Resilience – A Strong Metric

I was recently attending a conference (virtually, of course) that focuses on leadership and the related trends. Every year there is an idea or two that is the current hot topic. This focus has included familiar things like EQ and grit in the past years. One somewhat new theme this year was resilience. It is a trait we have all heard of, but it may be the next big thing to measure in getting the “best” employees. It may also …

User Experience Should Always Be High Priority

The User Experience aspect of applications is often on my mind. I am not a designer, but even the most simple solutions can be rendered unusable when one ignores UX.  A recent experience with a front-end to a web app. Reminded me of how bad it can be for a user.  My frustration ran high, and I would have walked away never to view the application again if I had the chance.  Likewise, I will complain to anyone who will …

Why Security Awareness Matters To You

In the last few years, the idea of security awareness has risen to at least being on the radar of many CIOs. However, the general concepts around this topic are not seen as important enough to many outside of the IT world. The threat of cyber-based attacks is a reality for all of us. That alone makes this a subject we all should be concerned about. It is worth our time and investment to put a good program in place. …