Tech Decision Maker

The IT leadership source that will supply you with the knowledge you need to choose technology and best practices that will map to your company's strategic goals.

  • Patrick Gray // November 4, 2010, 3:37 AM PST

    Why "the cloud" doesn't matter

    The cloud is just another boring make vs. buy decision, and the sooner those in IT management realize this, the less likely they are to build potentially career-ending plans based on clouds and rainbows.


  • John McKee // February 2, 2011, 4:03 AM PST

    Succeeding in chaos: Manage your email

    To succeed in today's chaotic environment, busy leaders need to take new approaches. In this blog, executive business coach John M. McKee provides one of his favorite tips.


  • John McKee // November 8, 2010, 10:33 PM PST

    Organizational change means worse results

    During chaotic times, many businesses will try to get business moving ahead by making organizational changes. John M McKee says this is wrongheaded. He makes the case that great leaders have a better approach.


  • Marc Schiller // November 9, 2010, 8:33 PM PST

    End the year with a bang and start planning now

    How do you plan to end the year for your team? What do you have in mind to mark the end of 2010? Here are some tips for doing it right.


  • John McKee // November 22, 2010, 3:58 AM PST

    Seven reasons we need managers, not leaders

    Leadership articles often generate a lot of comments discussing differences between leading and managing. People provide definitions and quotes to reinforce their points of view. This week, John M McKee may be adding to the heat.


  • Andrew Makar // November 11, 2010, 1:02 AM PST

    Apply top-down estimation using Matchware MindView

    Andy Makar walks you through how to apply top-down estimation using a sample work breakdown structure developed in the Matchware MindView mind mapping tool.


  • Patrick Gray // November 12, 2010, 12:15 AM PST

    Three technologies I’d like to see in 2011

    Patrick Gray talks about three technologies that he would like to see in 2011.


  • Lilac Schoenbeck // November 15, 2010, 2:58 AM PST

    Renovating IT for a move to the cloud

    If you are seeking to "remodel" your IT operation through a move to cloud computing, you don't have to take an all-at-once approach. The key is in knowing where to begin.


  • John McKee // November 29, 2010, 4:22 AM PST

    Top 4 leadership tips from Denver's best employer

    Are there certain things that great organizations and great leaders do consistently well? John McKee shares 4 tips from an organization voted as the best employer in Denver.


  • Andrew Makar // November 21, 2010, 6:58 PM PST

    Develop a bottom-up estimate with Matchware MindView

    Andy Makar shows how to develop a bottom-up estimate using Matchware MindView mind-mapping software's roll up feature.


  • John McKee // March 12, 2009, 6:52 AM PST

    Payscales and policies cause a loss of the best talent

    Companies and organizations are shooting themselves in the feet with new policies designed to show that they can be frugal. In this article, business success coach John M McKee makes the case that bad action is worse than no action at all when it comes to retaining talent.


  • Michael Krigsman // February 28, 2009, 11:32 PM PST

    20 cynical project management tips

    Ever wonder why so many projects fail? Well, here's your guide to the seamy underbelly of IT project management.


  • Phil Goodwin // March 1, 2009, 10:05 PM PST

    Stop buying storage

    During the current economic downturn, IT organizations must take steps to optimize existing assets. Storage managers no longer have the luxury of cutting management corners. However, the situation presents an opportunity to complete existing projects while implementing processes, procedures, and simple technologies to improve the storage cost profile.


  • Tom Mochal // March 3, 2009, 7:10 AM PST

    Use Monte Carlo analysis for sophisticated project scheduling

    Monte Carlo analysis can help you determine multiple possible outcomes of projects and tasks as part of your project management work. Project management guru Tom Mochal provides a brief overview of how it works.


  • Scott Lowe // March 4, 2009, 4:33 AM PST

    Doing more with more is a recipe for success

    Even in a rough economy, not all organizations are regarding IT as simply a cost center. When approached in the right way, CEOs are still willing to add resources to overstretched IT departments, particularly when the goals of that department are tightly linked with the CEO's priorities. Benny Sisko provides a positive update from a story he submitted last week.