Creating an IT Strategy Communications Plan: 5 Keys to Success

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This article is written from the perspective of an IT Strategy in higher education. However, many of the concepts can be applied to any strategy communications plan. Keep in mind however that the IT Strategic plan has an organization-wide impact. Because of this, the approach to communicating the IT strategy should be treated just like an … [Read more...]

Learning from the Equifax Breach

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As organizations continue to adopt open source software and cloud technologies, maintaining a secure and compliant environment is getting more challenging. As noted in the WSJ post Out-of-Date Software Creates Incalculable Cyber Risk, even though Equifax was aware of the Apache Struts vulnerability (CVE 2017-5638) and attempted to fix it, there … [Read more...]

IT Salary Trends for 2017

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For the past six years, Puppet has released an annual DevOps Salary report, analyzing and curating data from careers in the IT field. The report features information comparing jobs, salaries, and working conditions of IT professionals across the world, providing insight into the differences and similarities. The DevOps Salary report aims to predict … [Read more...]

Creating a Change Vision is a Team Sport

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Issue 1 of the Digital Transformation that Endures Blog Series by Mark Gradwell All great leaders, past and present, share common traits: their change vision is easy to comprehend; they surround themselves with the right people to drive the change; they are great storytellers convincing others about the need and personal benefits of change; and … [Read more...]

Truth or Myth: 5 Cloud Computing Claims Put to the Test

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Although cloud computing has become standard practice for most IT organizations, the idea is still surprisingly misunderstood. “Cloud” seems to mean just about anything, depending on the context and who’s talking about it, which leads to confusion across the board. From the business users interested in the benefits of cloud to the IT professionals … [Read more...]

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Explained

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The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a foundational platform that allows Agile to be scalable for enterprise systems and software. SAFe is the most commonly used version of a scaled agile framework and offers the same benefit to companies as Scrum does to Agile teams. The goal then is to align development to further business objectives. Similar to … [Read more...]