Author Archive | Ken Chow

What Do You Know, Really?

We’re in the business of making people smarter – giving them the information they need to make better decisions. The premise is certainly logical and borne out by the facts: the more and better information people have about something, the better their ability to plan and execute on specific goals related to that thing. But […]

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LogiXML Wants You

When people seek out employment opportunities, some of the things they consider are the health and growth of a company, the ability to advance within a company, and the possibility of not only being a part of something special, but having a lasting impact on it. If you’re looking for an opportunity such as this, […]

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If IT Departments Were TV Shows

We deal with a lot of IT departments and their leaders. Most of them seem earnest, sincere, and mostly under-funded. If their lives were a TV series, I think it would look something like this: View Original Post

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Look!

One of the reasons I find the rise of visual analytics so fascinating is that it’s an area of technology that’s trying to better leverage human computation, rather than offload it, which has traditionally been the case. Consider one of the progenitors of all productivity software: the humble spreadsheet. Where would we be without their […]

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IT: What Happened to that Warm and Fuzzy Feeling?

I just saw the following coming out from the good people at Gartner Research: “The Gartner Predicts 2012 special report addresses the continuing trend toward the reduction of control IT has over the forces that affect it. As users take more control of the devices they will use, business managers are taking more control of […]

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Geeks N’ Weasels

Anyone in a modern business environment is well aware of the tension that often exists between technical experts (IT, developers, engineers, etc.) and business experts (sales, marketing, operations, etc.). I’m no social scientist; I haven’t made a study of the origins and dynamics that give rise to this divide, but I’ll go out on a […]

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