The Weidenhammer Blog

Focus on the Business Strategy

February 20th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Technology leaders need to focus on businesses overall strategies and objectives. Without this singular focus, technology investments are wasted. What are the organization’s overall goals and strategies? How can technology help move the business towards those goals? A review of the organizations’ strategic plan allows the technology leader to map his or her technology strategy…

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If You Have a Proper Business Continuity Management Program…Let it Snow

February 17th, 2014 | Category: Technology

With the recent parade of snow storms throughout the country, it leads one to think about the impact these weather events have on our clients.  The availability of personnel, effects on production, fractures in organizational productivity – all result in businesses not being able to deliver their products and services and protect the reputations that…

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Corporate Analytics and Outside Accessibility

January 31st, 2014 | Category: Business Intelligence

When helping a customer determine the best business intelligence solution to fit their needs, a recent (almost consistent) trending question asked is “How can our personnel perform ad-hoc data warehouse analytics outside the office?”  Years ago, our low-cost suggestions included terms like “VPN” and “ISA server.” Today, Microsoft has helped us out a little with…

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Critical Security Controls Permeate Everything We Do

January 30th, 2014 | Category: Network Security

I recently attended a local security session that highlighted the TARGET data breach and procedural deficiencies many organizations have in their operations. Per the speaker, Lance Hawk of Computer Forensics & IT Security, the highly publicized data breach was the result of a hack of Target’s Point-of-Sale (PoS) system using malware called Dexter.  The PoS…

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A Private Cloud Definition? Let Me Dispel a Myth

January 30th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

I read an article recently predicting an increase of more technology being consumed in the cloud.  I believe that some of that increase will still come from newbies giving it trial run, but I also think the early adopters will now begin to move to production mode in earnest. This particular article I read was…

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Saving the Environment with Cloud Computing

January 30th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has a number of advantages over typical deployments and technology consumption models.  At its core, cloud computing works if it’s maximizing resources and it is built to be dynamically capable of adjusting resources to demand. The cloud grid may someday be viewed similar to the electricity grid.  We don’t necessarily know how it…

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