The Weidenhammer Blog

Transparency Helps IT Governance

March 21st, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Letting everyone know what projects are being worked on, how those projects benefit your company, and what those projects cost allows everyone to be on the same page.  With limited resources, projects have to be prioritized to get the biggest bang for your company’s buck.  A project list showing costs and benefits helps this prioritization…

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cloud computing

Let’s Make CLOUD Into a Mnemonic

March 17th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

I read this in a book on Cloud Computing – Cloudonomics – and I thought it was a good way to create some clarity on the term CLOUD.  I’ve posted content in the past that supports this breakdown, but I like how this abbreviates and simplifies the term. C.L.O.U.D. Common infrastructure – it’s common in…

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Welcome Changes to the PMBOK Fifth Edition – Getting it Right in the Soft Areas

March 11th, 2014 | Category: Technology

Many people can be trained in the hard skills/tools/mechanics of project management; such as how to construct work breakdown structures (WBS), network diagrams, Gantt charts, perform resource planning, and utilize project management software. While these are all good things in a project manager’s tool belt, the real golden nuggets remained hidden for some time in…

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SharePoint Online vs. On-Premise?

March 7th, 2014 | Category: Microsoft SharePoint

Andrew Connell posted an interesting article regarding some key points to consider when choosing SharePoint Online, Microsoft’s cloud based SharePoint deployment, or an On-Premise deployment. There are many considerations that go well beyond a cost / break-even analysis based on the number of users in your environment. There are some important solution boundary differences that…

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Focus on the Customer

March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Technology leaders need to focus on customers – especially internal customers.  Business units need technology to help them meet their customers’ needs – the ones paying for the company’s products and services. Listening to customers is critical.  A visit to each business leader to get to know them and their unit is the first step. …

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Managed Services and Cloud Services are Different

February 25th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

Looking for IT services in the Cloud and expecting that the provider will be responsible for all the attendant care and administration of the services you are using may be a mistake.  Take a cloud-based backup service like online backup and recovery.   To fit the definition of a cloud solution – it must be specific…

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