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... Just like the new thin interfaces you will be testing in your … [Read more...] about A look ahead: Some technology developments to expect in 2009
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 graphic for a couple reasons. One is that … [Read more...] about What if you could show key Social Media/Web2.0 sites in one graphic?
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 these very tough issues. I've been involved in things cyber for a … [Read more...] about CTOs, Global Cyberwar and Our Collective Future
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 type of memo should be … [Read more...] about OMB on CIOs: Some context for the enterprise CTO
Below I'm going to post, in its entirety, the text of an e-mail I received from the ODNI notification service. The subject is an op-ed written by Melissa Hathaway, a senior leader who has been spearheading significant coordination action in the federal government (opinion: Melissa is perhaps the most effective SES-level leader in the US government today, IMHO). I wanted to … [Read more...] about Melissa Hathaway Op-Ed on Cyber Security
There are some interesting analogies between performance management applied to organizations and performance management applied to computers. In both cases, performance metrics are crucial to success. In organizations, what we reward gets measured, and what gets measured can be more efficiently and effectively done. In our computers, what we decide is important gets … [Read more...] about Performance Management In Organizations and Computers
In March I posted an entry on a significant enhancement in the computing realm, the thin client. That post focused on how thin client computing is changing the net assessment in computer security (see: http://ctovision.com/2008/03/computer-security-a-change-to-the-net-assessment/ ). I've been really pleased to watch thin client computing take off. How widespread is … [Read more...] about Securing Enterprise Data and Computer Power