La technologie ne suffit pas

Étant l’une des personnes privilégiées qui a bénéficié de plus de 25 ans d’expérience dans le secteur des technologies, mes collègues me demandent souvent de partager mes réflexions sur des sujets liés à la gestion des TI et aux défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés. J’apprécie ces conversations et je sais que les autres partagent plusieurs de ces mêmes problèmes. Un blog a semblé être le moyen le plus approprié de partager mes expériences avec des  …>> more

Technology is not enough

As one of those lucky individuals who has had the benefit of over 25 years in the tech industry, colleagues often ask me to share my thoughts on topics related to IT management and the challenges we face. I enjoy these conversations and know that others have many of the same issues. A blog seemed a wonderful way to share my experiences with those outside my circle who may be experiencing the same challenges I’ve  …>> more

Making the Move – When Companies Shift to a New Digital Home

by Jamie O’Brien Moving, in whatever context, is always fraught with unexpected variables, whether it is moving to a new physical home, or to a digital one. Every business, from time-to-time, has to move from one digital home to another as computer operating systems (OS) change and evolve. Over the past quarter century this has meant moves from Unix, DOS, or Windows 3 to Windows NT, 95, 98, or XP, then to Vista, 7, and  …>> more

On se déplace – Quand les entreprises se tournent vers une nouvelle maison numérique.

Par Jamie O’Brien Se déplacer, quel que soit le contexte, est toujours chargé de variables inattendues, qu’il s’agisse de déménager dans une nouvelle maison physique, ou de passer à une nouvelle maison numérique. Chaque entreprise, de temps en temps, doit passer d’une maison numérique à l’autre car les systèmes d’exploitation informatiques (SE) changent et évoluent. Au cours du dernier quart de siècle, cela s’est traduit par un passage d’Unix, DOS ou Windows 3 à Windows  …>> more

IT Security: The door you didn’t know was open

As an IT security professional with many years in the business, I can’t remember a time when IT security has been as crucial to the success and survival of businesses. No matter how good a business thinks its IT security is, the bad guys have figured out how to pick the locks. According to Bob Martin from CISCO Systems, “With breaches at more than 13 retailers and a number of unknown breaches that were never  …>> more

The IT Cheshire Cat

Remembering the glory days of innovation in corporate IT For lovers of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat has special appeal. Distinctive among Wonderland characters, the Cat is enigmatic creature that maintains a cool, grinning outsider status. The Cat appears and disappears at will, at times revealing only its toothy grin as evidence of its presence. Innovation within the Information Technology department, it seems, is like the Cheshire Cat. It appears and disappears  …>> more