The Rule of Three Works for IT
Best Practices
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Best Practices
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The Rule of Three Works for IT

paulbarsch - July 15, 2014

If you’re a presenter, or simply someone wanting to convey information in a memorable way, you have probably inadvertently or intentionally used the rule of three.  The…

Beware of Big Data Technology Zealotry
Analytics
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Analytics
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Beware of Big Data Technology Zealotry

paulbarsch - June 24, 2014

Undoubtedly you’ve heard it all before: “Hadoop is the next big thing, why waste your time with a relational database?” or “Hadoop is really only good for…

When Ideology Reigns Over Data
Analytics
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Analytics
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When Ideology Reigns Over Data

paulbarsch - June 3, 2014

Increasingly, the mantra of “let the data speak for themselves” is falling by the wayside and ideology promotion is zooming down the fast lane. There are dangers…

Ramifications of IT Infrastructure Everywhere
Analytics
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Analytics
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Ramifications of IT Infrastructure Everywhere

paulbarsch - May 21, 2014

Most people don’t notice that information technology pervades our daily lives. Granted, some IT infrastructure is in the open and easy to spot, such as the computer…

The High Cost of Low Quality IT
Commentary
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Commentary
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The High Cost of Low Quality IT

paulbarsch - April 25, 2014

   In times of tight corporate budgets, everyone wants “a deal.” But there is often a price to be paid for low quality, especially when IT and…

Mobile: It’s Still a Big Deal
Commentary
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Commentary
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Mobile: It’s Still a Big Deal

paulbarsch - March 31, 2014

With visions of four legged robots rambling through the forest, a pair of virtual reality goggles for every person, and drones flying overhead beaming cyberspace access, the…

It’s Time to Ditch Scarcity Thinking
Big Data
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Big Data
956 views

It’s Time to Ditch Scarcity Thinking

paulbarsch - March 20, 2014

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” Smaug the magnificent dragon sits on his nearly unlimited hoard of treasure and coins and tells “burglar” Bilbo Baggins to “help (himself)…

Technology Training Needs a Hands-On Approach
Analytics
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Analytics
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Technology Training Needs a Hands-On Approach

paulbarsch - March 4, 2014

Many technology companies begin training by handing employees binders of technical manuals, topics and user guides.  Employees are expected to plow through reams of text and diagrams…

When is CAPEX Coming Back?
Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing
1584 views

When is CAPEX Coming Back?

paulbarsch - February 17, 2014

Since 2008, many companies have stockpiled cash on their balance sheets instead of spending it on upgrading and/or building new facilities or buying new equipment. This of…

IT Doesn’t Matter… Until It Does
Analytics
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Analytics
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IT Doesn’t Matter… Until It Does

paulbarsch - January 29, 2014

While most business leaders equate the Information Technology (IT) department with simply “keeping the lights on,” IT does much more than administer and operate business systems. In…