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  • What Software as a Service Really Provides

    Software as a Service, or SaaS, is seen and marketed as a way to remove or reduce the complexities and cost associated with local enterprise software deployments, especially where such software has a desktop installation facet to it. As is typical with all (relatively new) technologies – especially in recent years – there comes the inevitable ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 9, 2009
  • Why Businesses Standardize on Technology

    I experienced a wide range of emotions as I read this allegedly tech savvy article in the Wall Street Journal, written by someone who is deemed a journalist for reasons which clearly have no basis in reality.  Mostly, I was surprised, because this is not the caliber of information that I expect from a publication such as the Wall Street ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 23, 2009
  • Is Security by way of Diversity Still Effective?

    It has long been accepted that Information Security should be implemented in layers: Defense in Depth. The idea being that you should add overlapping protection mechanisms to either stop or slow down an intruder.  To use a simple analogy, if you store valuables in your home, you’re not just going to have a safe to keep them in, but you will ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 30, 2009
  • The Business of Information Technology

    There is an excellent discussion taking place on the LinkedIn group for CIO magazine under the heading of: Some thoughts on IT-Business Alignment from the Chase Zander IT Director Forum (as influenced by CIO Forum members) So far, there are over 35 responses, and many of them are really good.  A couple of them got me to thinking about where ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 6, 2009
  • On Being A Technology Change Agent

      As I think about it, the title is probably misleading, because being a Technology Manager with change-agent responsibility is not the same as being a Technology Change Agent. In my particular case, I'm not looking to change the technology, necessarily.  In fact, I'm pretty happy with the basic technology infrastructure, at least in ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 12, 2007
  • Microsoft and Novell: The Odd Couple

    The tech news is all abuzz about the announcement that Microsoft and Novell are working together on product integration, including integration between Windows and Linux technologies. Several people have already commented that this is a strategic move by Microsoft to combat Oracle's Linux play, and also to somewhat blunt the threat the Linux poses ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 2, 2006
  • A Cost-Effective Infrastructure Deployment Strategy

    Over the past few days, I have seen at least two posts or articles on a subject I've been meaning to write about for quite some time, now.  The first one I saw was by Rob Howard, and although it deals mostly with software development, it struck a chord with me.  Today, I saw a post on Kevin Stone's blog which referenced a ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 4, 2006
  • Innovation Takes More than Inspiration; It Takes Investment, and Persistence

    http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1397,1913188,00.asp Moore's new book, Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution, just published by Portfolio, argues that innovation by itself is not enough. Innovation also requires an investment strategy that puts your resources where they count, and a people ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 3, 2006
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