Is Your CTO Making You Stupid?

Nicholas Carr writes in ways that makes people think.  I really enjoyed reading his latest in the Atlantic titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” This article covers some rather significant trends that IT is pushing into the global social fabric.  The changes he talks about are disturbing.  They are infecting people like a fast spreading disease. There […]

AFCEA, JFCOM, Blogs and Twitter

AFCEA just pulled together another great conference (Joint Warfighting 2008).  They have been real pioneers when it comes to using new Web2.0 technologies during these events, and that really came out during this conference.  For example, some of Signal Magazine’s greatest writers, including Maryann Lawlor, were at the conference blogging the highlights of the key […]

Enter my office: using Adobe Acrobat Connect

I have picked a primary online meeting tool for my consultancy (Crucial Point LLC).  Although I will use any tool a client or associate needs me to use, the tool I prefer is Adobe Acrobat Connect. Why did I select Adobe Acrobat Connect?  A key reason is that no downloads are required for this to […]

What's Next In Enterprise IT

Reportedly Bill Gates said “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.”  That is a very level headed observation.  I think it reflects the way we humans react to technology capability growth.   Think for a minute about most of […]

LinkedIn, Plaxo, Spock, SecondLife and Facebook

Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and other enterprise technologists get more done together than they do apart.   So how do today’s CTOs collaborate?  For many, collaboration is not via a specific tool, but is through an ubiquitous pervasive environment that includes VOIP, VTC, IM, e-mail, blogs, wiki’s and of course face to face meetings. Some new […]

A Proposal Regarding High Tech Immigrants to the US

The topic of H-1B visa’s has always been a hot one.  In the current economic climate there are plenty of American tech workers looking for work and therefore this special visa program is under increasing scrutiny.  I have many friends and associates and family members who have either lost jobs or found themselves in positions […]