IT Managers Need To Know: Is There Such A Thing As Safe Social Networking?

Congratulations IT Manager: the world that you are operating in has become a lot more complex lately. What this means for you is that you’re going to have to determine what the new rules are for being successful in this world are and how to maximize the importance of information technology for your IT team. … Read moreIT Managers Need To Know: Is There Such A Thing As Safe Social Networking?

Virtualization Headaches For IT Managers

When the IT projects that our teams created started to run out of servers and storage, the magic bullet of virtualization suddenly showed up. This wee bit of technology suddenly made just about every IT project virtual in some way: almost every layer of the network and service delivery stack can now be virtualized. However, … Read moreVirtualization Headaches For IT Managers

Why IT Leaders Need To Get Good At Reusing Technology

I’m sure that you know that you shouldn’t throw things that can be recycled away. Save the planet and all of that. So this brings up an interesting question: as an IT Leader how committed to recycling technology are you when the company is preparing to start up a brand new project? Why It Makes … Read moreWhy IT Leaders Need To Get Good At Reusing Technology

The Problem Posed By Having Too Much Data

A recent survey by the magazine InformationWeek revealed that roughly half of the companies out there are managing between 1TB and 99TB of company data. This amount of data is not getting any smaller and in fact is growing rapidly. For IT managers who are in charge of projects that make use of this valuable … Read moreThe Problem Posed By Having Too Much Data

Does The Cloud Offer IT Managers More Or Less Security?

The cloud has arrived, all hail the cloud! Hmm, just a minute here – has anyone taken a close look at just what moving to the cloud is going to do to the security of the IT projects that your team is working on? This cloud stuff is all new and it’s not clear that … Read moreDoes The Cloud Offer IT Managers More Or Less Security?

IT Managers And The Problem With Food Stamps

I’m hoping that you are not familiar with the U.S. food stamp program. This is a government funded program that provides people who are living below the poverty line with money that can only be spent on food. Clearly it’s a critical program that demonstrates the importance of information technology and the people who are … Read moreIT Managers And The Problem With Food Stamps

IT Manager Lessons From The Rollout Of The U.S. Healthcare Software

As IT Managers we can always be learning and improving our IT manager skills by watching what other IT organizations are doing. A fantastic opportunity has just shown up in the U.S. As part of the Obamacare overhaul of how healthcare is provided to U.S. citizens, a new web site has been set up to … Read moreIT Manager Lessons From The Rollout Of The U.S. Healthcare Software

Why NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For An IT Manager — Sometimes

If you were to create a list of the buzz words that are filtering through the world of IT right now, “noSQL” would have to be at the top of your list. IT Managers everywhere have decided that they’ve had enough of traditional databases and the high vendor fees that come with them. Open source … Read moreWhy NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For An IT Manager — Sometimes

IT Managers Start To Deal With The Problem Of Big Data Backup

The era of big data has arrived. IT Managers everywhere are swimming in a sea of data and only now are they starting to get the tools, the IT manager skills, and the IT manager training that will allow them to make sense of what they have. It turns out that there is another problem … Read moreIT Managers Start To Deal With The Problem Of Big Data Backup

What Every IT Manager Needs To Know About The Hadoop Database Solution

Hey IT Manager, just in case you’ve been living with your head underneath a rock, the world appears to have gone “big data” crazy lately. Your customers, your IT team, and probably the rest of the company have all started to talk about the problem of big data and just exactly what can be done … Read moreWhat Every IT Manager Needs To Know About The Hadoop Database Solution