Articles by author: Howard Holton

How IT Leaders Can Facilitate More Natural Communication

Seasoned technology executives host a weekly discussion to highlight how IT teams and leaders can prepare to be agile and scalabale in an ever changing world.   The pandemic has forever altered the way organizations approach work and collaboration – even as a vaccine begins to be distributed and work returns to some form or […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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How IT Leaders Can Facilitate More Natural Communication
January 4, 2021

Seasoned technology executives host a weekly discussion to highlight how IT teams and leaders can prepare to be agile and scalabale in an ever changing world.   The pandemic has forever altered the way organizations approach work and collaboration – even as a vaccine begins to be distributed and work returns to some form or […]

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Crafting an Effective Message for a CIO
December 21, 2020

Seasoned technology executives host a weekly discussion to highlight how IT teams and leaders can prepare to be agile and scalabale in an ever changing world.   Marketing is a key function of any successful business, but it takes knowledge about a company’s industry and target audience to get right. And because of the complexities […]

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How the Role of Artificial Intelligence is Changing During the Pandemic
December 7, 2020

Seasoned technology executives host a weekly discussion to highlight how IT teams and leaders can prepare to be agile and scalabale in an ever changing world.   To say 2020 has been a year of change is a monumental understatement. Everything from the way we socialize, to how we receive health care, to how we […]

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How Work From Home Shifted Workplace Etiquette
November 30, 2020

Now that the dust is beginning to settle and more and more employees, alongside their managers, are adjusting to working from home. According to Paul Lewis, co-host, The Suite Spot, a new narrative is spinning around those of us who work from home. “So the one thing I hear most often is — especially […]

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The Shift in Workplace Communication
November 23, 2020

One of the biggest challenges we’ve all faced in light of COVID-19, is a rapid transition from active to passive communication, especially in the workplace. When passive communication occurs, such as an email or text message, the recipient reads it, reacts to it, and then chooses to communicate or not by responding or ignoring […]

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Rethinking the Workspace
November 16, 2020

The design of office space has been evolving since the beginning of the cubicle. In recent years, the push has been to create open space offices to nurture collaboration. Those open spaces now seem unfeasible in a post-COVID world. As workers return to the office, what will the future of workspaces look like? John […]

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How Leaders Can Use Failure to Drive Growth
November 2, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis sit down for a thought provoking discussion on how IT leaders can line their organizations up for a successful new year. “What are they going to learn from what’s happened now to figure out how to lead going forward?” asked Lewis to kick off […]

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How Legos and IT Projects are Similar
October 19, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot, hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis explored a topic that likely doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think about IT and IT leadership – LEGO. As Holton said, there are many joys to be found in LEGO, from nostalgia to the ability to create something tangible using your […]

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What Does the Digital Transformation Mean for Your Organization?
October 12, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot, a fireside chat about all topics IT and OT, hosts Howard Holton, Carlos Vargas and Paul Lewis dive into the “marketing magic decoder ring.” That’s a fancy way to say that marketing lingo, particularly during a time when the way companies are buying and operating, should be broken […]

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