The Weidenhammer Blog

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…

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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. …

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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…

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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. …

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Requirements Gathering and Modeling – Invaluable BA skills

February 11th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

With today’s focus on delivering value, responding to rapid change, and getting requirements done right, the Project Management Institute has put out a very informative practice guide for business analysis (Business Analysis for Practitioners, a Practice Guide). Two areas that are of particular interest to today’s project stakeholders are elicitation of requirements and modeling requirements.…

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IT and Operations Working Together in a Perfect World.

January 29th, 2015 | Category: Cloud Computing

Indicators point to the fact that cloud services and solutions are being adopted by businesses at a rapidly growing rate. The industry watchers say growth will continue at double digit rates. But how much of the adoption is coming from collaboration between Operations and IT? It’s a well-known fact that not all the decisions to…

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