My LinkedIn Story

I received an email from LinkedIn this week asking me to share my story about getting a new job. I notice they used variable attributes in the email for my name, title, and company name. LinkedIn is now a primary tool in my professional career to facilitate communication and networking. I’ve used LinkedIn since the early days when it was simply a Read More …

The thought for a rover employee

The Big Picture One of the main functions of a technology officer is to align the organization to grow revenue while at the same time reducing expenses and providing customer service. Thinking about the big picture of profitability and operating efficiencies is like looking at a pile of legos and having the vision to know what an organization can build Read More …

Email delivery isn’t guaranteed

A recent service incident with email provided a reminder to me that email delivery is not guaranteed for message delivery. In the incident, the sender was using email to deliver a specific 1-to-1 message. It was not a marketing campaign. Since the distribution list was large, they chose to send the emails in batch through a provider. The problem was Read More …

The Weakest Lock

What entry point to your electronic data is the least secure? The Evernote announcement of forced password resets last week started an email discussion between a colleague and I about password security. I was impressed with the precautionary measures of Evernote and their transparency to admit they detected suspicious network activity. Although they found no evidence that password files were Read More …

Working from home is intertwined with employee retention and relationships

Should working from home be listed as a company benefit? Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer created an industry stir recently when she announced a ban on working from home. That’s the type of announcement that will send media and bloggers straight to their keyboards as they position what it means and what motivated the action. A spokesperson for Yahoo! gave this Read More …