Tag: Technology

Genetic Testing and Your Privacy

Recent data loss scandals have thrown data privacy into sharp focus. But have you thought about how much data you are sharing with personal genomics companies?

Building Your Cybersecurity Career

How do you go about building a career in cybersecurity? Following the advice from The CyberWire's special edition podcast isn't a bad place to start.

Facebook Polls are a Jackpot for Scammers

Those Get To Know Me Polls are not harmless fun...they are a jackpot for Social Engineers and Hackers. Here is how you can thwart their efforts.

Episode 6: Software Change Does Not Equal Culture Change

Performance or Operational issues within an organization can indicate a poor software platform...but they can also signal management or cultural issues at the organization.

Episode 5: What We Have is a Failure to Communicate

Communication is vital to any project, but especially to Software Conversion Projects. How can you keep the lines of communication open?

Episode 4: Cleanup in the Data Aisle

Your data is a mess. Should you clean it up pre-conversion or post-conversion? How do you decide?

Episode 3: You Want Me to Change?

Neglecting Change Management is a common hiccup in Software Conversion Projects, and it's a serious flaw.

Episode 2 – Conversion Teams Assemble!

In the second episode of my Honest Conversation About Conversions series, I explore the importance of assembling a good software conversion team, and who you should include on the team to ensure a stress-less conversion.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Around this time of year I stop to make goals for the next year and measure progress in the previous year. Thanks to my new career mantra, I have a lot to be thankful for this year.

An Honest Conversation About Conversions

Conversions are always challenging, both for the conversion team and for the business undergoing the conversion. But in my time working on conversion projects, some common themes emerged that have a big impact on whether a conversion will go smoothly or not so smoothly. I'm going to share these themes with you, to help you make your next conversion as stress-less as possible.

Software Conversions and a Rainy Interstate

A poorly managed software conversion project can be chaotic and messy. Which response to do take when times get rough? Are you a Safe Player? A Daredevil or a Pragmatist?

From Public to Proprietary

The ties that bind you when you are working within a Proprietary environment present challenges both to your organization and to your own career management strategy.

How a BA Makes a Great BA

The modern business analyst must be a master of people, processes and technology. Someone with a BA degree and/or a background in liberal arts is particularly well suited to this kind of challenge.

When Security is an After Thought

The rapid advances in technology have created a huge market for Silicon Valley, and those that piggy-back off of them, to try and turn our homes into something resembling Eureka. But after the events of last week, we've seen exactly how much damage the insecurity of the IoT can do.

Gamification Has a Shelf Life

Adding gamification elements to your e-learning is not going to lead to instant engagement and greater learning.