Podcast: Building a career out of LEGO bricks with Warren Elsmore
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 8:21a Bruce Elgort Warren Elsmore wrote a book! It’s called Brick City and Warren describes it as “a celebration of the worlds’ architecture, recreated solely using the celebrated toy of the century, LEGO bricks.”
In our podcast with him, we discussed:
Is this an instruction book or an idea book?
Who is the target audience?
What was the book writing process like?
How and when can people buy this book?
And many more LEGO-rich topics…
Brick City will be in bookstores in several diffe [read] Keywords: podcast
Podcast: Cloud Cost Management Made Easy with Cloudability
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 10:40a Bruce Elgort On this episode we interview Mat Ellis (@matellis), CEO of Cloudability and talk about how Cloudability can help companies manage their cloud spend.
We talk about:
How Mat got started with Cloudability
How much cloud spend they are currently managing
What types of things are moving to the cloud
What newbies to the cloud should look out for
How Cloudability helps manage cloud spend
The services that they offer and their associated costs
The future role of “The IT Department”
and much [read] Keywords: podcast
Podcast: Opting In – Ed Brill talks about his new book
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 6:51a Bruce Elgort Today we spoke with Ed Brill (http://edbrill.com), Director of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, about his new book. It’s called Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager, and it’s available both on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/dp/0133258939) and directly from IBM Press (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/store/opting-in-lessons-in-social-business-from-a-fortune-9780133258936).
Why did y [read] Keywords: collaboration
Podcast: The IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 6:47a Bruce Elgort On this episode we interviewed IBM’s Paul Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about the recent release of the IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report. During the interview we talked about:
Paul’s role at IBM
What exactly does the Tech Trends Report covers
What surprised Paul in the report
The growing skill gaps in technology
What IBM Is doing to help shrink the skills gap
Paul’s advice for developers and IT admins that are trying to keep up with all of the c [read] Keywords: collaboration
Please pray for a truly special young lady and her family
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 9:53p Bruce Elgort From my friend and ICS community member Chris Byrne:
My 17 year old daughter Grace, a senior honors student in high school who is dual enrolled at the University of Georgia, was running with friends after school last Friday. When crossing the street, she was struck by an SUV. She is now in the intensive care unit of a local hospital being treated for severe brain trauma. Grace is a multi-sport athlete at her school with varsity letters in Tennis and Cross Country, and was the MVP of the Ju [read] Keywords: community