Nick's Notes

Extremes

As human beings we gravitate to extremes. The fact we have 24-hour rolling news channels desperately trying make a story out of, frankly, the minutia of life, apart from the few occasions when something big happens, exemplifies this situation all too well. And that is not to make light of recent big news stories, such as the shooting down of []

Far, far away

They say things get clearer the further you are away from them. Phrases such as “being able to see the wood for the trees” is one such statement. I’m in Singapore as I write this, and I can see the UK clearly from here. The first thing is that social media has changed everything; not since I was down here []

Leadership

It’s interesting how things cluster. Perhaps it’s more psychological than statistically valid but I sense that there are more conversations I’m having with CIOs and others about leadership at present. Leadership is an interesting concept. For example, leadership can be in evidence at all levels of an organisation – it’s not really hierarchical like management, which has a defined scope []

Challenge

We ran a story in the Daily News last week about one American company whose CIO has been outspoken about why he will never allow a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. His argument is that the employees would make the wrong choice and there are security implications, so he won’t allow it. I like to read these stories from []

CIO Connect App

Many of you know me as a closet techie. Well not so closet, although in my working life I am always looking at business problems to be solved, rather than technologies to be used. At home, it’s rather different… So how do you solve the following problems? A wide community of people exist, all very knowledgeable in slightly different ways []
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