Archive for February, 2014

ManagementSpeak, 2/24/2014

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: More information on exactly what is needed and who needs to be involved will be sent out in the next few days. Translation: We know we need to do something, but we don’t know what it is, how to do it, or who should be involved. Thanks for giving up your weekend. And thanks […]

An imperfect storm

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Big trends are piling onto CIOs, and will seriously affect IT’s role in the enterprise. First in a series.

ManagementSpeak, 1/17/2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: Manage Translation: Control. Don’t let employees breathe unless you’ve developed formal oxygen-consumption/CO2-exhalation metrics. And thanks to this week’s contributor for helping me management ManagementSpeak.

When they’re good at being bad, learn from the good

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Two more thoughts triggered by the Target break-in — one on how to organize, the other on how to defend by attacking.

Great Quotation, 1/10/2014

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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“This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.” – Sir Winston Churchill, in response to a bad job of copy editing, unless it was someone else … and my apologies to Sir Winston for failing to attribute the quote last week.

PCI: Pretty Cruddy InfoSec?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Very little of the commentary on the Target credit card data theft has even mentioned PCI. As PCI is supposed to prevent such things, one wonders why that is.

ManagementSpeak, 2/3/2014

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: Let’s get together to review the task list I asked you to write up. Translation: Come to my office so I can tell you how you’re going to do it. Today’s entry comes from “Bob,” … no, a different Bob … from something that happened a long time ago in IT shop far, far […]

Dealing with a micromanaging boss

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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When you report to a micromanager, your choices are simple. They might not be easy, but they are simple.

my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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