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If I were 22

If I were 22

I received an email from LinkedIn regarding an #IfIWere22 series for young professionals who are graduating this year and what advice would I give. This is a re-post of my LinkedIn post. Painting the picture If I Were 22 In my early 20′s the Internet and Web were just coming out. It was really only known to techies, and keep in mind this was an era of dial up modems. Which was an incredible time as a technologist as I could see the...

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Pocket MBA – Managing Disruption & Change

Pocket MBA – Managing Disruption & Change

Background: Recently I completed the CIO Pocket MBA program at Boston University. This was a fantastic experience that I highly recommend to any leader in the I.T space. The insightful and inspiring professors are reputable thought leaders who have spent years researching various aspects of technology, management, business, and financials. Additionally learning from industry peers was equally valuable. During my time there I feverishly...

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CIO Pocket MBA at Boston University

CIO Pocket MBA at Boston University

Earlier in April I had the pleasure of attending the CIO Pocket MBA hosted at Boston University. The classes were fantastic, and if you’re in any kind of an I.T Leadership role I highly recommend attending this class. It’s intense, fast, and covers a wide variety of topics presented by some of the most amazing professors I’ve ever seen. I was a bit skeptical over how current a university could be as I feel that most tend...

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Early stage pilot users – discussing value over functionality

Early stage pilot users – discussing value over functionality

Context I’ve been working on a startup that’s in its pre-alpha stages (completely self-funded), and taking cues from the Lean Startup movement conducting a continuous series of experiments in order to validate if we’re going in the right direction or if we need to pivot.  I can’t go into too much detail on what the service is yet, but at a broad level it’s a service to achieve a strong state of health. In this...

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How to configure a Dell iDRAC card using the Racadm command line tool

Background As the Director of Technology, my teams include Software Development, Business Intelligence, and managed I.T Infrastructure services. Having recently taken over an existing site, we’re in the process of conducting various house cleaning efforts. We came across a server that had a mis-configured iDRAC card which prevented managing it remotely or to run hardware diagnostics. One option is to reboot the server, boot into...

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Sharing a little problem solving story

Sharing a little problem solving story

Thought I’d share this recent event. A non-technical colleague at work asked me to see if I could open up what he thought was an Excel spreadsheet, sent by another person to him. He wanted to rule out that it wasn’t an Excel version issue (I’m running 2010, him 2003). Like him, I was getting the same error, “file format is not valid.” However the subject of the email, as forwarded from the original sender,...

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Getting a Grip on Priorities

Getting a Grip on Priorities

Often organizations can find themselves under a mountain of requests and they can’t see the forest from the trees. It’s overwhelming and management may not know where to start – so they don’t, and what ends up happening is the organization becomes short sighted. Meaning that priorities are a reaction to today’s biggest issue, efforts are directionless, and most requests are escalated up the management change. Vision...

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