“Work anywhere” is no way to work

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Whoever gets the idea that we should be able to work anywhere, anytime, and who proceeds to build a corporate work environment around this specious idea, should be required to do the following before launching their strategy: Make a webinar presentation from the backseat of a taxi Conduct a sensitive employee review in the office […]

GPUs in the cloud

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I hadn’t realized just how important graphic-processing units (GPU), graphic chips, have become over the last few years in the cloud. Today, almost all cloud services offer GPUs for demanding users. When I think about services in the cloud, I think about storage and file-sharing, infrastructure as a service; cloud-based applications such as Office 365 […]

Distance, place and time in a connected world

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In the movie Toy Story, when Buzz Lightyear joins the team, the whole world of the toys is thrown into turmoil and change. They must find a new balance and way of working, even though their world is ultimately expanded and changed for the better. In this blog, I want to look at some of the remote teams I have worked […]

4 security tips for enterprise workers using public WiFi

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Millions of enterprise employees and contract workers do their jobs outside of an office, typically on desktops and laptops at home. But nearly all of these home-based workers — not to mention office-based employees who frequently travel — eventually need to find a public WiFi connection to do their jobs. I am one of them. […]

Productivity and place: Where are you most productive?

Where are you most productive? Is that a fair question? How do you know? You probably know where you feel most productive, but that may not be where you are most productive, particularly if you are someone who does cognitive non-routine work (knowledge work). Surveys and studies on the subject abound. Here are just a […]

Flexing your agile muscle as a program manager

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One of the great, and largely unnoticed, innovations of the 21st century has been the advent of agile working. Flexible workplaces and flexible working have been with us for a while, but now these have been replaced by agile workplaces and agile working. Whereas flexible working was seen as a business “perk,” agile is seen […]