May 132012
 
BYOD - to middle school?

Last week we had a local millage vote – I heard it cost our community $30,000 to run the special vote, with only one proposal on the ballot – to increase personal property taxes around $400 per year to buy iPads for every child in the school district, from kindergarten through senior high. Parents of students would have also been required to buy insurance for each device their kids brought home. The proposal was defeated by 2/3 majority. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Bring Your Own Device is a topic [read more…]

Oct 222011
 
Living a case study - the other side of the table

Many of you know I recently accepted the role of Chief Information Officer for American Laser Skincare. In coming into this new situation, my current thinking may be more of a bird’s nest than our server room (which is nowhere near as tangled as the picture on the right). Meanwhile, you may have read that we are not victims of circumstance, or at least we don’t have to be. Getting my thinking straight has to be my first and highest concern. I have decided that getting clear in my thinking necessarily means fewer [read more…]