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Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski is Concurrency's Chief Technology Officer, a Datacenter MVP and a recognized leader in Core Infrastructure Design, SharePoint Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Unified Communications technologies.

Contributions by Nathan Lasnoski

Thoughts on the T-Shaped Career

The T-Shaped Career analogy is a concept that much has been written on, often conveyed as a way to think about both the collaborative and the depth portions of a career. The idea of a T-Shaped career conveys a horizontal line (soft skills) and vertical line (hard skills). The diagram below describes this image of […]

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M&A Strategy with Microsoft 365 / Office 365

I’ve been working with companies going through mergers and acquisitions for years.  They are painful and take a lot of investment to get right.  The better transitions are proactively managed on the tech side and include time and effort to improve the operational state of both organizations.  As tech modernization has happened over recent years, […]

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Product Development Maturity Curve

We know that technology is becoming part of the fabric of every business.  A successful company integrates technology into their core business, making it a irreplaceable component of how it goes to market.  In this discussion we’ll break down the maturity levels of each company and how technology changes the way it engages its customers. […]

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6 Levels of Maturing ITSM for a DevOps World

What shape does IT Service Management take in a modern DevOps world?  For your IT department, they might not even know to ask the question.  They likely are stuck thinking of ITSM as ITIL and IT as a centralized function delivered to the business.  How does IT Service Management evolve as IT, or tech, becomes […]

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Is Purview the Picture of the Elephant?

We’ve heard the story… five people wearing blindfolds walk up to an Elephant. Each interprets what they feel and experiences a part of the entirety of the elephant. “It’s a tree trunk!”… “it’s a rope”… “it’s a hose”… only when combined together do they arrive at the conclusion of what they are looking at. Most […]

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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (7) Agent of People

The final habit of inspiring tech leaders may be the most important… to be an Agent of People. The best tech leaders lead human first. They create organizations that individuals and teams want to be part of. They create engaged, talented, and inspiring workplaces. They make people the best versions of themselves. There is no […]

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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (6) Agent of Investment

Most IT leaders know that IT costs run around 3% of revenue for an average company.   The legacy CIO will see their job as keeping the IT costs around that number.  But… did you know that technology investment is actually INCREASING year over year?  The reason it isn’t visible in the “3%” is that technology […]

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Azure: Ask the Expert

Loved this session on Ask the Expert. Myself, Lwin Maung (another Microsoft MVP), Chris Blackburn, Swami Venkatesh, and Brandon Hartman had a session to take questions on the modern environment, Azure, cloud, and M365. Love the questions, great discussion, and a great honor to be among these interesting and intelligent gentlemen. Swami certainly wins “best […]

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Planning for 2022 Success: Live Edition

To kick off 2022 and to follow-up on a blog of the same name, I started the year with a video on planning for your 2022 success. In this video I talk about all the tremendous opportunities for business engagement in 2022 leveraging technology to drive your company forward. I talk about disruption, structure, and […]

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Top Tech Leadership Priorities for 2022

In moments of transition often weak leaders freeze, unable to move or act until those around them move. The weak leader is unable to gather the team to move forward through the malaise and is challenged to reflect, think, and act. In contrast, the effective leader is able to use moments of transition to accomplish […]

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