A look ahead: Some technology developments to expect in 2009

2008 was a year of rapid changes for Chief Technology Officers.  We should expect 2009 to move even faster.  Where will the biggest trends take us?  I offer some considerations below.  Please look these over and give me your thoughts.   Push back if you have disagreement. First, my overall advice for CTOs in 2009… […]

What if you could show key Social Media/Web2.0 sites in one graphic?

Overdrive is a company that specializes in helping others leverage the social media landscape.  They produced a great graphic that gives at least a high level overview of the key social media and web2.0 world.  Click on the image here for a larger view download the PDF here: Download social-media-map.pdf (1330.3K) I really like this […]

CTOs, Global Cyberwar and Our Collective Future

If you are a technologist, please take a moment to download the PDF of the report by the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity.  This report, titled Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, is the best proclamation of the challenges of cyber I have read.  It is also a roadmap that will help any trying to navigate […]

One to watch regarding standards and security

In May 2008 I provided an overview of Standards Organizations CTOs Should Track.  Standards groups don’t change that fast, so the list is still pretty much ok, but I was very light on industry consortia.  Industry groups can play a large role in setting and implementing standards.  Industry reps send the majority of thinkers to […]

OMB on CIOs: Some context for the enterprise CTO

On 21 October, Mr. Clay Johnson of OMB signed out a memorandum for the heads of all executive departments and agencies in the US government.  Check it out here: Download 20081023-omb-cio-memo.pdf (0.0K) This is a great read and a positive move.  It provides an emphasis on the information technology management structure and governance framework.  This […]

Thin Client Laptops: Functionality, Security, Mobility

For the past few weeks I’ve been using a unique device — a totally stateless laptop. It is the Tadpole M1400 Ultra-Thin Client Wireless Sun Ray. Here are some things this device can enable for enterprise users: Enhanced security.  If the laptop is lost/stolen/attacked no data is lost.  The data is never in the laptop, […]