I gave a talk last night at the AITP, Baltimore chapter (www.baltimore.aitp.org) titled “What CIOs Should Know About Network Analysis”. Also presenting were Tom Iler, CIO of Advertising.com, and Tressa Springmann, VP and CIO of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. There were over 50 people in attendance.
Tressa talked about electronic medical records and initiatives that are under way to create them. It was interesting to learn about some of the challenges the initiative faces. Tom talked about what Advertising.com does and how he gets questions about why they are located in Baltimore.
I can relate to the questions Tom gets. We’re often asked why Netcordia is located in Annapolis, MD. It isn’t one of the cities that you’d think would be a hot-bed of high-tech activity. We’re here because I founded the company and that’s where I like to live, which is the same reason Tom gave for why Advertising.com is in Baltimore. We’re both been fortunate to find really good people who like to live in the same place.
I’ll be posting my presentation, annotated with notes, in the Resources/Webinars section of our web site. It is a good, brief presentation (14 pages) that is useful material for presenting to a CIO as part of the justification for acquiring network analysis tools.
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