The Internet of Things / Internet of Everything clearly is becoming more relevant with each passing minute. What it will mean and what it will be is up to us to decide.
First, you gotta meet people where they are.
A filter through which every decision you make should pass.
Getting too comfortable can come at a price. Don’t let it happen to you.
It sounds harsh when you say it aloud, but being polite isn’t always in your best interest. When you’re in a position of buying or hiring authority, there are more than enough people around willing to waste your time, without adding to the problem yourself. Give your business correspondence and communications their proper consideration; but never feel compelled – or obligated – to immediately answer everyone who interrupts your workflow – especially when their motivation is a commission check.
It’s a numbers game. Success comes with putting in the time, and doing the Work.
How do you know where your limits are, unless you test them from time to time?
Introducing new technology onto campus goes beyond simply allowing it to connect to your networks. Dialog and conversation need to be conducted between campus constituencies, to speak to how new tech has the potential to impact campus culture, the academy, and student experience.
CDO, CIO, CDO, CIO… let’s call the whole thing off.