Tech Decision Maker

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  • Scott Lowe // December 14, 2008, 11:10 AM PST

    Virtualization outside the data center: The client hypervisor

    Virtualization isn't going anywhere soon. The technology has well proven itself inside the data center and will continue to grow in popularity there. However, client-based hypervisors are currently in development and will prove to be a boon for IT managers loathing the current state of desktop management. Scott Lowe briefly explains his take on the client hypervisor.

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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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  • Tom Mochal // December 17, 2008, 9:29 PM PST

    Top five reasons organizations fail at project management

    Why are so many organizations still so bad at project management? An expert ponders this question through many consulting and training engagements and ranks his top five reasons below.

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  • John McKee // December 18, 2008, 6:52 AM PST

    Four tactics for career success in 2009

    The 2009 job outlook isn't exactly positive. Here's what career and leadership coach John M. McKee recommends for anyone who wants to come out of next year in better shape than they are today.

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  • Scott Lowe // December 21, 2008, 1:29 PM PST

    Rethinking the desktop: What is the goal?

    Although VDI is becoming more and more popular and Westminster College was well down the path toward moving forward with an implementation, serious reconsideration has resulted in this project taking a back seat while the college's IT team works out long-standing desktop management dilemmas. Read more.

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  • Michael Krigsman // December 23, 2008, 4:45 PM PST

    Requirements and failure: Interview with CA's SVP of IT governance

    Helge Scheil explores the link between upfront requirements analysis and project success, the role of project portfolio management software in managing requirements, and more.

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  • 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.

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  • Scott Lowe // December 30, 2008, 7:33 AM PST

    iPhone support in the enterprise - Is it ready?

    The iPhone has enjoyed tremendous support from consumers thanks to its innovative design and ease of use. However, concerns regarding its credibility in the enterprise have been present from the get-go. Are these concerns based in fact? Can the iPhone stand up to Windows Mobile or Blackberry devices? Scott Lowe explains.

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  • Michael Krigsman // December 30, 2008, 4:00 PM PST

    IT ethics and the recession

    Michael Krigsman takes a look at the results of a recent survey about the recession's effect on work ethics. He advises employers not to underestimate the level of stress the recession causes workers.

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  • Scott Lowe // January 4, 2009, 5:05 AM PST

    Is data an asset or a liability?

    Data is the lifeblood for many organizations. But, is that data an asset or a liability? This thought-provoking question should be considered by all IT managers and real thought given to what is collected and how it's managed. Scott Lowe explains.

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  • John McKee // January 8, 2009, 3:38 AM PST

    Letting someone go doesn't have to be ugly

    Sooner or later, most leaders have to terminate someone's employment. In this article, leadership and career coach John M McKee shares his ideas about how to do it in a manner which is easiest for the leader and the employee.

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  • Michael Krigsman // January 6, 2009, 7:31 AM PST

    Five strategies for 2009 IT gold

    Michael Krigsman offers strategies that will help your IT projects be successful this year. The five points cover relationships between IT and its environment, as well as address culture and process.

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  • Toni Bowers // January 7, 2009, 10:17 PM PST

    Can employee assessment tests help cut down on bad hires?

    Bad hires and subsequent turnover can cost a company a lot of money and reflect badly on a manager's ability to find the right people. Can assessment tests help?

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  • Michael Krigsman // January 12, 2009, 3:21 AM PST

    CIO strategy: 10 qualities of IT greatness

    CIO success depends on connecting the chaotic IT environment to high-level strategic and business priorities that matter to the broader organization. Take a look at this list of 10 qualities of IT departments that have successfully bridged the strategic gap.

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  • Patrick Gray // January 13, 2009, 3:47 AM PST

    The perils of equality

    Blogger Patrick Gray maintains that there's one place in the organization where equality has no place: in performance evaluations. Here's why.

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