual Property Slipping Out the Door with Their Pink Slip?

(I wrote the following article for BABM Business Magazine back in May/June of 2009. The article is reprinted here with their permission.) With the latest layoff news continuing to add chaos to the economy, CEOs need to protect their businesses in case of staff cuts, restructuring or consolidation of offices. While your company may not Read more

Advice to CIOs for High Exposure Projects

I read an article in CIO Magazine about the plight of today’s CIOs when multi-million dollar multi-year projects go awry. The article entitled “The CIO Scapegoat” indicates that it is unfair to hold the IT department completely responsible when there are so many other business units that contribute to a project’s demise. In many cases, Read more

Lessons Learned from Enterprise Identity Management Projects

I have been implementing and/or managing identity-related projects for over 10 years now and I can say, from experience, that the biggest problem with any Identity Management project can be summed up in one word: EXPECTATIONS. It does not matter whether you are tackling an identity project for compliance, security or cost-reduction reasons. You need Read more