The Weidenhammer Blog

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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Sometimes Technology Has Nothing To Do With It

September 23rd, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

We are often called by our clients to help improve their technology and make it more responsive to business needs. We always start these types of engagements by understanding the business and the enterprise’s strategic objectives. Before you can apply technology to an issue, you need to understand what you’re trying to accomplish. As we…

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Leveraging Technology to its Fullest Potential

June 19th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Most software and systems are vastly underutilized – usually because of a lack of training and knowledge about all of the software’s features.   Closing this gap can increase efficiency and reduce the need to bring in more software.  This helps simplify your technology infrastructure and improves reliability.  Examine your existing systems and ask how well…

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Improving Reliability Through Standardization

May 13th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Improving reliability improves the user experience for all of your employees.   The best way to improve reliability is to standardize processes, procedures, and applications as much as possible. Tracking down the root cause of an issue so that it can be fixed permanently and quickly will make your employees (your internal customers) more satisfied with…

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Make Outside Vendors Your Business Partner

April 25th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Very few companies have the resources or technical expertise to handle all of their IT needs. They’re busy running their businesses, after all. As a result, outside IT vendors have become crucial to implementing new projects and technologies and providing technical expertise in areas such as networking, security, Web design, and specialized applications. But technology…

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Strategic and Tactical IT Planning

April 2nd, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Planning an IT strategy is mutual exercise between business units and IT.   Usually, business and IT projects outnumber the available IT resources, so prioritizing projects becomes a job for a Technology Steering Committee or Prioritization Committee.  Comparing the benefits of each project against its costs, the committee prioritizes which projects are tackled first and which…

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