The Weidenhammer Blog


Technology Planning? E-rate Says: “Fuggedaboutit”

September 16th, 2015 | Category: Business Consulting, Technology

I simply don’t understand E-rate’s rationale for the elimination of the Technology Plan approval requirement within the E-rate application process. I cringe when I think of districts attempting to navigate strategic technology planning and budgeting without a plan. Currently most districts take their cue from their respective state department of education. Although some states still…

LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+EmailGoogle GmailOutlook.comShare
Read More

Apps – The New Challenge for Educational IT Leaders

August 11th, 2015 | Category: Business Consulting, Technology

I recently attended the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia (International Society for Technology in Education). Year after year, the numbers of companies developing their classroom applications are increasing exponentially. The market is becoming saturated with large, well-known players as well as small, up-and-comers. With many apps available in the popular mobile device marketplaces, such as Google…

Read More

Extend Your Active Directory to the Cloud

July 1st, 2015 | Category: Cloud computing

With the proliferation of Cloud delivered Software as a Service (SaaS) products within many organizations, managing user access to the domain and these SaaS products is within the control of your IT Administration organization.   The addition of SaaS applications tends to be outside Active Directory and has made identity management, user access and authorization a…

Read More

The Art of Implementing a Cybersecurity Program

June 15th, 2015 | Category: Business Consulting

I recently had the pleasure of attending the SecureWorld Expo in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. I noticed many of the conversations at this conference centered on developing a security framework and strategy for organizations. This reminded me of a recent Computer Weekly article that I read where Gartner announced, “Businesses will have to embrace cloud security-as-a-service. …

Read More
weidenhammer project management

The Pioneers of Quality

May 11th, 2015 | Category: Technology

Quality Pioneers Quality is the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind, the degree of excellence of something. The following six leaders and visionaries of quality pioneered different facets of our understanding of quality. W. Edwards Deming 1900-1993 Deming defined quality as a predictable degree of uniformity and dependability at…

Read More

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. …

Read More