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The Rules of Software Compliance

We learn the power of rules (and their consequences) at a young age. From warnings to not run with scissors to speed limit signs, rules have become an integral part of daily life.   It’s no different in business. Complying with the rules of enterprise […]

It’s in the Numbers: 5 Digital Transformation Metrics to Watch

We live in a world of numbers. From Social Security account numbers to the amount of likes on your latest social media post, we’re constantly bombarded with statistics and metrics. In business, there are even more numbers to watch: employee engagement, stock markets, and the […]

One Size Does Not Fit All for Your Enterprise Mobility Policy

Have you ever bought a shirt that says “one size fits all”? A word of advice, it’s not actually made to fit everyone.   “One size fits all” is one of those ubiquitous, enduring gimmicks, used to sell sandals, sunglasses, hats, and even the odd […]

System Down! Lessons Learned from Aviation’s IT Issues

It’s safe to say it was a bad summer for aviation IT. From Southwest Airlines’ router breakdown that grounded their fleet to Delta’s costly $150 million computer outage and British Airways’ undisclosed computer “glitch” in early September, airlines’ IT systems wreaked havoc for their business […]

The Tough Decision: Agility or Compliance?

For many organizations, the choice to go agile is an easy one. Create a lean organization that’s better equipped to respond to customer inquiries and market shifts, and increase employee engagement and production time? Yes, please!   Despite the business world’s enthusiasm for agile, there […]

6 Reasons Your Tech Project Might Be Doomed

It happened. You received the dreaded phone call, email or meeting request from your client. Your instinct tells you what your mind doesn’t want to acknowledge: the project is canceled.   Sometimes projects are canceled for reasons that have nothing to do with you or […]

How to Make COTS Work in Your DevOps Environment

On the surface, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions look like the perfect answer to your enterprise IT troubles. The prepackaged software is typically acquired at a lower cost than a customized build and is implemented by third-party providers with in-depth knowledge and expertise about specific solutions. […]

Moving On: How to Break Up with Your Legacy IT Systems

“It’s not you, it’s me.” “It’s just not working out.” “We’re on two different paths right now.”   Making the decision to break up with your legacy systems isn’t easy. They’ve been with you since the beginning, operating in the background to support the business […]