Seasons Greetings

Virtual CIO Favorite Posts 2013

It’s almost Christmas and I’m alternatingly procrastinating and anxiously looking forward to the holidays.  Although the actual year-end statistics will be provided by WordPress soon, the following posts are my favorites […]

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Back to Facebook

OK, I was wrong. I really didn’t think Facebook would survive. It was a fad that would fade away like Myspace. So, just another lesson to learn about people and in […]

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Twitter Bootstrap Mania

There is so much that happens in technology that the general public doesn’t realize. Twitter Bootstrap is one of those new (first released in 2011) and little known technologies. It has […]

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HubPages Pursuit

HubPages is an a community site for writing, pictures, and video. The content ranges from art to technology and most things in between. This unique platform gives you another piece of the web […]

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Comment Privacy Removed

YouTube removed anonymous pseudonyms for commenters and now requires a Google Plus account. From the uproar and petition of over 100,000 people, you’d think this change was damaging. However, the […]

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Twitter Reality

Wikipedia has a plain definition of Twitter, but the reality of Twitter is just a quick and simple way to broadcast or scan for brief messages. Twitter is now valued at over […]

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Innotech Oklahoma Technology Bubble

Innotech Okahoma for 2013 was the culmination of another technology bubble that’s already burst. The Cox Convention Center was a great venue, that with the matching Ford Arena will draw regional events […]

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Horrific Technology Expectations

Although it’s Halloween, most people have horrific technology expectations all year round. Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified for 3 1/2 hours before the House Energy and Commerce […]

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Mavericks Free Myth

The mainstream media has definitely missed the mark concerning Apple’s new Mavericks operating system for the Mac being free. You can read the views from Wired like “Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid […]

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Conan LinkedIn Influencer Overlord

The LinkedIn Influencer program is no longer taking new applicants, but Conan O’Brien apparently had no problems being accepted. As yet another example that celebrities live in an alternate reality, […]

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Obamacare Fails with Custom Code

The utopian concept of taking care of everyone is a great ideal, but cost and execution are the debate. One of the main business and technical problems is that Obamacare fails with […]

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Testimonials Are Contrived

Most marketing folks will tell you to have customer testimonials on your website, but testimonials have little value. How many news articles do you have to see about fake reviews? […]

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Check The Requirements Forrest

The number one mistake in technology that’s made continuously is failure to check requirements. It reminds me of the line “Stupid is as stupid does” from Forrest Gump. In the […]

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iPhone Not Recommended

A board member recently asked me “Do I recommend what type of smartphone for people to buy?” The answer was a low, but elongated No. The reason is that I might as well […]

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Ballmer and Microsoft Misconceptions

Earlier in the month, Forbes published 4 Popular Misconceptions about Microsoft – a much better job than my Microsoft Jolts The World in January. It was a solid piece about how the […]