Category: Knowledge Bank

The Innovator’s Equation for Success

So often we see businesses that perhaps seem to solve a momentary immediate problem, with not much promise of longevity. In other words, short-lived success. Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict briefly dispenses this pearl of wisdom for innovators, essentially urging the creation of businesses that offer future and long-term success, drawing on the experiences of early inventors like Thomas Edison.

Hic Sunt Dracones – Navigating the next Imperative

As a young child I was always fascinated by maps, old and new. They seemed to spark hope, inspiration and excitement of journeys as yet to begin and at the same offer some reassurance about our own place in the big wide world.

Today, with a deeper appreciation of art and history, early maps in particular, with their curious blend of beauty, half-truths, errors and legendary beasts, offer us a metaphor for today’s uncharted waters, as we take our first tentative steps out of our COVID lockdown. And non-more so than marvelous phrase “Hic Sunt Dracones”; literally Here be Dragons first found on the wonderful Hunt Lenox Globe (1503-1507).

AI, Autonomous Programming and Karma

If you want a decent conversation topic, check out this article from Expert Contributor and Futurist Kevin Benedict. More and more we rely on AI to make decisions, but what if those decisions are not quite right? Who do we blame? Who gets the bad karma, the programmers, or the machine? Well it seems like it’s become an issue of importance in Silicon Valley and further afield.

Data Governance Interview with Neil Storkey

Data Governance Coach Nicola Askham speaks with Neil Storkey – a Data stalwart, having worked in this field for some of the biggest global companies. In true Nicola Askham form, the conversation is focused and detailed and includes more about Data Governance challenges, career advice, resources, than you would expect.

What makes a good managed service?

CIO WaterCooler member Andre Simm, an Interim IT Director, Transformation and Turnaround Specialist with a wealth of experience in IT services shares his best practices for managed services. Andre goes into great detail about the dynamic of the relationship between customer and vendor, and what value looks like. As many IT leaders are taking the route which sees their teams doing more of the “fun” and creative IT work, while outsourcing the BAU items, this article provides excellent advice for how to establish principles for an effective managed services approach.

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