No offense to software contractors, but given the choice I usually prefer to build software with hired employees. By signing on as employees, engineers demonstrate belief in the mission and commitment to the long-term success of the company. Often I can further align their interests with the company’s through equity as well as the opportunity to “grow with the company” in … [Read more...] about Outsourcing Version 1: Advice from a CTO
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Editor’s note: This post is the third of a series of three capturing the result of recent interview/discussions I had with Robert Fink of Palantir. The conversation was wide ranging, hitting on topics of design, development environments and a bit on the philosophy of enterprise tech. Several common themes emerged in those topic areas, including ways that Palantir has been … [Read more...] about An interview with Robert Fink, Architect of Foundry, Palantir’s open data platform Part Three: Open Development Environments
We all know that technology alone will not stop the dynamically changing actors seeking to steal information. Proven best practices and a respect for the history of cyber conflict dictate a comprehensive approach. That said, cyberspace is a technological domain and choosing the right technology to enhance your defense is absolutely key. One of the big problems in selecting the … [Read more...] about The CTOvision Guide To The Cybersecurity Technology Marketplace
Has your startup been growing? Awesome. You may be wondering if it is time to stand up a dedicated federal office. You will want to time this just right. If you do it too early you will be wasting money. If you do it too late you will be losing an opportunity to grow and to serve the nation. CTOvision and our parent company Crucial Point have helped many high tech startups … [Read more...] about Tech CEOs: When will you know if it is time to stand up your federal office?
If you consider yourself an expert in cybersecurity - or even if you’re somewhat knowledgeable about how to protect yourself online, you probably won’t fall for the standard Nigerian prince email scam. Enter your bank account information below, and we’ll send you a whole bunch of money. Those kinds of tricks are old news, and most people have enough knowledge to stay away from … [Read more...] about Everyday Threats That Can Fool Even The Savviest Of Techies