The Weidenhammer Blog


Cloud Adoption Continues to Expand

April 8th, 2015 | Category: Cloud computing

In the world of Cloud Compute resources, industry analysts predict that by 2020 the common use of Cloud Servers will be in the Hybrid Cloud model.  The trend reinforces that cloud adoption continues to grow, but most industries are looking at it as a way to cost effectively extend the IT environments of the business. …

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Requirements Gathering and Modeling – Invaluable BA skills

February 11th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

With today’s focus on delivering value, responding to rapid change, and getting requirements done right, the Project Management Institute has put out a very informative practice guide for business analysis (Business Analysis for Practitioners, a Practice Guide). Two areas that are of particular interest to today’s project stakeholders are elicitation of requirements and modeling requirements.…

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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 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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