Archive for August, 2010

The purpose of GlobalLink Network

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I named my company GlobalLink Network as a description for the service that would be performed by the business.  GlobalLink means just that: the ability to link people, processes, and technology anywhere in the world.  The Internet has opened up possibilities that were never considered when I first was getting into technology in the early 70′s.  While the possibilities are endless as to how we might link person to person, in the business IT field, we are still burdened with 1970′s type systems.  In my intro of myself I mentioned how tough change is.  The large investments in IT technology in the 70′s and 80′s make change difficult and expensive for many large companies that depend on old systems (and ideas) for running their business.

We are all familar with the Social Networking systems like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., but most of the business systems in operation today have applications from 2 or 3 decades ago, with the latest technology changes being the addition of e-Mail and Websites.  Part of my Blog will be to introduce small “social” changes to businesses that don’t require changing everything all at once … just starting a Continuous Improvement path to the future.  Welcome to the journey!

The second part of my company name is Network.  In this age of Aggregation, networking with others to create new business offerings that were not possible in the past, will lead to a business “revival” and pave the way for a new economy.  Most of us are starting to understand that the new economy will require each of us to “make our job” if we are to find work that will allow us to continue (or improve upon) a lifestyle that we once knew.  Networking is key to that search for work or a career.

About

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

My name is Arnie Oseland and I have been in the technology field for about 40 years.  While my title and job function has changed during these years, I have always performed in some very basic roles. 

The first is that of a Problem Solver.  I don’t know if it is my mathematics background or my love of games (or both), but I love a challenge.  The challenges that I have enjoyed most are bringing technical solutions to business problems. 

The second role is one of a Teacher.  I started as a high school teacher of mathematics and science but have had countless experiences of “teaching” throughout my business career.  Training users in the use of new technology is one of the keystones of successful implementation.

The third role is being a Consultative Sales leader.  As a Principal Consultant, Senior Marketing Manager, President, and Business Owner, all require me to convince people to do things that they may not have done if left to their own directions.  Endorsing and accepting Change is hard for all people, but initiating change from “this is how we always did it” to new technically support procedures can be difficult to accomplish without strong leadership.

My posts come to you based on my experience of being involved in early computing solutions in the 70′s with IBM, through several technology companies that I started and lead, through many years of performing as a “player-coach” as a Principal Consultant.

Thanks for your interest.

Hello world!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Welcome to GlobalLink Network.  This marks the beginning of my blog about tools and techniques supporting global business practices. I will provide regualr posts about concepts and tools that may assist you to be more productive with your global business.  I welcome all ideas and feedback from subscribers that enhance the quality and usefulness of this blog.  Thanks for stopping by!  Arnie Oseland