Looks like its time to start Blogging again!

I recently switched jobs, well not only jobs but countries as well which explains my lack of blogging. I am now the Chief Software Architect at INTI Laureate International Universities Malaysia. That’s right, South East Asia is where I now call home for the next 2 years.
Its been about 3 months so far and an exciting 3 months it has been. The day after we arrived the CIO ( the one who asked me to come) returned to the U.S. permanently without informing me. This of course left me attempting to implement his vision of how the new administration systems should be built without any detailed explanation or insight into his vision. This also left his position vacant with no potential replacement in sight leaving me as the interim CIO.
Let me tell you, attempting to be both the CIO and CSA is not an easy thing to pull off. As anyone who has been in a similar position knows trying to do 2 jobs, each part time, produces poor results in the end. It has been a constant battle to prioritize tasks from both positions to make sure only that which is critical to the business becomes my focus. Everything else I let pile up on my desk for the day that a CIO is located and I can devote 100% of my time and energy on the job I was hired to do.
Due to the constraints on my time and the actual lack of actual programming I have had neither time nor material to add to my blog and I have been neglecting it completely.
The other day I realized that although I may  not have programming related content to add I do have a whole new perspective on Technology Services, the management thereof as well as the roles of a CIO in an organization. This new insight might actually benefit someone including myself if I put it up on the web. So I will again begin blogging so I have at least a personal record of the things I have and will learn here in Malaysia. So stay tuned, there is more to come.

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Tim Clark

Experienced Business Owner, Chief Information Officer, Vice President, Chief Software Architect, Application Architect, Project Manager, Software Developer, Senior Web Developer, Graphic Designer & 3D Modeler, University Instructor, University Program Chair, Academic Director. Specialties: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, Node.js, React.js, Angular.js, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, SQL Server, Responsive Design, HTML5, XHTML, CSS3, C#, ASP.net, Project Management, System Design/Architecture, Web Design, Web Development, Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator)

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