There are 4 million people in the City of Angels, home to the largest port in the western hemisphere, the first city to fully roll out 5G, and sitting on a massive fault line waiting to be all shook up at any moment. This week's guest Jeanne Holm is no stranger to big data, managing IT and teams doing social good around the world. We talk about her path into IT, what it's like managing IT on a massive city scale, and her work helping improve the lives of LA residents through technology.
A lot of non IT people ask me what I do all day, as well as a lot of IT people ask what an IT Manager does all day, so I decided to document my day today on Twitter. As an executive level manager at my company I’m not permitted to share specifics about what I’m working on but I did my best to illustrate an IT Managers day and responsibilities.
Every year I think about doing something nice for my team for System Administrators Day. The problem is I always think of it on the day of, when I see all the social media posts talking about it…. Oops. This year I am getting started a few days early and ordered affordable tech gifts for my IT Support team in appreciation of all their exceptional work! Oh, I am also getting doughnuts!
The time has come for IT to have not only a seat at the planning and operations table, but to shine into the incredible business partner our teams can be. In this week's episode Tinder’s Jeffrey Strauss and I discuss how to get there, and what to do when you are stuck just outside the door.
You hear about massive data breaches at big companies all the time: Facebook, Equifax, eBay, Yahoo, Target... the list goes on. But even SMBs need robust anti-virus solutions. And no, the free version of Sophos just isn't going to cut it. Don't believe me? Read on...
Surely, the one time you think, “Hey, I’ll just wing it. My systems never crash. I’ve never been hacked. I can skip the contingency plan just this once,” that’s the one time the universe will jump at the chance for a laugh at your expense.
We’ve come a long way since computers took up the size of a room, and with every new advancement, from the smartwatch to the internet itself there have always been one people who have loved tech more than anyone else.