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How to Get and Maintain Stakeholder Buy-In

Date published:

November 15, 2017

Author

  • Randy Hearn

Understanding who your key stakeholders are can help in getting roadblocks cleared and getting the right resources, and help to prioritize competing, and often conflicting, demands.

Ten Things That Will Make You a Great Application Development Manager

Date published:

November 14, 2017

Author

  • Randy Hearn

Many businesses do not develop huge solutions internally any more. Despite this, the need for developers is still very much present. You must lead developers and ensure they follow best practices, understand the business priorities, and get the guidance they need – without it, and left to their own devices, failure is inevitable.

Google’s Enterprise Play: Chromebooks and the Future of Work

Date published:

November 1, 2017

Author

  • Jeremy Roberts

Google’s Chromebooks have long been relegated to the margins of the consumer device market, thought to be suitable only for light computing in education and similar environments. Google’s new Pixelbook, however, is changing the game. Chrome OS might just be the answer to some enterprise problems.

Jumbo Shrimp, Semi-Boneless Ham, and Bare Metal Cloud

Date published:

August 2, 2017

Author

  • John Sloan

When it comes to great oxymorons, bare metal cloud has to rank right up there. After all, isn't abstraction and software fundamental to cloud computing? Here is how bare metal cloud is a real thing and how it may be in your infrastructure-as-a-service future.

Don’t Wait on Wellness: Act Now to Attract & Keep Your Most Precious Resource

Date published:

May 19, 2017

Author

  • Jessica Jenkins

This note focuses on the opportunities related to wellness as an emerging HR and HCM technology trend, and the benefits associated with responding to the trend within the consulting industry. Get recommendations on how to take a pragmatic approach to wellness programs from a business and IT perspective.

Ensure Your Customer Experience Is Awesome, Not Off-Putting

Date published:

May 19, 2017

Author

  • Ben Dickie

​Improvements in data aggregation and analysis have opened new frontiers in customer targeting and customer intelligence, but striking the right trade-off between customer intimacy and “customer creepiness” can be a delicate issue. This note provides considerations to review when developing a data-driven customer intelligence program.

Software Defined Ate the Convergence Birthday Cake

Date published:

May 19, 2017

Author

  • John Sloan

Core infrastructure architectures never die. They just get disrupted. Understand how software defined and hyperconvergence have disrupted the storage array-based convergence model. The future isn’t quite what we predicted.