What if "The Cloud" visited a psychiatrist? Does Cloud and Cloud Computing
need therapy? Are they suffering from split personality disorder? With so
many people giving different definitions of what Cloud Computing is, no
wonder The Cloud has an identity crisis. Be a fly on the wall and listen in
to the Cloud's therapy session.
Scene: Office of Dr. Virgil I. Zation, a noted Silicon Valley Psychiatrist.
Dr. Zation is having a therapy session with a new patient named Cloud.
Doctor: How can I help you, Mr. Cloud?
Cloud: You can drop the "Mr." and just call me "The Cloud."
Doctor: Ok, Cloud. What brings you to my office?
Cloud: Doctor, I think I'm in an identity crisis. I just don't seem to know
who I am anymore. On the one hand, I'm "The Cloud." I've got a handle on that
identity, but now people are talking about "Cloud Computing," and it's really
confusing me, and worst of ... (more)
The newest target population is IT presenters, and the geographic scope of
this nascent disease is now global. Rapid onslaught of symptoms include the
inability to focus and then agitation. Physical symptoms are fidgeting, then
heavy sighing, culminating in the urge to scream. The final symptom is
Cerebral Mortis: the brain just shuts down.
The original or parent disease is DBP: Death by Power Point, but a recent
variation, the F5 strain, is gaining strength especially in the IT community.
What is this new mutation of Death by Power Point?
The new strain embeds ... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Today, CIOs are turned on, You Tubed-in and highly social. They use
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
They blog and appear in videos and engage with their constituents via
collaborative technologies. Very hi tech but very low touch.
Advice to CIOs: Go Primitive
The question is: are we relying too much on technology to communicate our
messages and forgetting the human element? It might seem blasphemous to even
suggest not using technology to connect and communicate, but pull back for a
moment. Have you considered going primitive?
The Urban Dictionary explains g... (more)
Few speakers are spontaneously brilliant.
The best of the best presenters rehearse many many times...that's how they
got to be the best.
Yes, Steve Jobs rehearses...again and again and again.
If you look at your presentation once or twice on the plane ride to the
speaking venue, you are not rehearsing...you're reading content. Not the
Walk around in a conference room going over your presentation--with
slides--from start to finish. How many times?
Ask yourself: during the actual presentation, if all your slides went down,
could you comfortably finish the preso without t... (more)
The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? At first glance, we
might not see the connection between "the most trusted man in America" and
high tech management. But if we pull back the layers of how Cronkite
approached his job, there are solid day-to-day career lessons for those
working in IT.
Seven Best Practices Straight From the Desk of Uncle Walter
1. Explain things in a simple way so everyone can understand. CBS' Bob
Schieffer said people "understood Cronkite was guiding you through events."
He translated the complex or hard to understand in a way that made you n... (more)