Protecting the Fortress

[toggle title=”Enterprise Security – Part 1 of 2″]The first of a two-part series discussing enterprise security reviews major tactics employed today, cautions about limitations, and highlights the data that can be collected from each. In Part 2, we’ll lay out strategies for using that data – in new ways – to achieve high-level enterprise security. [/toggle]…

The Fundamental Techie

2 minute reader It’s a seller’s market when it comes to top IT talent. As enterprise technology has quickly occupied a larger and larger piece of the organizational asset pie, the technology recruiting scene has become more and more competitive. The Society for Human Resource Management released survey results last year that confirmed what we…

The Technical Debt Trap

5 minute read Back then – it was just what you needed. You built a good looking website to front your business, and customers used it like the Yellow Pages. It was your online corporate brochure. But what was cutting edge just a few years ago is now common, and may convey the wrong message…

Delivering Technology Projects

ThomasNet News Tech Trends Journal writer Faye Rivkin interviewed Mind Over Machines IT solutions expert Michael Askin for best practices on delivering high value manufacturing-related technology projects. The following article is reprinted here with permission from ThomasNet News Tech Trends Journal and with gratitude from Mind Over Machines. Upgrading capabilities and re-engineering to align capabilities to…

Geek Speak

14 minute read Jody Giles is the Chief Information Officer at Under Armour and Loyola University of Maryland Sellinger School of Business Lattanze Executive of the Year for 2013. Jody has made his mark as a strong leader who instinctively understands the specific ways that technology supports business goals, and he has a contagious excitement…

Making Music

7 minute read I didn’t know if I should try to look cool when I sat down across from Paul Reed Smith. He’s the CEO of PRS Guitars, a fine mark of craftsmanship and innovation based right across the Bay Bridge from Annapolis on the eastern side of the Chesapeake. I knew that Paul’s business…

Rethinking Processes

8 minute read General Motors is a new company. That’s right—the old, hulking (and recently bankrupt) giant of American industry has the DNA of a startup. That fact wasn’t clear to me until recently, when I sat down with Plant Manager Bill Tiger and Lead Human Resource/Labor Relations Manager John Raut at GM Baltimore Operations,…