The Weidenhammer Blog

High Availability in Virtualization Strategies

April 16th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

By now you know one of the upsides of virtualization is the ability to put more applications on fewer servers.  When vitalization really became more mainstream in the early to mid 2000s, we did many of our asset refresh projects to move toward a virtualized platform. We always caution that an element one must have…

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CIO Mindset – Enable and Govern

April 9th, 2014 | Category: Network Security

Historically the role of the CIO was to centralize and control IT resources and data and then somehow move the organization forward.  Frequently that meant saying NO to users with routine and even innovative requests. A recent post by one of my Weidenhammer colleagues got me thinking about a better approach to moving the business…

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A Little Tip About Debugging with SharePoint Log files

April 4th, 2014 | Category: Microsoft SharePoint

Often times, when looking in to a SharePoint problem, we look at the log files to help us look deeper. In a default configuration, these files are located in the directory : C:/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/Web Server Extensions/14/LOGS . Have you ever tried to open one of those files that is huge, and your text…

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Strategic and Tactical IT Planning

April 2nd, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Planning an IT strategy is mutual exercise between business units and IT.   Usually, business and IT projects outnumber the available IT resources, so prioritizing projects becomes a job for a Technology Steering Committee or Prioritization Committee.  Comparing the benefits of each project against its costs, the committee prioritizes which projects are tackled first and which…

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Agile is not ________________ (fill in the blank).

March 28th, 2014 | Category: Technology

Recently, I read some interesting articles with titles like ‘Agile is not Scrum’ and ‘Agile ≠ a Methodology’. This got me to thinking about how to parse through the jargon and get to the heart of what Agile and other IT Software Development concepts really are in order to better understand such articles (both of…

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Sponsorship and Training to Ensure a Successful BI Solution

March 26th, 2014 | Category: Business Intelligence

One of the worst end-results for a data warehouse / business intelligence implementation (or any IT project, for that matter) is inability to achieve intended popular / mass adoption within the organization – Essentially indicating a failed solution. No matter how well-thought-out the business and construction plan for an envisioned analytics and reporting platform may…

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