Current Facts about Bitcoin: It Is Having an Impact

Dateline: September 8, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Recently Josh Wardini, the Community Manager at WebMasterJury, shared an interesting Bitcoin Infographic.  Most of you know about Bitcoin by now, but it's one of the first cryptocurrencies, based on blockchain technology, and is celebrating 10 years of existence.  Josh's … [Read more...]

Reducing Cybersecurity Threats From Ex-Employees

Dateline: August 4, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Most cybersecurity breaches are aided by insiders...either intentionally or unintentionally.  But a recent study showed that ex-employees may also be a threat, but this one is more easily managed with the right processes in place.  According to Bob Violino, a free-lance writer … [Read more...]

Cloud May Not Be the Solution for Cyber Security Concerns

Dateline: May 19, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. For the past few weeks, we've shared startling statistics published in a blog at Information Week titled, Nearly 90% of organizations victim of data breaches.   Many managers believe their security concerns are eliminated if they move to the cloud, because cloud providers will make … [Read more...]

Cyber Resilience Planning

Dateline: April 21, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind for many as story after story of breaches emerge.  In an earlier Friday Wrap, we shared a thought that it's just a matter of time before your organization has a breach, and that's the new normal.  Today we share another similar thought … [Read more...]

Ten Technology Trends for 2017 According to Gartner

Dateline: December 23, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. As the year draws to a close, we begin to see predictions about technologies and trends for next year.  So today we share the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 which are grouped into three themes: Intelligence, Digital and Mesh.  The 10 trends are: … [Read more...]

Making Decisions About Data

Dateline: September 2, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Decision rights over how our data is managed is increasingly becoming a critical part of the CIO's role.  Access to, and the ability to manipulate, data is core to strategic and operational decision making processes.  Recently MIT researcher and author Michael Schrage … [Read more...]

Hiring for Digital Transformation

Dateline: July 15, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Does your organization have the right people to take your business to where it needs to be in this age of digital transformation?  According to a recent article in CIO Magazine, having the right people on the bus is a major problem for many companies. The article, IT Talent … [Read more...]

Finding Your Next Great IT Leader

Dateline: June 10, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Dr. Linda Pittenger, formerly a CIO, an HR Director, a consultant and now an Associate Professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, shared with the Society for Information Management some of her recent research on traits that distinguish superior IT leaders from average IT … [Read more...]

Tech Forces Shifting the Playing Field…Again

Dateline: June 3, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Technology can be a CxOs best friend or biggest problem.  Recently, Research Analyst Trip Chowdhry from Wall Street firm Global Equities Research pulled together a frightening prediction of massive layoffs due to technology shifts that have eroded the base of many organizations. … [Read more...]

The New Divide: Digital “Haves” and “Have Mores”

Dateline: May 27, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Lately I've noticed that some companies have very engaging websites and others seem to have old, tired looking websites.  But all have websites.  Not that long ago, many did not have websites at all.  Then I ran across an article by a McKinsey Consulting team (James Manyika, Gary … [Read more...]