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Assessing eRate 2.0 – Part Two

January 8th, 2015 | Category: Business Consulting, Technology

Last week during the first of a two-part series of blog posts, I discussed the modifications and changes associated with eRate 2.o and I asked, what do these changes mean for districts seeking eRate help to connect a campus? Today, I’m going to tell you. One thing is very clear; strategic planning has never been…

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Assessing eRate 2.0

January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Technology, Uncategorized

Recently, many schools have come to the conclusion that the eRate program, although well-intentioned, has become less and less fruitful. The processes of planning, application, and support documentation have become a tremendous burden. Since the creation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the eventual eRate program order in May of the following year, eRate…

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How the Agile Software Development Manifesto ideals align with Gartner’s Top 10 Technologies for 2015

December 29th, 2014 | Category: Technology

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/gartners-top-10-technology-trends-for-2015-all-about-the-cloud/?tag=nl.e106&s_cid=e106&ttag=e106&ftag=TREf7159e0 From the above article, “Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015: All About the Cloud”, it is It is no surprise that only two of these technologies have been on this list for more than two years running (IoT and Cloud/client computing). Four of them are on the list for the first time and…

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Scrum in Under 10 Minutes

November 18th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Scrum is the leading Agile development framework in use and this YouTube video does a great job in presenting an overview of Scrum in 10 minutes. Having recently participated in a two-day course learning the mechanics and dynamics of Scrum teams in order to become a Certified ScrumMaster, I thought this was a great presentation…

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Why Project Management is Necessary

November 11th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Many of our customers ask if project management is really necessary in our engagements – is the cost necessary? Proper project management saves money and is vital to ensuring a project meets your goals. A project manager is responsible for the following: Getting agreement on scope: making sure that everyone (customers, consultant, vendors) are on…

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The Art of Being Prepared

October 20th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting, Technology

A recent Washington Post article outlined how unprepared hospitals and personnel felt about dealing with possible Ebola cases, despite repeated guidance from the CDC and other health agencies. The primary issue is not that guidelines don’t exist – they do. The primary issue is that health care facilities have not exercised the guidelines and become…

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