If like me, you are bombarded with data and information from every imaginable source, you are at times probably feeling overwhelmed. You suddenly realize how much you don’t know about the world.
We now have sophisticated tools to filter through that data and find the pieces we are most interested in, however, we are still constantly […]
Serious conversations on cyber security are happening in board rooms across the world with many corporate leaders believing they have a strategy in place for dealing with an attack. Yet, conflictingly, further down the chain of command, those at the operational level are not so sure they have enough resources to be secure. How can […]
Before you dismiss this as a line from a Bond or Sci-fi movie, it’s actually happening here in real life.
Kelvin Mahaffey, CTO, at mobile security company Lookout discussed the threat to mobile phone users on Bloomberg. He emphasized the danger that arises from downloading “bad apps” from untrusted sources.
These apps take […]
Those pleasant surprises, whether in our personal lives or our careers, when life presents an opportunity, why do they happen and what role does luck play? A Roman philosopher once said “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Being prepared is the key.
In almost all the sales job interviews I have conducted, I […]
It reads like something from a thriller movie trailer and yet it’s the headline of a recent article in Reuters highlighting what many political and business leaders fear most:
“Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas”
What’s so remarkable about the most recent […]
What’s the best way to compensate and motivate your sales team?
Whether you’re a manager or a sales professional yourself, I’ll bet you have some thoughts on the matter.
This month’s Harvard Business Review offers up a fresh take that I wish I could’ve benefited from when I first started out.
Our industry has done so much advocacy in the last few years trying to get students interested in IT and considering our strong efforts to bridge the digital skills gap, it is almost inconceivable that we are still so short of achieving our goals.
Yet, as we make our way into spring 2015, the digital […]
As close as we are to the problem on a daily basis, the IT industry alone cannot solve the skills gap. However, when we team up with or gain the support of influential politicians, that’s when things can start to change for the better.
As I currently live and work in the US, I’m interested […]
It’s now approaching the sixth year of the global economic downturn. We’ve seen banks and even our favourite high street chains go to the wall. However, depending on who you speak to, the job market is looking rosier in certain sectors.
One sector that has to a degree bucked the trend is IT. Research from […]
In my last blog post I championed the human being the most important element in the workplace. That view certainly hasn’t changed, but the technology deployed in the workplace is almost as essential as having motivated and driven staff. The two need to marry each other, without divorce!
A huge ongoing challenge in the workplace […]