First Five IT Roles in New Organizations

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Small organizations oftentimes partner with consulting firms or large name vendors to provide their technology solutions. However, it eventually becomes important to bring expertise in-house so that technology solutions can be implemented to maintain efficiencies as the organization grows. For non-technical entrepreneurs, deciding where to start … [Read more...]

Legacy Modernization for Software and Systems Explained

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As odd as it may sound, year to date, there are still thousands of companies at the global scale that have critical core business processes based on corporate software that dates back some 30 or even 50 years. COBOL coding is easily a 30-year-old vintage specimen while IBM Mainframe software developed 50 years ago is still being directly used by … [Read more...]

Managing Big IT Projects with a Small Staff

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Intended audience Throughout my career, I have continually tried to improve my project management skills. For large organizations, there are extensive options for improving project management processes. I always find it challenging to find concepts that can be applied to smaller organizations. This article is intended for smaller organizations … [Read more...]

How do I Accelerate Getting Value Out of My Solution?

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Every business and IT leader has business critical goals to achieve when they make an IT investment. Even further and often more daunting is being able to quickly demonstrate the value around it back to the company. After the acquisition process, the pressure is on to get the solution operational and functioning to specification. And the project … [Read more...]

The Digital Natives: How to Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

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Just when companies thought they’d seen it all in self-absorbed social media-crazed Millennial workers, HR firms, and brand and marketing experts warn this is just the first wave. Gen Z workers will test the ability of many companies to be both seamlessly digital and yet surprisingly human and socially engaged. Dubbed a “Demographic Juggernaut,” … [Read more...]

Data Center Migration: Planning, Strategy, and Execution

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There are many reasons an organization may need to migrate a data center (DC). Data center migrations can be triggered by data center consolidations after a merger, an expansion, end of lease situations, regulatory requirements, a move to the cloud, and a number of other scenarios. While data center migrations can be powered by different … [Read more...]

Capacity Management for Organizational Growth

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For the modern IT organization, capacity management is more important than ever! In their recently published “Market Guide for Capacity Management tools” report, Gartner predicts capacity management will play a critical role in fueling organizations growth. "Through 2018, more than 30% of enterprises will use IT infrastructure capacity management … [Read more...]

IT Management – the Power behind Digital Transformation

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The Power behind Digital Transformation

I’m pretty sure that by now you are acutely aware of just how important IT management is to the success (or otherwise) of the new digital world. All of that shiny, miraculous technology and the new ways of working that come with it would grind to an ugly halt pretty quickly if people like you weren’t actively managing the related services. Your … [Read more...]