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  • Patrick Gray // February 6, 2011, 11:26 PM PST

    Help your IT organization succeed by thinking big

    While you will rarely get blamed for small thinking, and the mentality that causes big ideas to fall victim to "that can't be done," thinking big can make a massive impact on your organization.

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  • Michael Krigsman // November 25, 2008, 8:00 PM PST

    Five reasons to kill IT projects

    A survey of IT experts revealed 43 percent of their organizations had recently killed an IT project. Find out the top five reasons why they killed a project prior to completion.

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  • Michael Krigsman // December 16, 2008, 3:43 PM PST

    Study: 68 percent of IT projects fail

    Michael Krigsman examines key findings from a new report, which notes that success in 68% of technology projects is "improbable." He says the solution lies in recognizing that requirements definition is critical.

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  • Dennis and Michelle Reina Staff // December 20, 2010, 4:47 AM PST

    Rebuilding trust in the workplace

    When trust in a workplace remains broken, no one wins, and the process of rebuilding it can be hard. But by practicing these seven steps, you can mend broken trust and move forward with a more engaged and energized workforce.

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  • Scott Lowe // June 9, 2011, 3:45 AM PST

    Travel with Gogo while you fly? Maybe.

    Scott Lowe talks about his experience using the GoGo Wi-Fi service available on some Delta flights.

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  • Scott Lowe // December 3, 2009, 11:53 PM PST

    Three ways to get your message read

    Communication goes well beyond the simple act of hitting the Send button. With these three tips, Scott Lowe tries to help you make sure that the other side of the communication equation - receipt and understanding - also takes place.

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  • Scott Lowe // July 29, 2008, 11:32 PM PST

    The Power of Perception

    In some places, IT still has a perception problem, but this problem can be overcome to the benefit of the business.

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  • 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.

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  • Scott Lowe // June 29, 2009, 2:36 PM PST

    Out with Treos, in with iPhones

    While in Louisville, Kentucky for TechRepublic's 10th birthday, Scott Lowe mentioned to Jason Hiner that Westminster College was moving away from Windows Mobile-based Treos in favor of iPhones. He tweeted this to the world, so I thought I'd follow up with a little bit of background.

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  • Scott Lowe // August 26, 2009, 3:20 PM PST

    Understanding and fixing the disconnect between vendors and the CIO

    CIOs are inundated with cold calls all the time by vendors that use annoying tactics to sell their wares. A discussion this week prompts Scott Lowe to reflect on vendor relations.

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  • Scott Lowe // October 5, 2009, 9:10 AM PST

    Should a user be banned from using Reply All?

    Reply All has been the bane of many people's existence, but does that mean that people should be banned from using the capability? Scott Lowe discusses this issue.

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  • Jay Rollins // September 30, 2009, 8:23 PM PST

    Grassroots approach to getting a seat at the management table

    Jay Rollins explains how showing initiative, doing leg work, and proving you add value to the company can lead to more invites to management meetings.

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  • Scott Lowe // May 30, 2009, 12:39 PM PST

    Sometimes, you just have to say no

    Even when an explicit IT governance model is not possible, some steps need to be taken to control what could quickly become chaos. Someone has to make decisions as to what can and can't be done and set a timeline. Benny Sisko provides an overview of his organization's efforts to maintain order while getting the important stuff done.

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  • Scott Lowe // February 25, 2009, 1:34 PM PST

    Doing more with less has limits

    Doing more with less has become the phrase of the times as companies struggle to meet financial goals. The story below from Benny Sisko is hardly uncommon anymore, but is a healthy reminder that the "work box" is only so large. Hard choices will have to be made. Read on.

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  • Wayne Anderson // October 26, 2008, 9:35 PM PST

    Stick to perseverance

    Never underestimate the power of sticking to one path despite the obstacles. The ability to persevere is perhaps one of the most important traits of good leaders.

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