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Why New Ideas are Not Easily Found

Even the idea that new ideas exist, is not a new idea. Innovation is the introduction of new things or methods. To be fair, I think you have to break those down further to truly understand if something is new. Take the wheel for example. The wheel itself was a good invention, by many...

The Patient and the Painter

There are two analogies I use more than any other when it comes to educating people about compliance and management; specifically risk management, as it relates to regulation, business processes and best practices. I have worked in compliance for over 10 years and in information technology (IT) for 15, and in my experience, they...

9 Reasons Why Backing Up Cloud Services are Critical

"Insert Company Here" is Not Responsible for Your Data:  While Microsoft, Google, or AWS might be responsible for keeping the cloud infrastructure services available (which makes sense), you are accountable for protecting your data which is hosted by those services. With Microsoft, this is commonly known as the Office 365 Shared Responsibility Model , which...

Oil is a Dirty Word

There are lots of dirty words these days and oil is amongst them. I would even go as far as saying that if someone dropped a F-bomb, it would be seem to most as less dirty than the word oil. But people still use the f-word and frankly people still use oil and neither...

Thinking Big is no longer the Answer

There is a reason Mark Zuckerberg is a billionaire and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra are not. Big ideas do not get you anywhere, big actions do. Solutions without actions are just suggestions How do you turn thinking into actions? Everything starts with a thought, but it is not the answer, it is only the...

The Age of Platforms

Platform comes from the French word, plateforme, literally 'flat shape'. Even though we tend to think of platforms as websites and software these days, what tends to come to mind, in comparison, is the public square, or what the ancient Greeks would call agora, meaning to gather together. It is commonly translated as assembly...

Risk vs Reward: Weighing the Pros and Cons of HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA is an important part of healthcare today because it ensures the implementation of safeguards to protect sensitive personal and health information. Clients, Customers, and Patients are trusting you with their most precious information; their identify and health information.  How are you earning trust?  How are you protecting it? During this article, we try...

How Climate Change Can Help With Climate Change

Are you retro-fitting the solution, or are you rethinking the problem? Whatever your position is on climate change, there is no denying that change is always happening. But, is climate change really the problem or the solution. I want to challenge you to think different about your approach when looking at problems. I am not...