Category Archives: IT Business

Oversimplified IT

Boss, IT Business
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One of the most difficult things to discuss with my partners is the obsession with process and details. As a former techie and a developer, I understand, you want to bring the same sense of analytics, control and testing to … Continue reading

Profiting vs. Commoditizing

Cloud, GTD, IT Business
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Email is a commodity as far as IT goes. Has been for a better part of a decade and with the few exceptions (compliance, audit, disaster recovery) not a highly profitable task without massive scale. Two years ago we started … Continue reading

How to close 2015

IT Business
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Now I know these sorts of posts aren’t popular (after all, everyone wants uninformed predictions about 2016 ala Nostradumbass of IT) but they are necessary. As you know, I’m a huge fan of not fighting the calendar and doing business … Continue reading

Open API vs. Fighting Hobos With A Broken Beer Bottle

Humor, IT Business
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There is a reason why 40oz beer comes in a plastic bottle, they know that by the time your life has fallen to the point that you’ve pounded one by yourself some bloodshed is about to occur. Or in the … Continue reading

Life after IT

Boss, IT Business, Rant
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Every now and then I have what I like to call existential crisis conversations with my partners: I don’t know what I’m going to do next?!?! And to an extent, I understand why some people get into this frenzy – … Continue reading

I just need a million–why people who start small do better

IT Business
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When you’re in my position you get to hear a lot of pitches, ideas and schemes that could learn to great riches.. if only they had a ton of money. You’ve all heard it before “You need to spend money … Continue reading

Cloud is a commodity, but are you?

Cloud, IT Business
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Over the past year that I’ve been off the road I’ve been working very intensely with my partners on getting them rocking in the cloud. As you may have noticed here, I have for the most part given up on … Continue reading

Why I came back

Boss, IT Business
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Earlier this summer I decided to take over two months off of work and really had the minimal contact with the office and with most of the employees. What I had to figure out is whether I am done with … Continue reading

I feel like my job in IT is done

Boss, IT Business
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I got an interesting email (excerpt): … so it’s just a matter of time till my job is outsourced or just dismissed. If you were in my shoes what would you do because I like the place I work at. … Continue reading

In Defense of Trump

IT Business, IT Culture
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A lot of people seem to like Trump, despite or in spite of the seemingly idiotic stuff he says. As I try to explain this to my friends abroad, it has more to do with the general disgust most sane … Continue reading