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JDE Installations Held Ransom by RYUK & Sodinokibi

Is your JDE installation vulnerable to a Cyber Attack? We know of 2 JDE installations that have recently been hit by ransomware. One lost everything to RYUK. The other was hit with Sodinokibi. Each company was down more than five business days. When we work with customers to get their operations back to normal we …

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7 Tips for Maintenance Outages and How Best To Leverage ServiceNow Visual Task Boards

1. Annual maintenance schedules are critical to the success of a business. They deserve advanced planning & detailed attention & shouldn’t just be executed on demand to resolve incidents. They need to be executed proactively according to an annual schedule. You can easily define outage windows for the entire year. Start with a 13 week cycle and build from there. These “mini vacations” for your IT assets, believe it or not, are not only the basis for high availability but more importantly are the foundation for the proactive nature of the IT function itself.
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Correcting the IT Productivity Problem

A new approach to software development is cutting the cost and complications of traditional, role-based models. Welcome to the Access Economy.

8 Ways to Save System Administrator Time

SysAdmins are the overly busy backbone of our digitally driven offices, and time is their greatest asset. Here are 8 ways to avoid wasting the little time they have. System administrators, or SysAdmins, make the business technology world go around. If they aren’t troubleshooting your computer issue, rooting out a system virus, or adding a new …

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3 Project Planning Lessons from Eisenhower

3 Project Planning Lessons from Eisenhower 3 Lessons from The Project Manager of The Project. With a little help from Bill Belichick, Edward Lorenz, Benjamin Button, Mark Twain and my daughters. During the annual run up to the Super Bowl last year, I kept reading articles quoting Coach Bill Belichick quoting Dwight Eisenhower – “plans …

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Performance appraisal - Evaluation

Assessing IT Assessments

IT Assessments Are Important For Every IT Environment Since They Give A Glimpse Into The Aspects Which Work And Those Which Do Not Within A Corporation.

Cloud Computing – 4 Drivers Leading to Exponential Growth

Cloud Computing – 4 Drivers Leading to Exponential Growth The staggering growth in cloud computing shows that, like many consumers, the business world is choosing the Access Economy over the Ownership Economy. Like the average American, I own a number of albums that I’ve collected over the last couple of decades. I also own a …

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A Day in the Life of Chip (from the IT Department)

A Day in the Life of Chip (from the IT Department) Balancing time between new technology priorities while still providing core service delivery along with executing the maintenance needs of existing systems is the biggest challenge for today’s IT organizations. The ID2 Method shows there may be a better way. A recent survey on stress …

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3 Massive IT Productivity Killers & Three Effective Fixes

3 Massive IT Productivity Killers & Three Effective Fixes IT organizations need to tighten up their life jackets and dig in all paddles if they’re going to successfully navigate their companies through the white waters of digital transformation. Due to the swiftly rising waters of innovation in business technology over the last several years, companies of …

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Boldness and Talent: The Top Needs for Tech Innovation

Boldness and Talent: The Top Needs for Tech Innovation Technological innovation remains a current priority of the C-suite but a recent survey shows a lack of confidence towards future innovative success. A recent report by Deloitte surveyed 600 of America’s top chief executive officers (CXOs) and those in-waiting (CXOWs) to measure confidence levels in their organizations …

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Adjusting Sights in the Search For IT Talent

Adjusting Sights in the Search For IT Talent That old saying, there’s plenty of fish in the sea of IT Talent, doesn’t necessarily apply to the specialized knowledge workers who make up the Information Technology field. After all, they’re just that— special. The training and technical skills they have acquired take time to accrue, and …

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5 Reasons Multitasking is Bad for IT Productivity

When it comes to IT operations, multitasking seems to be a prerequisite. Quite often it’s even written into the job posting. However, research is revealing that multitasking may do more damage than good.Between the time-driven customer responses, the growing demands for technology projects from the business, 99.999 up-time guarantees for the system, and a multitude …

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A Smarter Way to Access Digital Documents

A Smarter Way to Access Digital Documents The time and energy your employees spend managing digital documents could be costing the company tons of annual productivity. Luckily, there’s a better way! For years I fought against having a cluttered computer desktop. I held on to creating a hierarchy of folders with defined classifications and naming …

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7 Markers Leading CIOs to the New IT

7 Markers Leading CIOs to the New IT The New IT services requires CIOs to transform their organization from back office support to forward facing business driver. Here are 7 markers IT leadership will need to follow to make the transformation. Once upon a time, Information Technology was considered a back office function. IT played …

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Correcting the IT Partner Disconnect

Correcting the IT Partner Disconnect Both the business and the IT Partner agree that a tighter partnership is needed to advance the technology goals of the company. So why isn’t it happening? A survey by McKinsey Global highlights the various roles executives see IT playing in their organizations; one of either a true partner who has an …

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