The Weidenhammer Blog

Extending IT Security Management to the Cloud

June 2nd, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

We know that it is ITs responsibility to protect corporate information from theft and/or loss. With the trends such as mobility including BYOD, and cloud-based applications and services…. managing risk and compliance add some complexity to the responsibilities of the IT team. Cloud shouldn’t be anymore complicated than traditional data center applications and data to…

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Cloud Solutions as Part of Your Security Posture

May 21st, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

Understanding where your organization is using cloud solutions needs to be part of your security posture. It’s important to understand where cloud services are being used from within your organization. This applies to not only today, but also where they could potentially be used tomorrow as well. It’s also  important to know that the partners…

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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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What Agile is Not: The Feedback

May 8th, 2014 | Category: Technology

In my last post, I set out to understand better what the spirit of Agile is. I first defined some common terminology prevalent in the industry: values, principles, framework, methodology, processes, and practices. Then I applied those terms against Agile and related IT Software Development concepts in a matrix fashion and invited feedback on that…

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Are File Servers Slowing Down Your Business?

May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

File servers are one of the most critical components of a business office environment. But is it time to consider other ways to manage content that could be more reliable, provide more freedom and security than the way we’ve always done it? Could the Cloud change your thinking? File servers are typically oversized – so…

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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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