Tag Archives: IT

IT And The Changing Nature of Business Urgency

[My post in FierceCIO, April 27, 2015]

There was a time when IT responsiveness was measured in business days for certain requests, and in hours for more “business critical,” truly urgent tasks, in which the business were at risk. For most IT departments, almost every request today comes as urgent or top priority. Why is this?  Read more…

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5 Reasons IT Projects Fail

[My post in Information Week, Network Computing, December 8, 2014]

From focusing on cool technology to jumping in too soon, there are common mistakes that IT teams make that doom IT projects.  Read more…

Plan an Internet of Things Architecture in the Data Center

[Some of my comments have been included in TechTarget’s SearchDataCenter post on IoT by Alan R. Earls, December 2, 2014.  Earl’s article is also included in Modern Infrastructure: Internet of Things coming to an infrastructure near you]

The rapid development of IoT poses certain threats to the data center, like chaos and added storage demands. How do you plan for such a surge of new technology?  Read more…

Proactive Network Management: The Basics

[My post in Network Computing, November 7, 2014Information Week, Promethean Data Solutions IT Weekly Newsletter, November 17, 2014]

Bandwidth spikes, sluggish websites, and slow backups are just some of the unexpected problems that IT pros fear. Don’t wait for disaster to strike.  Read more…

WYOD = The Next Big IT Department Headache?

[My post in The daily Network Monitor, October 27, 2014]

Over the past few years, organizations have been forced to deal with the rapid rise of BYOD, which created a number of IT problems as more and more employees began bringing in their own devices to the workplace. Today, there is a new trend IT departments are preparing to deal with that could be more troublesome than its predecessor: Wear Your Own Device (WYOD). With the number of wearable devices steadily increasing, from Google Glass to Apple watches, it’s only a matter of time before we see a proliferation of wearables in the enterprise.  Read more…

With Apple Watch, Will WYOD Wear Out Its Welcome With IT?

[My post in Wired magazine, Innovation Insights, September 25, 2014]

If you thought that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was the biggest source of IT department headaches, then think again. There is a new trend IT departments are preparing to deal with that could be more troublesome than its predecessor and that is Wear Your Own Device (WYOD).   Read more…