Update on the PhD

Hmmm.  Well today was meant to be a really productive day in which I dealt with all the outstanding issues, wrote papers, read papers and set up my PC. PC got in the way through a case of destruction of MX records, and so I got half an article read (Tversky & Kahnemann 1974).  I … Read more

ITGI Roundtable Conference article now available

I see that ITGI has posted the transcript of the roundtable we did back in September 2008 or so.  It covers off some of the leading lights in IT Governance in Brisbane – and then I’m there as well: Tony Hayes, FCPA, Queensland Government, Australia Micheal Axelsen, FCPA, Director, Applied Insight Pty Ltd., Australia (that … Read more

Can employers tell us what we can do in our private, online social networking, lives?

If your employer tells you to ‘stop doing that, you’ll go blind’ online, do you have to stop doing it?  Short answer:  yes, with a but.  As I specialise in long answers though – see below.  Caveat – I’m not a lawyer.  This probably misses a ton of stuff cos I’ve shortened it from the … Read more

Using email well

A couple of months ago, Jan Barned, our erstwhile policy advisor on the ITM CoE, sent around an email from Jane O’Connor, the new editor of InTheBlack, that talked of the virtues of having ’email-free’ days in the office. Most of us on the CoE had a slightly different view, particularly since what tends to … Read more