A few days ago, my friend Paul Schlieben died. Paul was flying alone in his Cessna 182 just over 70 miles from his home in Peterborough. Something went wrong: he informed the control tower that he was going to try an emergency landing, but Continue reading
In December we usually have a general gathering with the entire company in Barcelona. We like to do a different activity each year: archery, kart racing, touring the old city competing to see who is first to find a series of historical keys (which is called a gymkhana here), things like that. And after that, go out to eat, of course. Continue reading
Where on Earth have I been? Well, here and there. End of year festivities came around, I went to Argentina, then I went to London, etc. But really I have no excuse. Therefore, I have something in store for you: on Monday I’ll tell you all about my experience leading a band. Wondering what this has to do with being a better CIO, a better CISO, a better manager or a better parent? I haven’t really thought about that yet, but I’ve got until Monday to think it through.
See you soon!
Well, “save your life” is a bit of a stretch. But it can make your professional life easier and more prosperous. It may save your company lots of pain, time and money. Interested? Great. So, what is an RTSM? Continue reading
I always loved those superhero movies where the protagonist could defeat an army of super enemies without breaking into a sweat, but has severe trouble fulfilling the ordinary duties of everyday life. Continue reading
Where have I been? The past few weeks, after landing from Buenos Aires were frantic… I was in Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Madrid, Mallorca, London, Barcelona (of course), an old castle from the 10th century in Cardona (Spain), and probably a couple more places I don’t remember, speaking to customers, prospects and analysts and also continuing my quest for personal growth. It was great as I had the opportunity to talk to many people from different countries, and it was so enriching.
One of these talks was with a long-distance, open seas swimmer who is about to get the “triple crown” of swimming. What this has to do with IT or being a better CIO (or CISO, or CEO, or, as I always say, whatever you want to be) is for you to discover soon, with my next post.
Hasta la vista!
Let’s suppose that you are anxious about the future.
Suppose you feel pressed by all the uncertainty in the global economy. Suppose that you´re concerned about your job: maybe not about losing it, but you want to make sure you are untouchable. Or better yet, let’s suppose you really do want to be promoted.
What´s the very first thing you think of? Continue reading
While I am on my way to Italy for the Tango/04 Monitoring Symposium in Torino, a quick question: What does Dilbert’s creator have to say about how to be an irreplaceable CIO? Or CISO? Or Technical Manager? Or whatever position you have today? Well, a lot. Juicy advice from Scott Adams, soon. And free! (Which means, I am NOT paying Scott Adams for it). See you!
Why is an infrastructure monitoring project so risky and prone to fail while a security and regulations compliance monitoring project practically always succeeds? After all, they´re both about monitoring. Continue reading