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CIO Leadership, Services

Internet Time vs. Academic Time

Shared governance is complex; to practice effectively within the academy, it takes time. The time it takes, is the time it takes.

Blog-post by David J. Hinson, Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:46

Originally appeared in eCampus Weekly.

A question that I’m asked in almost every interview, is how I handled the transition from being an entrepreneur, to working at a small liberal arts college.

Implied is the question: how did you bear the excruciatingly slow pace of higher ed governance, versus being used to working in “internet time?”

CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

CapEx vs. OpEx - A Primer from Middle-Aged Man

Having to learn what “CapEx” and “OpEx” are doesn’t automatically mean you’ll become Middle-Aged Person. But it may mean the difference between being able to effectively chart a strategic, sustainable spending plan for your department, area, or business – and leaving money on the table, or – worse – squandering opportunity.

Blog-post by David J. Hinson, Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:38

Back in the day, there were a series of skits on Saturday Night Live called “Middle-Aged Man.” It featured Mike Meyers, as a middle-aged dude who’s superpowers were things like understanding how to jump start a car, knowing where all of his appliance warranties were, and understanding what “Escrow” actually meant.

Technology, Big Data

Changing styles of IT driven by the fashionable world of IoT

A cool bracelet from – wait for IT – Intel!

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:58

“For most wearable makers, it would be in their best interest to stop worrying about the gizmos inside, and start worrying about the look and feel of their products -- says Nick Bilton in this New York Times article that refers to various wearables including the MICA –bracelet recently announced by Intel.&

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Business Issues, Cloud

A formula for successful transformation to the Cloud

Measured execution aligning with strategy vital to effective cloud deployment

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:08

Transformation to the Cloud is most effective when it is executed in alignment with the right enterprise strategy. If you read this post by Forbes blogger, Joe McKendrick, you would see how continuous measurement of metrics that matter is also vital to this exercise.

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CIO Leadership, Applications

Standardization is a fertile ground for automation pan enterprise

Why automated efficiency is music to the ears of many organizations

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:43

I’m at a classical music concert. The Concert Master tunes the orchestra before the performance by playing a single note on their violin. This pitch sets the standard for the performance as various pieces are played to holistically produce sounds which – when orchestrated right – are music to my ears. Enterprises must have standards too when it comes to their business processes, services and enabling tools. Projects and initiatives must be cognizant of these standards while adopting them pan-enterprise.

Technology, Applications

Want a FREE IT project lifecycle governance application AND FREE full scope ERP application? - ]Project Open[ & PPM Litecycle TM

Does your organization, business and IT, want to implement this easily via the cloud?

Blog-post by Don Curt, Tue, 01/28/2014 - 20:14


Are you an agile organization that doesn’t want to be slaves to a bureaucratic system/process?

The problem with current project server, ERP and PPM systems are:

  • They take too long to implement

  • They are not integrated, leaving holes or duplication for users

  • If they are an integrated system they are extremely demanding and structured

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Information Governance is more than just Data Governance

Governance around your most valuable asset - Information

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:01

I was engaged in an interesting discussion whether Information Governance is different from Data Governance. So I re-read my post on Data Governance to see how and where Information Governance would be different. My findings are below:

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud Computing - Wall Street Style

How Wall Street is getting it all wrong.

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Thu, 10/31/2013 - 07:51

Is Wall Street keeping up with cloud computing?

Not really.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Steering Project Lifecycle Governance

“We had no indication from the weather reports that the cold front coming through was going to be any stronger than 20 knots (23 mph), however the wind ended up in the 30 to 37 knot (43 mph) range”

Blog-post by Don Curt, Wed, 02/20/2013 - 01:41

Although I have not read the book, I recently read some excerpts from “The SharePoint Governance Manifesto” by Ant Clay.  He is apparently an avid sailor, as am I. 

Clay makes reference to steering a sailboat as being similar to steering SharePoint governance.  In this article I will use a similar analogy but for Project Lifecycle Governance.  You may find our horrific race experience, below, interesting.

In a previous article I proposed a definition for Project Lifecycle Governance (PLG) as:

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

It is the most wonderful time of the year to thank IT

Every role in IT matters

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 12/14/2012 - 13:36

In certain parts of the world it’s the time of the year when we give and share gifts, celebrate a sense of well-being and acknowledge what we have in our lives. Then we get ready for a whole new year.  Like the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” when enterprises can take a step back, acknowledge what IT has done over the years, and say three simple words: Thank you, IT.

But that is easier said than done. Who exactly do you thank?

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