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.

  • 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.


  • Scott Robinson // October 10, 2011, 9:41 PM PST

    Upgrade lessons learned from Microsoft Vista

    Like odd-numbered Star Trek movies, some Microsoft software releases seem best skipped. Is there a pattern here?


  • Will Kelly // September 17, 2013, 6:04 AM PST

    MicroStrategy leverages an internal private cloud for operational efficiency

    MicroStrategy, a leading provider of Business Intelligence software, leverages a private cloud to support developers and technical support staff across their offices worldwide.


  • 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.


  • Guest Contributor // March 13, 2008, 11:53 PM PST

    TechRepublic's 2008 IT Skills and Salary Report: IT pros want to keep skills up to date

    It's no surprise that TechRepublic's 2008 Skills and Salary report reveals that most IT pros are concerned with keeping their skills up to date. After all, technology changes so rapidly that if you don't keep up with it, you're sure to miss out. That's why training is essential to IT pros to keep up and stay marketable in such a quick-paced society. Here are some ways to keep your training up to date.


  • Michael Krigsman // June 30, 2009, 8:24 PM PST

    Enterprise 2.0: The Kumbaya irony

    Michael Krigsman says he strongly believes in the future promise of Enterprise 2.0 systems, methods, and supporting tools. However, it's time for reasoned arguments and case studies of adoption in real organizations to replace Kumbaya optimism.


  • Gina Smith // April 18, 2012, 9:57 PM PST

    Earth Day 2012: What IT pros should think about (infographic)

    Take a moment to look at this infographic to see what reductions in carbon emissions a few changes can make.


  • John McKee // September 12, 2008, 6:46 AM PST

    Negative comments can curtail your career

    Many managers give away their power with their performance in group meetings. But this career-limiting behavior can be avoided. John M McKee provides some insight in this article.


  • Patrick Gray // March 26, 2009, 2:26 AM PST

    Five keys to successful IT projects

    IT projects can be a massive undertaking, with multimillion dollar budgets and an army of project staff and consultants that rivals a small company. With so much riding on the outcome of these projects, it's imperative that you stack the decks in favor of success. To that effect Patrick Gray offer these five tips, garnered from my experiences working with companies around the world.


  • Patrick Gray // March 18, 2010, 9:10 PM PST

    Ask the IT Strategy Guy: Why do I get no respect?

    The IT Strategy Guy guides you with your toughest IT strategy challenges.


  • John McKee // December 25, 2008, 3:19 AM PST

    Show some gratitude. You'll be glad you did.

    Do you feel grateful for what you have in your life? Studies show that those who do invariably are more successful. In this article, leadership and career coach John M McKee discusses the premise and provides some ideas to try.


  • John McKee // February 20, 2012, 8:50 PM PST

    Brutally honest may be your smartest choice

    At some stage, we all need help from others in the workplace. In this posting executive leadership coach John M. McKee says why you should try to find that person sooner than later.


  • Shannon Kalvar // September 18, 2006, 6:43 AM PST

    Learn to focus when work and home collide


  • Patrick Gray // August 24, 2011, 10:06 PM PST

    Test it like you mean it!

    Rather than effectively outsourcing your testing efforts to subordinates and hoping for the best, consider IT leadership's involvement and input into the testing process.


  • Jay Garmon // March 21, 2013, 5:28 AM PST

    A flowchart for not feeding the trolls

    This flowchart by the United States Air Force serves as a good baseline for social media interaction and for dealing with pesky and potentially harmful Internet trolls.