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Sweat the Small Stuff in IT Management

Sweat the Small Stuff in IT Management

Information Technology organizations that struggle to do things well often don’t realize that they don’t do things well. Have you heard the saying, “They are so bad, they don’t know they’re bad”? They may even think their approach to IT is the norm. They may believe that they have to do things their way because they are… Continue Reading

Information Technology Management At Its Finest?

Information Technology Management At Its Finest?

Have you ever worked in a company where the IT leadership was suspect at best? Now I’m not speaking from an IT staff member point of view where most IT staff at some point questions their fearless leaders’ management and technical skills. I’m speaking from the business side where leadership in the organization just doesn’t have… Continue Reading

Promise -v- Delivery: Open Source Delivers On Promise

Promise -v- Delivery: Open Source Delivers On Promise

Open Source is a technology approach alternative to your traditional or standard software solutions. Open Source Initiative is the governing body behind Open Source. Open Source, on many occasions, has been met with skepticism when implementing this strategy for mission-critical applications. Why? Simply there has traditionally been concern about those behind a particular Open Source… Continue Reading

Talk is Cheap: Promise -v- Delivery in Information Technology and Services

Talk is Cheap: Promise -v- Delivery in Information Technology and Services

In talking to companies, one thing constantly resonates. Companies are concerned about investing in something that will not yield the promised return on investment. To say it differently, companies aren’t willing to invest on promise but on performance. What have you done? Do you deliver to the level committed to the customer? Is the commitment nothing… Continue Reading

Whoa! Do we really need to do that? Reducing IT costs through managed services.

Whoa! Do we really need to do that? Reducing IT costs through managed services.

Is it time to considered an IT managed services business model to reduce costs and improve efficiencies? In today’s tough economy, every penny spent must bring about the biggest value, or to say it differently, have the biggest positive impact for any organization. Spending to be spending, implementing technologies or new processes, just to say… Continue Reading

Are you kidding me? It happended again?! IT Management and the need for IT Standards – Response

Are you kidding me? It happended again?! IT Management and the need for IT Standards – Response

CIO and CTO leadership can help improve IT management and standards in organizations of any size.  The approach to problem solving and solution delivery directly tie to credibility. I mentioned that much of this within IT is as much an educational challenge than anything. What do I mean? Well, when a network admin is attempting… Continue Reading

Are you kidding me? It happened again?! IT management and the need for IT standards.

Are you kidding me? It happened again?! IT management and the need for IT standards.

I never cease to be amazed at how some businesses run and how IT workers interact with others in an organization. A key focus for me is to standardize and develop process structure that flows throughout an organization, such that before any decision is made in any endeavor, the appropriate processes have been followed and… Continue Reading

Change: A Recipe for Disaster – Part 2

Change: A Recipe for Disaster – Part 2

I mentioned in Part 1 to this blog that change management is the most critical part of project management, in my opinion. I also said that mitigating risks here must start very early in the process, even before the planning phase of a project starts, and even before the project initiation. Now you say “What comes before project… Continue Reading

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