Why the public cloud is the fast food of the IT industry.

The challenge for any IT manager is how to meet business requirements with technology.  More often than not, those requirements dictate rapid deployment.  The cloud excels at this, since the infrastructure is already available and waiting to be used.  Rapid deployment, just as fast-food, does not guarantee quality, however.  In fact, the performance and reliability […]

Cloudsourcing – What is this “IT revolution” all about?

First there were servers.  Each server had a single purpose.  In some cases, 90% of the time, they ran idle — a big waste of resources (processor, disk, memory, etc.) Then there were server farms, which were groups of servers distributing loads for single applications.   Distributing loads to multiple servers allowed for higher loads […]

Crisis Management

Successfully navigating through an IT crisis requires both successful problem solving AND successful communication. When it comes to a crisis, it is absolutely imperative to communicate effectively. People tend to fill in the details of what they do not know with their imaginations. Most often, those ad-lib details are inaccurate. Without good communication, you could […]

Contributors of Change Within a Business

There are three types of contributors of change;  Instigators of Change, Implementers of Change, and Resistors of Change.   Each of these people are vital if any business is going to succeed.  Here’s why. Instigators of Change are the people with uncontrollable passion.   They may often have ungrounded ideas, but their ideas might also be essential […]