Eight Downfalls of Organizational Change Efforts

Change management has become entrenched in the 21st century. Organizational change provides a great opportunity for enterprises to build a more effective, and more...

IT Strategy Case Study of a Large Manufacturing Company

Increasing business complexity has been driven by both organic growth and acquisitions. IT had to align its people, projects, and resources with the Company's innovative...

Case Study: IndependenceFirst

View how one CIO used quality communication with stakeholders to gain approval for IT initiatives.

The Technology Thaw of 2011

Despite continuing economic challenges, IT organizations must continue to innovate. An essential element of innovation is the utilization of new technologies. In 2011, we...

Fast Track Tool: Select and Evaluate Vendors

Enterprises are dependent on vendors to obtain IT hardware, software and services. The Vendor Management process includes the identification, selection, contracting with,...

Essential Elements for Project Success

Several factors differentiate project success from project failure. Avoid common project pitfalls with diagnostic questions and follow best practice guidelines to improve...

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...

Project Pitfall Detection & Mitigation Tool

Use this tool to assess project vulnerability related to four critical challenges that sink many projects. Based on your answers, the tool will indicate which pitfalls...

IT Steering Committees in Municipal Settings

Municipalities, with their myriad of departments and services, must manage competing goals and objectives for IT. IT is a scarce commodity and allocating resources...

Project Meeting Follow-up Template

The project team, project manager, and project sponsor must be on the same page at all times. Regular meetings and active communication are imperative, but without...
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