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Cloud Solutions and Inherent Risk

This week provided yet another reminder of the dangers inherent with “cloud” solutions. When you depend on a web service and their domain get’s highjacked, suddenly your data is unreachable for you. People, and entire industries (ahem, law firms), that are conservative in nature and risk-averse look at web-based platforms and start to think about…

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Can We Train a Change of Behavior?

Last week I mentioned reading Freakonomics,┬áspecifically about how difficult it is to educate people to the point where they change their behavior. As a trainer, and IT guy, I cant help but wonder what kinds of things we assume are “training issues”, when in fact all the training in the world won’t change things. Think,…

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#NBCFail

I’ve been watching the online reaction to NBC’s decision to show much of the Olympics on tape delay, so they can maximize the number of viewers during prime time, and I’ve found it to be quite instructive. I’m seeing two very conflicting realities. On one hand, the very large number of Americans who seem quite…