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.

  • Charles Seybold // October 31, 2008, 4:47 AM PST

    The politics of IT project estimations

    Charles Seybold says there is a simple cure for much of the politics that can wreak havoc on projects: stop using single-point estimates and start estimating in realistic ranges.

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  • Toni Bowers // November 4, 2008, 10:08 PM PST

    Cut costs with Wide-Area Data services

    Enterprises need to be particularly careful in what cost-cutting measures they take because they don't want to constrain long-term growth of the company. Maybe Wide_Area Data services are the answer?

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  • Scott Lowe // November 6, 2008, 12:30 PM PST

    Managing an identity crisis with identity management software

    Adequate management of access and identities across a myriad of systems and platforms gets more and more important every day. Besides the obvious security benefits to implementing a structured identity management program, there are efficiency gains to be had. Scott Lowe explains his identity management scenario at Westminster College.

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  • Scott Lowe // November 8, 2008, 12:32 PM PST

    Boneheaded mistakes... we all make them! Share yours.

    We all make mistakes. It's been written the the person who never makes a mistake never really works, either. I thought I'd share a couple of mistakes I've made in the past with you. Share your own! This is intended to be a lighthearted discussion.

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  • John McKee // September 9, 2009, 3:33 AM PST

    These leadership rules are simple. Just not easy.

    Leadership has a few rules which anyone can use to improve their chances of success. Failing to use them will greatly increase your odds of failure too. Executive and business coach John M. McKee shares three tips and tactics to ensure you're more likely to be a winner.

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  • Patrick Gray // November 11, 2008, 11:10 PM PST

    The business case: What to do after the pitch

    The key consideration to remember is that the business case is not only a vehicle to "sell" a project, but also a critical tool to evaluate and guide a project, tying its ongoing activity back to the company’s strategic and tactical objectives.

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  • John McKee // November 12, 2008, 11:49 PM PST

    Use this crisis to make things 'best-ever'

    Leadership coach John M McKee says that the current economic situation provides leaders and organizations a genuine opportunity to make things better.

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  • Scott Lowe // November 17, 2008, 10:21 AM PST

    Windows 7 - It sucks, It's awesome, it's... not released

    Windows 7 isn't even in beta yet and there are full performance tests, people complaining that it "looks like Vista" and a whole host of other things. Although Windows 7 will have Vista-perception baggage, at least wait for real code before getting too concerned.

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  • George Sifri // November 18, 2008, 10:51 PM PST

    Prioritize projects to align with strategic plan

    Every project should support your company's strategic plan. Here's how project management relates to the strategic planning process. Also, get tips on how to make sure planning and projects work together.

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  • John McKee // November 20, 2008, 1:03 AM PST

    Acting like a winner will ensure you are

    Company leaders often hire and promote people with whom they feel the most comfortable . Anyone wanting to get ahead should recognize this and act accordingly. In this blog, John M McKee provides several ideas about how to behave when you get a bigger role.

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  • Toni Bowers // November 20, 2008, 2:24 AM PST

    Do you have an information agenda?

    The information agenda is an enterprise-wide plan for creating, delivering, and exploiting trusted information. Do you have one?

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  • George Sifri // November 20, 2008, 10:00 PM PST

    Choosing and deploying a project priority selection system

    A centralized project priority selection system provides a comprehensive approach to aligning your projects with organizational strategy. George Sifri explains how to pick the right project priority selection system and make the process pay off for you.

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  • Michael Krigsman // November 20, 2008, 10:00 PM PST

    11 'Laws of IT Physics'

    During testimony before Congress, Norm V. Brown presented what he calls "Laws of IT Physics." These "Laws" highlight hidden pitfalls the hurt many projects and help explain why some projects succeed while others fail.

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  • Scott Lowe // November 24, 2008, 1:22 PM PST

    Are virtual desktops in your future?

    Are the days of the fat desktop numbered? Will organizations revert back to a terminal-based architecture to simplify operations and cut costs? Scott Lowe talks about desktop virtualization and what it can mean for you.

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  • Mary Weilage // November 24, 2008, 11:35 PM PST

    Take the guesswork out of your business decisions

    Want to take the guesswork out of your decision making process? Learn about the latest performance management and business intelligence technologies.

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