Reputation Management: It’s not just for Tiger

The rise of reputation management as a critical component of a comprehensive marketing strategy has been rapid.  Although managing your reputation is nothing new in principle, the manner in which one can listen to the market and respond to perceptions has changed dramatically.
Traditional market research is conducted via a number of  mechanisms ranging from pretty […]

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Will the Cloud Fire a Bolt of Lightning at my EA?

As students of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and the multitude of frameworks and taxonomies developed by TOGAF, Zachman, Meta Group and so on, we must consider the impacts Cloud Computing will have on our EA models. If you spend too much time reading hype marketing and watching TV commercials you might think we should throw away […]

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The Cloud Scoop from Fedscoop

In this article, eWeek provides a good summary of a Fedscoop cloud computing panel event.  Below, are some of the “soundbytes” accompanied by my commentary.   
 
According to the experts, some benefits of Cloud Computing are:
1.      “lower capital expenses “
2.      “it’s scalable”
3.      “it’s real”
4.       “it’s a high-performance option for most agencies”
Certainly #1 and #2 are valid.  #3 depends […]

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Cloud Computing Characteristics: Flexible or Agile?

In promoting the benefits of cloud computing, it seems that some confuse “flexible” with “agile.” They are indeed distinct adjectives. Referring to Ms. Merriam:

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Neiman Marcus’ Fashion Faux-pas

I’ve always promoted the notion that a Management Consultant (and her IT cousin, the Enterprise Architect) needs a bit of style, a soupçon of panache, a dash of elegance in both presentation and deliverables. 

Further, I often fashion (i.e, build) a management consulting team after the Neiman Marcus brand – an uber-luxurious (i.e., only the […]

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