How to find out who is selling your email address

Years ago, I created my first free email account with Yahoo. My motivation was to separate my email address from my internet service provider. Not long after, SPAM email multiplied in my inbox like weeds in early Spring. As the internet became a part of everyday household activities and my Read More …

Foundations for digital culture (part 3 Envisioned Future)

Influencers Part 1 Building Blocks Part 2 So the future can look like this Customer success as a motivator The first building block of the digital culture is to obsess over the customer and not technology. I believe when team members are obsessed with the customer, they are more motivated Read More …

Foundations for digital culture (part 2 Building Blocks)

Influencers Part 1 A narrative to create a digital culture… for the customer (part 2 Building Blocks) So now we should make the digital culture from this Obsess over customers, not technology A fundamental learning from the past several decades that has influenced modern methodologies and organizational layouts is running Read More …

Foundations for digital culture (part 1 Influencers)

A narrative to create a digital culture… for the customer (part 1) In the past Over the last five decades, information technology departments evolved from independent groups to entire companies with specialized technology-based products and services. An industry sector is named for technology and many companies today are changing their brand Read More …

Why cord-cutters are still getting the better deal

It’s been five years since I cut the cord with traditional cable TV service. I don’t regret the decision. I also mounted an HDTV antenna in my attic and enabled a crystal clear picture for all local channels to every “cable” outlet in my house. This is useful if the Read More …

Is remote work getting easier because we have collaboration tools?

Just like that. The world as we knew it changed almost overnight with pretty much every facet of life impacted by policy changes and closures due to COVID-19.  Businesses are scrambling to make sure employees are enabled to work remotely. Schools are enacting plans to educate students through video and Read More …

Interactive Films, Data Mining, and Orson Welles

Will interactive films find a viewer niche? Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Netflix has was released last December as a choose-your-own-adventure film. If you haven’t read about or tried viewing the film, it’s worth your time to consider the implications for future video content delivery and marketing. Bandersnatch is an interactive Read More …

Scribble Scrabble

Scribble Scrabble? Two thoughts collided during my self-reflection this week. It started with an article from David Pierce at the Wall Street Journal about handwriting. Pierce explores the effects of the digital world on our penmanship scribble scrabble. He provides a well-framed set of options for getting the written word Read More …

Media subscriptions – Where do you spend your media dollars?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about Bloomberg charging for access to their content reminded me digital content providers are competing for my wallet-share. In 2015 I cut the cord with cable/satellite and haven’t regretted it. Now, the digital content I consume for video is based on month-to-month Read More …

Right Sizing Advertisements

Advertisement cat-and-mouse. For the record, I use an advertisement blocker extension in Google Chrome already. I don’t mind advertisements, because I realize they are necessary to promote products and services that drive the economy (the 4 Ps!). But let’s be honest. The placements of advertisements can be annoying when they Read More …

Targeted ads and your privacy

A large portion of my time at work managing Information Technology is spent handling security and availability of data. The number of compliance controls has sharply risen in recent years as a direct result of the publicity of data breaches and high profile data theft. Quite frankly, security and availability Read More …

Built-in automobile technology is distracting our driving

We’ve all seen the consequences of texting and driving.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has education content for public awareness campaigns. But, do you think we have a myopic focus on cell phones as the device providing the distraction? Touch screens and electronic functions built-in the latest automobiles can Read More …

Click-to-run video and ad content in 2017

Most of the time when I browse and consume content on internet pages I’m trying to scan and read. Ads and videos that automatically start playing are more of a nuisance. They produce noise, delay the page from loading, and require I scroll through the page to stop them.  Last Read More …