5 Key Steps to Ensure Your IT Teams Won’t Fail

You’ve hired top-notch talent. You’ve updated your data center and equipped your staff with the most modern tools available. Yet you still may be setting up your IT team to fail. Why? Because technology, people, and process are not enough anymore. We’ve all seen it—great tools, great processes, and great people can fail. We are…

Adoption: The Make-or-Break Component of Your IT Solution

Technology services have long since changed the way people engage and communicate with each other, but is internal IT communication engaging and transformative? A recent article in CIO states that “50% of IT leaders claim that a lack of communication talent is holding them back.”  Communication enables people within an organization to understand the value of …

The Top 3 IT Transformations to Prepare You for the Next Blue Moon

Will you still be relevant in 2.6 years? Tonight, Friday, July 31, 2015, is the first blue moon in 2.6 years and it will be the only blue moon for the next 2.6 years. Over the past few years most IT organizations have failed to keep up with the ever-changing needs of their business, customers,…

Next-Gen IT Ops: Are You Ready?

  We’re living in a world where the influence of smartphones, smart homes and other technologically fascinating advancements regulate how we drive, eat and live. Technology is quickly leaping forward and it is time for IT to move beyond the role of simply keeping the business up and running. The IT of the future needs…

How to Successfully Communicate Your IT Project

Part 2 of the Breakthrough IT Series Breaking through cultural barriers in an organization is more easily said than done. So, as we continue in this series, we’ll start with the foundation, communication. In an ever-connected era, language is the bedrock of culture. How we communicate matters – at home, at work, on social media,…

IT for People, Not People for IT

Part One of the Breakthrough Series Imagine a project in which everyone understands their role, they know what success looks like, and they’re working synchronously to achieve results. A project that is fully supported by the executive level and where the business actually understands and embraces the value the project will provide. We have seen…

Breaking Through Fusion14

  If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the years, it is that powerful things can be accomplished when people unite for a cause and push through resistance, beyond challenges and BREAKTHROUGH! In the conversations we had at our booth at Fusion14, and through the surveys we collected, we were able to validate that…

Data We Can Trust

Last week I talked about 5 Must-Have Characteristics to Enable Enterprise Architecture Successfully. This week I would like to discuss a topic we are all interested in, having data we can trust. Over the last year, I have had the privilege to work with a large organization to help them reach their goal of running…

BCP and Disaster Recovery – how much is too much?

You can make sure that you have BCP and Disaster Recovery (DR) plans in place, but how often do you test them?  Do you build maintenance of these environments into your BAU (business as usual) work?  Is DR an afterthought when launching new services and products?  Do you utilize DR equipment for anything, when it’s…