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Your Company Needs a Facebook Page

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Musings | 0 comments

Your Company Needs a Facebook Page

There’s no argument that social media has changed the entire ambience of the online world. It has changed the way people interact with each other, paved the way for small businesses to market themselves in a more controlled manner and has created opportunities for people who want to conduct their businesses on the internet. The most influential of these is Facebook.  It has millions of users, twice the population of United States and the numbers are growing day by day at an astonishing rate....

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Cloud Computing

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Musings | 2 comments

Cloud Computing

Many IT experts believe that cloud computing is the next big pivotal technology that will revolutionize the IT industry. To understand the concept behind cloud computing, it is basically the utilization of resources in a more efficient and cost effective manner by leveraging infrastructure and technology owned and managed by content and infrastructure experts. Applications and software need not to be installed on every single computer; instead the application is installed and configured at the...

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The Deep Felt Need

Posted by on Oct 28, 2010 in Musings | 0 comments

I recently read this article and it had an impact on me, so I thought I would send it on.  The article discusses the differences between developing and selling something that’s nice-to-have (like a vitamin), and a must-have (aspirin). “If entrepreneurs want to succeed…they’d better be selling aspirin rather than vitamins. Vitamins are nice; they’re healthy. But aspirin cures your pain; it’s not a nice-to-have, it’s a must have.” Heath describes our tendency to become...

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Interview Advice: Stepping up into Management

Posted by on Mar 22, 2010 in Musings | 0 comments

Interview Advice: Stepping up into Management

I recently received an email from an employee at a previous job asking for some interview advice. He is a very strong technical resource and wants to step up into a management role and wants to know the best way to tackle this. This is my advice: Be Business Focused Generally speaking, you will be interviewed by a broad spectrum of people when being interviewed for a management position in IT. The type of people you will typically talk to will vary by company size, but expect the major...

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Elementary Truth #1 – Communication: Understand Both Sides

Posted by on Aug 19, 2009 in Musings | 2 comments

Elementary Truth #1 – Communication: Understand Both Sides

I’m starting up a new series today that I’m calling “Elementary Truths”.  These are fundamental truths in life that so often are overlooked or forgotten about and have really been in the forefront of my mind.  The first elementary truth I’m going to highlight is the basic concept that there are usually two sides to every story and that you, as a manager, spouse, friend or relative, are responsible to seek out and understand the ‘other side’ It has...

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