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Category: Virtual CIO

Modern Network

What a Modern Network Looks Like

A generation ago, the picture below looked vastly different. Old network diagrams conjured thoughts of defending a castle. However, the problem for decades has been the fact that people work more outside of their business or […]

Secrets Revealed

Few Technology Firm Owners Are Competent

You absolutely would not risk your health, reputation, or money going to people who were not professional doctors, lawyers, and accountants. However, many organizations regularly gamble with information technology that […]

9-11 Vigilance

9/11 Vigilance

On 9/11/2001, I was driving to Muskogee to implement Windows Terminal Services for the Veterans Administration Medical Center. My CFO called my cell and said Tower I had collapsed from […]

Umbrella Corp iPhone 6

12 Reasons Not to Buy iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 announcement is just a few short hours away… Sorry. I dozed off for a second. Oh and iWatch will be announced too, even though watches are one […]

WPC 2014

WPC 2014 Insider Perspective

WPC, otherwise known as the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, was again a huge event this year with over 16,000 attendees descending on Washington D.C. July 13-17. This was my 8th WPC […]

Year In Review

2013 Virtual CIO Blog Review

This is the annual report from WordPress.com. Blog posts increased to weekly, page views nearly doubled versus last year, and the most notable referring site was LinkedIn. Obviously, no one got the […]

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 […]

Frightening House In Moonlight

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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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 […]

Forrest Gump Meme

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 […]

iPhone Not Recommended

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 […]

Ballmer Speaking

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 […]

Cyberi

Life After The Robots

Imagine life after the robots. Hollywood portrays humans either at war with robots like Terminator or slaves unwittingly made into power supplies like in The Matrix. Starting with movies like […]