It Takes Guts to Build a Culture of Openness

You want a Culture of Openness in your organization? Go build it, dammit! Here’s how to eliminate the fear and get started

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By Arnaud Henneville. Culture is to be carved and anchored daily, process after process, meeting after meeting, demonstrated behavior after demonstrated behavior

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Where Artificial Intelligence Is Now and What’s Just Around the Corner

Unexpected convergent consequences…this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. This post (the second of seven) is a look at artificial intelligence.

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By Peter Diamandis. AIs will push forward the ideas of transparency, of seamless interaction with devices and information, making everything personalized and easy to use.

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Don’t overlook SaaS, the original cloud option

Software as a service is the original cloud, but 15 years later IT organizations often neglect to consider it in cloud migrations

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By David Linthicum. Perhaps because SaaS is now 15 years old, IT has stopped thinking about it as cloud — they confine the term’s use to newer offerings like IaaS and PaaS. But SaaS is the original cloud, and it represents the largest part of the cloud market.

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Criticism Is Not Feedback

There’s a huge difference between feedback and criticism. Feedback is helpful and constructive; criticism is hurtful and damaging.

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By Frank Sonnenberg. Feedback should be welcomed rather than feared. In fact, we should thank folks who make the effort to nurture us with their valuable input –– even if it hurts at times.

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Leadership and Change: Build These Three Muscles

There is no real leadership without change. If you are simply “sustaining” what already exists, you are not a leader because real leadership is about change – moving people, processes, outcomes and culture to a better place. In an organizational context, there is no change without some

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Tanmay VoraOn Leadership, Learning and Change in a Constantly Evolving World of Work! Love the drawing by the way 😉

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Profiling the Network: Using Analytics to Know Who’s Really Who

It is time to expand the definition of network profiling to include the riskiest asset on the network: the user.

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By Nir Polak. While data science — i.e. machine learning — has become an overused buzzword, in practice it can provide very useful answers in certain applications. For example, machine learning can discover the connections between seemingly unrelated bits of identities, to create a map of all of a user’s activities, even when the identity components are not explicitly linked.

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Machines are becoming more creative than humans

Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and recognizing objects. But these are all tasks where we know what needs to be done, and the machine is just imitating us. What about tasks where the right answers are not known? Can machines be programmed to find solutions on their own, and perhaps even come up with creative solutions that humans would find difficult?

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By Risto Mikkulainen. Quote: “And with all that time saved, we humans will have more time for creative pursuits of our own.”

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Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

In addition to skills like organization and strategic thinking, leaders should incorporate creativity in order to nurture the most productive teams.

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By Ron Burg. As a leader, you do have control and power of certain people or groups. However, you should refrain from micromanaging and trying to control every aspect of a project. Micromanagement kills morale and imagination. Learn to step away and offer guidance and support. When you do this, you are sure to see the creative talents shine.

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‘The Institute of Network Architects’ has been Established

Today, April 7, 2016,  ‘The Institute of Network Architects’ has been establised.  The mission of this Institute is to let its members (by invitation only) review new designs and procurement/installation/operation plans for large and complex corporate and gov’t networks; 

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By Jaap van Till. “The Institute of Network Architects” is not aimed at building up a list of chartered network architects, but a level higher : a list of those who can JUDGE and help improve the Network Architects and their work and more firmly anchor their design in the organizations and businesses of their clients.

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