Collaborative Industry Evolution

Do you see IBM Lotus as a collaborative platform that will increase its market share worldwide in the coming years? Or do you see Microsoft, Google or a new Web20DotCom to win? Interesting question and better answers -> link In addition, today I had time to assist to “Architecture “Bluehouse” uncovered!” Web Seminar,

Subject Matter Experts (SME)

One colleague commented me that he felt as an IT expertise that only can provide service for one specific niche in the world of the technology. My answer was not so much positive: aren’t almost everybody in the same situation? Once we laughed about it I asked: Are you increasing your knowledge apart of your … Read more

The Back of the Napkin

I have read this book interested in the idea of improving my knowledge in communication skills. I spend so much time building slides and adding some new perspective/style to the slides was other reason to read it. The idea around the book is oldest than the wheel, but the way each detail add a meaning … Read more

How I trace the Strategic Approach

It’s time to be accountable regarding the work done during the year. In addition we need to prepare the objectives for next year. With it, I spend a lot of time preparing presentations: reviewing objectives, comparing results with baselines, clarifying added value… As always I have to communicate the same message to different audiences, being … Read more

The Top Ten Misconceptions for Performance and Availability Monitoring

Great Article to review concepts -> Link You only need real or syntethic user monitoring You can model your environment manually. Monitoring software needs to reside in house. The Configuration Management database (CMDB) is a single physical repository of all knowledge. A Company’s infrastructure monitoring strategy can operate in its own detached silo. You need … Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility

Seeing the news of AIG and the spending of $440.000 in a resort and the words provided as justification: “It’s a standard practice in our Industry”, I would like to review the effect of this fact in terms of corporate social responsibility. I can understand that this is a standard practice, but the lack of … Read more

Brainstorming via Post-it

Sometimes you don’t have the enough tools for working and then you need think in boxes and you find a solution. The problem? A little bit complex to establish good relationships. But the objective was to decide the right group, so easy.

SOX 2.0

Seeing the scenario opened in the financial world with the crisis created by some financial entities, I feel a little bit frustated. I will explain why. Three years ago the company I was working announced they were going to be in Nasdaq. With it, our boss came to a colleague and me and told us: … Read more