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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

Adding PowerBI Tiles to a CRM Dashboard - No iFrame

DCRM introduced a new feature in 2016 update 1. This feature allows Power BI tiles to be inserted into dashboards in a few easy steps. This allows CRM to be a one stop shop for all of your company data!

Salvatore Montini by Salvatore Montini

Holding data hostage: Protection against ransomware requires up-to date operating systems

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center recently went public with news of a so-called ransomware attack that had paralyzed its computer systems for 10 days. The episode affected patient care, including some emergency patients being sent to other hospitals. Ransomware is a form of malware in which rogue software code effectively holds a user’s computer hostage until a “ransom” fee is paid.

James Savage by James Savage

Querying using Views

Today we look at a high level overview of using Views in your SQL queries and the implications behind them.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

JOIN vs APPLY

A real world but different look into JOIN vs APPLY.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Using UI Wireframes & UX Mock-ups to Attain Group Consensus - The Art of the Dog-and-Pony-Show.

Creative Platforms are planned, scrutinized and scrapped and then reimagined from the ground up many times over.  If done correctly a creative platform can imbue a consumer with a magical sense that they themselves personify a brand.

This Holy Grail in advertising psychology… is the insubstantial brand equity that agencies strive to produce.

User Interface Design and the ability to shape a User’s Experience operates a lot like the pursuit of a perfect Customer Experience and how it builds Brand Equity

Damon Sanchez by Damon Sanchez

Welcome to R!

A brief introduction to R Language

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

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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