I am frequently asked which Asset Management solution is the best. It’s an honest question as the IT Director or Manager asks where to start in their desire to get a handle on their corporate IT assets. Sometimes they have a couple of products in mind, but often it is a completely open question. It’s… Continue reading How to Select the Best Asset Management Tool for Your Organization (Part 2 of Asset Management)
One of the most common questions asked during a software audit, hardware inventory project, or even a Software Asset Management project is, how do you collect your inventory or asset database. If the answer is not satisfactory, the next question is, we need one. And so begins the quest to evaluate tools for this business… Continue reading Are You Looking at a New IT Asset Management Tool? Want It To Actually Work Once It’s Deployed? Start Here! (Part 1 of Asset Management)
It's been several years since I attended a conference as an attendee and not a partner/vendor. This will be interesting. The reason I am here is to understand where AWS fits within IT Strategy as a business. The technology is obviously mature to house solutions that can run businesses. However, when do you know when… Continue reading The IT Strategist goes to Vegas! AWS re:Invent 2017
Are you looking for a solution to a business need that may or may not require technology? LOL, whose not? But who do you call when you need to find that solution? Traditionally, you call your trusted advisers like your Microsoft/Cisco/VMWare/IBM/Dell/CDW/AWS representative. However with the changing landscape of consumption based IT products and services, is… Continue reading A New, Not New Approach to Working with IT Service Providers!
I have been fortunate to work for some very complex and mature IT Departments through my career and one of the more important practice within the IT shop was a solid disaster recovery and business continuity strategy. As an IT business person that has participated on all sides of the DR/BCP Strategy, I wanted to… Continue reading Top 5 Disaster Recovery Plan Tasks to Help You Sleep at Night! And They are Easier Than You Think!
IT is still going through a massive evolution so it's good to inventory some of the changes that have happened that may be concerning the guys and gals of the IT Shop. 1. Digital Transformation To the point of trying to re-brand the CIO to the Chief Digital Officer, IT has a bit of an… Continue reading 5 Ways IT has Changed In the Last 10 Years