The Redhat OpenSource project published an article on crowdsourcing as a means to a more flexible strategic plan that I authored at opensource.com. This is a topic that continues to garnish a great deal of attention as organizations strive to be more agile and nimble in their operations.
UAB hosted an unveiling of our new high performance computer with coverage by the local press. The Birmingham Business Journal, Alabama News Center, and Medical Health News covered the event as well as a plethora of regional TV stations. We also released a new video capturing the progress made in high performance computer.
One of the better security videos we have released is on two factor authentication. Pithy, short, and in language a normal human being can understand are characteristics of this video.
While I have always railed against silly security rules that waste everyone’s time, password expiration has particularly irked me. It is mathematically indefensible and just complicates everyone’s life if you have a long password. As we roll out two-factor authentication, we will make user passwords never expire.
To highlight the emotional impact this has, two things happened when I announced this at executive cabinet:
- The President immediately blurted out “…and this is why you invest in information security!” and,
- Several of my colleagues teared up as changing passwords is one of the things they most dreaded about work.
Combining the two initiatives will accelerate adoption of 2-factor authentication.
I lead an organization that has a somewhat unique role in higher education – we provide IT support to an athletic department that competes at the highest level of NCAA competition. Here is a short video we released today highlighting our support for the football team.
One of the surprising, at least to me, results is the Athletics department selected me to be one of three honorary coaches for the season opener on 2 September. This doesn’t normally happen to IT leaders and perhaps indicates the amazing employees we have on our IT team.
This is probably the best video we have produced to date and details the issues we encountered with our network, the fixes we put in, and our plan for the future.
This is a webinar I participated in for CTN Network with Samuel Sudhakar back in March. It was a great conversation although the moderator sometimes reached for conflict when none existed.
This article was published by the Enterpriser’s Project and discusses moving at transformational speed.
Harvard Business Review invited and had dinner with several CIOs across the nation to prepare this article. I was fortunate to be selected for the dinner and quoted in the article.
The Enterpriser’s Project has published a new article from several CIOs discussing how to the recruit new talent. I was fortunate enough to be one of the CIOs selected for the article. You can read the article at this link.
Check out the short YouTube video on some of the cool things our research team is working on. It is another example of empowering greatness in others by accelerating their research from 21 days per cycle to 2 days.