The Weidenhammer Blog

End users expect more from business applications

January 12th, 2016 | Category: Application Development

Business applications are now a primary differentiator for large enterprise organizations, with user experience and custom features factoring into the overall performance of a company. However, it's not just IT decision-makers who are looking to leverage stronger and more customized applications – leaders across lines of business want them as well, and are demanding the IT…

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Practicing Online Safety This Holiday Season

December 1st, 2015 | Category: Business Consulting, Network Security

Although Cyber Monday has come and gone, ensuring appropriate online safety must continue to be practiced throughout the year. In this blog post, we will examine a very common form of malware, detailing both irregularities to look out for, as well as ways to combat the threat. One increasingly consistent form of malware is CryptoLocker.…

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Public cloud criteria for a strong IT infrastructure

November 9th, 2015 | Category: Business Consulting, Cloud Computing

Public cloud services have become integral to enterprise success, offering flexibility, security and cost-effectiveness for businesses of all types and sizes. However, not all public clouds are created equal, and decision-makers need to be discerning when they pick a provider. Here are five criteria to follow during the search for an ideal public cloud service.…

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6 things to look for in a cloud service provider

October 21st, 2015 | Category: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a revolutionary technology, but the vendors that offer these solutions are not created equal. In fact, there is a wide spectrum of quality and service that cloud providers bring to the table, and you need to know exactly what to look for in your search. As Patrick Li from Business 2 Community asserted,…

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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…

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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…

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