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Hire Slow to Achieve Excellence

Hire Slow is absolutely the single most important strategy to achieving excellence. That is because excellence starts and end with the people you hire and the team that you build. Therefore, hire slow is the first part of an overall staffing strategy … Continue reading

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Fire Fast: Fixing Bad Hiring Decisions

Hire slow, fire fast is both a strategy and an encouragement for fixing bad hiring decisions. Fire fast should also be taken as permission to use firing more often than other approaches to fixing bad hiring decisions. Fire fast not only applies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ethics in IT Outsourcing

Ethics in IT Outsourcing by Tandy Gold is a surprisingly great read on the ethics in IT outsourcing as well as IT ethics and business ethics more generally. The reason it was a surprise is that the Gold tackles the … Continue reading

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Eat Your Own Dog Food – Lessons from BYOD

The first rule of IT ought to be to always eat your own dog food. Eat your own dog food is much more than a rule. Eat your own dog food is a first principle of IT. That is why … Continue reading

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What Keeps Me Up At Night

“What keeps me up at night” is one of those cliches I often dismiss. I suppose it is because I have never really had any trouble sleeping at night in all my years of working in IT because of work related issues. … Continue reading

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HathiTrust Lawsuit Decision Will Trigger The Law of Unintended Consequences

The HathiTrust lawsuit decision will certainly trigger the law of unintended consequences causing the HathiTrust institutions and all others to regret the suit. That is my conclusion based on my reading of the decision in the lawsuit brought by The Authors Guild … Continue reading

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Reconciling System Maintenance and Innovation as a CIO

Author Introduction: Vanessa James is a business technology consultant and blogger. She enjoys reading about new technologies, especially while listening to The Rat Pack. She currently writes for database performance monitoring solutions provider confio.com. As I’ve read through some of the CIO-related articles … Continue reading

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