Archive for: March, 2012

Finding a Mentor

When I started my sales career I was really raw and beyond my time of selling my own services as a business owner I did not have the experience in the world of Professional Selling that I needed.  I was fortunate enough to be surrounded and welcomed by a great bunch of consummate professionals that…

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The World of Digital Darwinism

With the word that RIM and the Blackberry name is now officially on the market another piece of Canadian Technology Innovation (first Nortel and Corel) seems to be coming to an end.  Is this a case of Digital Darwinism at its best?  Are we seeing survival of the fittest moving at the speed of electrons…

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When Cloud Storage transforms to Cloud OS

I find it interesting that one of the oldest Online Storage (oops Cloud Storage) providers continues to reinvent what it is and how it operates.  I have been peeling back the layers of Cloud Computing this week and what I am finding is that there is some incredibly robust and solid performers that started off…

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What happen when the Cloud Goes Away?

The Cloud comes with many benefits but it also presents its own set of challenges and cautions.  With the ability to easily scale and the low or no barrier for entry there is always the position that what is here today will be gone tomorrow.  It is not just the fly by night start ups…

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Wrangling the Cloud

There is a general interpretation that the Cloud is a way for business units to go around the IT Department and provision services without the consent, knowledge or support of the Technology Experts.  While this certainly does happen there is many ways that IT Leaders can step up to the plate and direct the show…

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Taking care of the Mind, like we do with our Computers

An interesting exercise to say the least but the reality is, there is no instant backup button or ability to burn our memories onto a DVD or BluRay.  As I get older I am finding it harder to recall the common things that were once easy recollections.  Now before any of you start to say…

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Do you have your JuJu?

The Cloud is all around us, touted as the next big thing it is everywhere and it is nowhere at the same time.  Depending on who you ask, you will get a different definition of what the Cloud is…and it really is dependant not on how technical the person is, but what they expect to…

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Enterprise Linux Trends

I woke up this morning to find my new favorite website has had a facelift and also did a substantial upgrade to his CMS…congrats on the migration over at www.itskeptic.org.  But after taking the new site for a spin (and really trying not to get distracted by the great content, I circled back to my…

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Do you need to sent that Email?

I have become a victim to my own hatred of email lately.  I send email’s to my colleagues that sit next to me.  Even through Social Media channels I tend to interact more with the “written word” than I do in person or even by telephone.  I seem to have become addicted to the sending…

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Honesty in Sales Redux

Back in June 2011 I wrote a blog post that continues to get more hits than any other of my 280+ posts.  I did a quick check and I was amazed today that when I do a Google Search almost a year later it still comes up in the top 10 but I stand by…

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