Nov
07
2012

Pushing the Enterprise: Mobility Breaks Barriers With BYOD

“Hey!  Hey, you!  I need you to build us an iPhone app,” the CIO yelled out of his office at no one in particular.

Oct
03
2012

Take a Little Bite Out of Big Data

6 minute read

Everyone’s talking about Big Data. (And I mean everyone.) People want it, need it, think they need it, aren’t sure if they need it and, in some cases, already have it and aren’t sure what to do with it. Let’s break down Big Data and gain a little more perspective around the...

Sep
02
2012

Are You Ready for the Cloud?

7 minute read

Now that most in the business world have some level of awareness about “the cloud” and its benefits, there seems to be an explosion of hype, panic, and confusion. Who’s moved to the cloud? How did they do it? Should we do it? Will we lose our competitive edge if we don’t move to...

Aug
07
2012

Inside the Mind of the CIO

3 minute read

Demonstrating value can often be synonymous with “mission impossible” for many business units, with the obvious exception of the sales team or any team whose primary function is to generate revenue. Demonstrating the value (not to mention value-add) of a stellar IT department is even...

Jul
08
2012

The High Price of Selecting the Wrong IT Partner

7 minute read

Every big IT project is intimidating. Organizations outsource these to an IT partner because they don’t have (or necessarily need) in-house expertise in specialty areas such as user experience design, enterprise information systems, software development, legacy systems management,...

Jun
08
2012

Modernizing Legacy Systems

6 minute read

How do you know when it’s time to buy a new car? From a purely economic standpoint, the answer is simple: when the cost of maintaining your old vehicle becomes prohibitive. The same holds true for your legacy IT system.

May
10
2012

A Symphony of Big Data

7 minute read

Imagine what a symphony and big data have in common. Forget, for a moment, about attending the symphony or using a data management system—and imagine being the creator, or the architect. To compose a symphony, there must be an overarching understanding of how the entire orchestra...

Apr
05
2012

Nightmares in Technology Projects

6 minute read

It’s a scary notion, beginning a new technology project. You know it's going to hurt your budget; you think you know what you need, but then those techie people tell you something completely different; and what if something better comes along while you're halfway through your project?...