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Top Tech Reviews of for the “Tech Surge” Team

By |October 30th, 2013|

All politics aside, the site needs technical help. Here are some great and informative pieces of feedback to help the “tech surge” team, headed up by Jeff Zients, quickly work to improve the experience.
Problems seen from the outside looking in:
In this write-up from Andreas Grabner, he examines the web performance […]

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Is Parallax Scrolling Right for Your Website?

By |October 29th, 2013|

Parallax scrolling is not necessarily a new concept, but becoming a mainstream design ‘fad’ for new technologies. It’s getting attention on websites such as The New York Times, The Life of Pi, Lexus LS, Apple and more. Not only is it making an appearance across the web, it’s now headed […]

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Reports of Java’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

By |October 27th, 2013|

It’s fashionable, right now, to report on the demise of Java. After all, the the new reality is that there is so much more to programming than being object-oriented. But, even though it looks as though Java should be on the decline, it’s not. In fact, Java appears to evolving […]

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The Enchanted CIO and IT Strategies for 2014

By |October 25th, 2013|

Once upon a time there lived a prince who received no respect from the king or his subjects.  Everyday he awoke and worked very hard at his princely duties, which was to ensure that the subjects of the kingdom were satisfied with the king and were able to do their […]

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Could #techfails be tied to solar storm activity?

By |October 24th, 2013|

#techfail! This cry of despair or derision is rapidly becoming the neo-expletive of choice for things that just don’t work as they should. This hashtag has begun to appear in tweets about problems ranging from software and devices that don’t perform as promised to random accidents to mysterious slowdowns and […]

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Top 10 ways that a job in IT prepares you for parenting

By |October 23rd, 2013|

No one prepared me for parenting. It is tough work, both emotionally and physically.  As I look at folks in IT, though, I figure they must be amazing parents.  How could they not?  The basic nature of their job prepares them for the most difficult parts.  They do their jobs […]

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5 Successful Characteristics of Chief Digital Officers (CDO) I’ve Met

By |October 22nd, 2013|

We’ve heard by now from Gartner, and Forrester and, well, everyone, about a new evolution of the CIO – the Chief Digital Officer (CDO). A C-level executive hybrid with enough tech savvy to maintain the respect of IT but with the business understanding and foresight to transform existing processes and […]

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Institutional Knowledge — or What Lewis and Clark Didn’t Know they Didn’t Know

By |October 21st, 2013|

The weather of the Pacific Northwest is controlled by the Pacific Ocean and the local mountain ranges, the Olympics and the Cascades.  This combination gives way to a phenomenon known as rain shadows, small geographical areas that get much less rainfall than surrounding areas. The most extreme example is Sequim, […]

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The Age of Context in the Enterprise

By |October 18th, 2013|

Six years ago Robert Scoble and Shel Israel published Naked Conversations, a book that defined the business use of social media. Last month, Scoble and Israel released a new book, The Age of Context, which promises to define the conversation about the most important trends in our digital lives.

The book, […]

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The Programmer’s ‘Code’

By |October 17th, 2013|

Reading about programmers in government, in businesses and start-ups and, being a programmer myself, I’ve been thinking lately about the power that programmers have, yet there are no ethics written down.  Medical professionals have the Hippocratic Oath to guide them to practice medicine honestly. Other professions have oaths as well, perhaps […]