The Weidenhammer Blog

shutterstock_125165969

IT and Operations Working Together in a Perfect World.

January 29th, 2015 | Category: Cloud computing, Uncategorized

Indicators point to the fact that cloud services and solutions are being adopted by businesses at a rapidly growing rate. The industry watchers say growth will continue at double digit rates. But how much of the adoption is coming from collaboration between Operations and IT? It’s a well-known fact that not all the decisions to…

Read More
shutterstock_65295724

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…

Read More
shutterstock_146082416

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…

Read More
shutterstock_228564196

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…

Read More
shutterstock_192919907

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…

Read More

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…

Read More