Keeping IT light: LinkedIn & Facebook Disclaimer for IT people

Keeping IT lightBe aware that contacting me on LinkedIn/Facebook does not create an
IT Helpdesk-customer relationship.

Please do not include your email password in the public posts on my wall.

Do note that, in general, the approach “switching it off and on again” does fix problems, with notable exceptions such as in-flight aircraft or intensive care/life support systems etc, in which case it might also generate trouble.

(Thanks to Monica Marinescu, the best lawyer in Rome, for the inspiration given with the legal disclaimers.)

Is the business ready for the cloud?


Here is an article which tries to answer the question of using the cloud for all IT business needs, by  , published on July 1, 2014 in ZDNet. A number of CIOs and IT Directors including yours truly, give their views on this possibility.

My position?
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Florentin Albu, CIO at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, said that only businesses that have been redesigned for the current digital era will be able to take full advantage of the cloud. “Companies are already able to run most of their applications in the cloud – from ERP to more common office apps (email, document management). They cannot (yet) run all applications in this way and the reasons are cost, attitude towards risk, operating model, physical limitations.”

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