Great Quotation, 12/15/2014

By Bob Lewis | December 15, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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“Law of Probability Dispersal: whatever it is that hits the fan won’t be evenly distributed.”

- Roger Angell

Insecurity. It isn’t just for psychologists anymore

By Bob Lewis | December 15, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, NewPost, Policies and Procedures, Technology | 20 Comments »

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The sad state of information security is morphing into the appalling state of information security. With all the money we spend on it, should we be doing better?

ManagementSpeak, 12/8/2014

By Bob Lewis | December 8, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: We are reallocating funds on this project.

Translation: You’d better be working on your resume.

Had this week’s contributor not remained anonymous he might have needed a good resume.

IT is going away. Again.

By Bob Lewis | December 8, 2014
Topics: Cloud, Industry Commentary, NewPost, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 6 Comments »

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Predictions of IT’s demise have two constants: The predictions keep on coming, and IT continues to matter. Profoundly.

ManagementSpeak, 12/1/2014

By Bob Lewis | December 1, 2014
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“To a large degree his future is behind him.”

- Snippet from a CIA performance review, reported by washingtonpost.com’s Colby Itkowitz

Do you want to rent everything you use?

By Bob Lewis | December 1, 2014
Topics: Cloud, Industry Commentary, Strategy and Tactics | 7 Comments »

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Rentership is a prediction, not a fact … and a questionable prediction at that.

ManagementSpeak, 11/24/2014

By Bob Lewis | November 24, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: This is a priority to us too, so as soon as the path is clear we are confident we’ll be able to execute and deliver.

Translation: I’m going on vacation, so good luck with that.

This week’s contributor considered translating this ManagementSpeak to be one of his top priorities.

Ben Franklin, turkeys, and design principles

By Bob Lewis | November 24, 2014
Topics: Architecture | 5 Comments »

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When it comes to managing technical architecture, design principles are the foundation. They should be broad. That doesn’t mean they can be vague.

ManagementSpeak, 11/17/2014

By Bob Lewis | November 17, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I need to broaden my skillset and take on new responsibilities.

Translation: I’m padding my resume.

Greg Duvall adds ManagementSpeaking to his skillsets.

Technical architecture’s irreducible core

By Bob Lewis | November 17, 2014
Topics: Architecture, Industry Commentary | 8 Comments »

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The irreducible core is a set of design principles. It might not get you to the finish line, but it will get everyone pointed in the right direction.

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