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Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn and Dynamics CRM Prospers

Yet another great acquisition by Microsoft is pushing the boundaries even further in the CRM arena, with Dynamics users everywhere eagerly awaiting to reach beyond social engagement and insights, to full relationship mapping and analytics.

Dan Fink by Dan Fink

Auditing Office365 File Access Data with Operations Management Suite (OMS)

Microsoft recently released the preview of the Office365 solution for the Operations Management Suite (OMS).  The ability to audit much of this information has been in Office365 for some time, but the presence in OMS brings a capability to bring automation to the operational security process, as well as analytics around Office365 usage. 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Exploring SQL Server Metrics in Power BI

This blog is aimed at IT/Database folks to show you how you can leverage Power BI when analyzing databases and environments for problem areas or performance issues. This exercise presents an alternative to rows and rows of data, and gives some tools/ideas to create a quick report and make it repeatable across environments when analyzing SQL Server metrics.      

Seth Bauer by Seth Bauer

Prioritizing Projects In Your Portfolio – Take Out The Emotion!

Far too many times, IT organizations struggle with finding a fair means to prioritize the projects they will invest in. These sometimes turn into near war zones where each business unit fights to get their pet projects into the mix. Company politics may divert funding to those business units with the most clout versus what may be truly best for the business. Managing the portfolio can be done more effectively with use of an agreed scoring system based on key criteria. Through this, decisions can be made based on facts and scores versus raw emotions and competing business agendas.

Randy Steinberg by Randy Steinberg

What’s In Your IT Portfolio?

Modern IT Management practices shift the focus from managing IT as a pile of assets, projects and technologies to managing IT by the services the business actually consumes. With this, IT is actually managed as a portfolio of investments in services that are being delivered.

Randy Steinberg by Randy Steinberg

IT is Undergoing a Fundamental Change and We're Not Looking

Without our realizing it, the primary role of IT as an engineering organization has been shifting to one of service integration. IT executives who don't understand this shift will face ever increasing challenges in meeting business needs at cost and availability levels acceptable to the business.

Randy Steinberg by Randy Steinberg

Concurrency awarded as Milwaukee Business Journal Fastest Growing Firm

Concurrency’s rapid growth in the last few years is a direct result of our work to help customers with their digital transformation, the integration of digital technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work.

Jake Borzym by Jake Borzym

Tenets of Modern IT Management - 10 Part Video Series

The transformation of IT organizations into competitive advantages of their businesses has driven the adoption of Modern IT Management tenants and we've produced a 10 part video series detailing them.  You'll find below the 10 part series which walks through each tenet.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

VIDEO: Microsoft EMS Walkthrough

You've heard a lot about Intune and Mobile Device Management (MDM), but what about the myriad of other components that are included with the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)?

Shannon Fritz by Shannon Fritz

Modern IT Management Defined: DevOps, ITIL, Cloud, Agile, or All of the Above?

What if I told you that you had to take your management platforms and start over, but this time you needed to plan for the next generation of how you'd work with your teams.  What if I told you that you needed to re-address how you dealt with your operational lifecycle, development, and release management.  This is what my team and I did over the last several months.  We decided that we'd look at what the management landscape will look like years from now and apply those concepts to the tools being released by Microsoft for the cloud-centric world. 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

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