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
I like technology and I like drama. These are two of the greatest of human creations. And they can be even more interesting when combined. There has been some real drama in the West Coast tech scene the past few weeks, heating up to a boil in the last few days, and about to come to a head tomorrow. The story is this: Two great expos for high tech startups are the DEMO … [Read more...] about The greatest new technologies (and great drama too!)
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 is a chance you are … [Read more...] about Is Your CTO Making You Stupid?
The second annual Synergy Conference and expo will be held 12-15 August 2008 at Marco Island, FL. Last year's conference provided a great way for participants to learn from each other and interact with speakers from both operational and intelligence backgrounds. I sure enjoyed it. It was one of my last official events before leaving DIA. I had a couple speaking parts, so … [Read more...] about I hope to see you at the Synergy Conference
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 events as … [Read more...] about AFCEA, JFCOM, Blogs and Twitter
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 work (assuming, of course, that you have flash player installed on your system, … [Read more...] about Enter my office: using Adobe Acrobat Connect
I've just posted a draft paper on my site on the topic of Cloud Computing and DoD's Net Centric Operations. My intent with this paper is to keep beating it up till it is in condition to publish, and I would value your comments on the paper. Please check it out at: Cloud_Computing_and_Net_Centric_Operations-3 [late entry: for an updated version of that paper see: … [Read more...] about Cloud Computing and Net Centric Operations