Strategy & Governance

New IT Leaders: Earning Credibility with Business Management

New IT leaders will have little influence unless they build credibility with senior business officers. Become a dynamic force that motivates and coordinates the...

IT Steering Committee Challenge Assessment Tool

Organizations that operate effective IT Steering Committees realize better IT project priority setting as well as improved alignment with business objectives. Use this...

IT Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

A formal agenda prepared and distributed ahead of each meeting will help focus the efforts of the IT steering committee and keep all parties on track. Use this template...

New Leaders: Send a Message with an Executive IT Committee

Executive IT committees can take a lot of pressure off new or existing IT leaders by forcing business leaders to set IT investment priorities. Learn the lessons offered...

Include MS SQL Server 2008 in Consolidation Plans for Cost Reduction

There is a significant cost reduction opportunity in consolidating smaller SQL databases while upgrading to Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Over time, smaller databases have...

North American Electronic Waste Laws

A number of legislative issues can pose a liability to organizations that fail to properly dispose of obsolete computers and other electronic equipment. Use this document...

Keys to a Successful Data Migration

To be successful, a data migration plan must account for data interdependencies and follow an iterative process that includes analyzing a data subset, developing...

No ROI? Make the Case for a Project without Tangible Benefits

Just because project benefits are not quantifiable does not mean that the project is not worth pursuing. Create a business case that concentrates on resolving a pressing...

Consumer Techs in Business: Be Cautious, But Not Close-Minded

(By Info-Tech Analyst Jayanth Angl - Printed with permission from Processor magazine www.processor.com). IT leaders don’t have it easy. Maintaining a secure and reliable...

Don't Make Me Document It

(By Info-Tech Analyst Howard Kiewe - Printed with permission from Processor magazine www.processor.com). I hate paperwork, even if I'm doing it in electronic...
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