DataSciCon.Tech 2017 Review

DataSciCon.Tech is a data science conference held in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday November 29th to Friday, December 1st and includes both workshops and conference lectures. It took place at the Global Learning Center on the campus of Georgia Tech.  This was the first year of this conference, and I attended to get a sense of the data science scene in Atlanta.  Overall, the experience was very enlightening and introduced me to the dynamic and intensive work being conducted in the area of data science. This is a very high-level overview of what I learned. Read More

Information Technology and Workplace Diversity

My career in information technology spans twenty years, but my exposure to information technology started before I was a teenager.  At that time, business productivity was popular, but still regulated to personal desktop computers and IBM Mainframes.  Web services, e-commerce, cellular phones, software services, etc. didn’t exist. Productivity software was truly a one-to-one experience.  You… Read More

IT Strategies: Applying Data Analytics to Information Technology Management

In this third and final blog on IT Strategies, I look at some examples and techniques of using data analytics in Information Technology Management.  In previous postings, I wrote “information technology is the interaction between people, information and technology”. When planning IT investments, it’s important that business value be the main driver for delivering solutions. Read More

IT Strategies and Data Analytics

In an extension to my first blog, I research quantitative analysis of enterprise IT functions to demonstrate how to create IT business value. It has to be established that, with so much data being collected from IT systems, IT managers can use this type of pervasive data to their advantage. Functionality such as maintaining health, securing systems, and properly sizing new systems all have an impact to IT budgets. Read More

IT Strategy Success

Information Technology (IT) Management has evolved to become more aligned with business processes. Every industry that can be thought of uses some type of information system and process automation as part of its business requirements planning. IT will continue to grow and evolve as businesses seek to build on technology investments and innovations while modern IT strategy becomes more of a business imperative. This introductory blog discusses initial strategies for building an IT business value proposition. Read More