Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

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Use of the Services (Website) is subject to this acceptable use policy (“AUP”). If not defined here, capitalized terms have the meaning stated in the applicable contract (“EULA”) between Open Business Foundation Member, or other authorized user (“You”) and the Website Owner. You agree not to, and not to allow Your End Users, Employees, Contractors, […]


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Website Visitors – Like most website operators, collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how’s visitors use […]

Evaluation and Acceptance of your Article

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You will receive an acknowledgment e-mail reply, but we cannot guarantee when or if an article will be published. Articles are evaluated based on readability, soundness of content, timeliness, and interest to our readers. We also consider whether you support you ideas with concrete examples. Articles that essentially only promote a particular company, product, and […]

Writing Your Article

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Here are our suggestions for an easy-to-read, successful article: The length of your article should be between 1,500–3,500 words. Create a clever working title using active verbs. Try to keep it brief, between three and six words. Provide a byline. Include the author(s’) full name(s), suffixes, degrees, etc. Provide a two- to three-line biography. […]

How to contribute to My Blog

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IT Mentoring Blog for Executives and its Audience: is the flagship publication for Executives. It is a Blog written and edited specifically for executives as applied to effective Information Technology Mentoring. Potential Readers: Readers are usually’s executive clients, typically with more than 15 years of management experience and varying degrees of IT knowledge […]

Who is Robert Whetsel?

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Robert Whetsel is a decorated war veteran that has worked in Information Systems since 1989. He is the founder of The Open Business Foundation, FlightLinux and RavenSong Open Technologies. In Addition, he serves on the Steering Committee for the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board Information Technology Cluster Initiative for the State of Maryland. Currently he functions […]

What is a Trusted Advisor?

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Effective leaders in organizations have a confidante, someone who can listen, who can be trusted, who is objective, and who can offer useful advice or personal service. A trusted Advisor lends an outside perspective, offers key support to executive personnel to enhance leadership judgment, illuminates blind spots, and directs them to explore new ideas to […]