March 8, 2016 John M. Shores, PMP no responses

10 Technology Principles That Guide Me

A principle is a rule, belief, or idea that guides you. Technology principles guide decisions about how to use IT to run, grow, and transform the business. Technology principles shape the organization’s IT vision, strategy, and execution plan. Without a set of foundational technology principles, IT decisions will be guided […]

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February 3, 2016 John M. Shores, PMP cost optimization no responses

IT Cost Optimization: A Simple Framework for Success

Cost optimization is an essential part of leading an efficient IT organization. At its core, IT must be fit for purpose and provide maximum business value for the least cost. Fundamentally, there are only three levers that can be adjusted to optimize cost: people, process and technology. Each lever will […]

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January 22, 2016 John M. Shores, PMP continuous improvement no responses

Focus on Fundamentals to Keep IT Simple

There’s no shortage of best practice guidance or management frameworks espousing how to run an efficient IT organization. Most, if not all of them, are viable and worthy of critical study. Many of us have successfully adopted one or more of them or cobbled together bits of them to create […]

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January 20, 2016 John M. Shores, PMP it strategy no responses

Are You Ready for “Deskless” Workers?

In recent years, enterprises have been forced to rethink how they collaborate and work in the now largely mobile world. Enterprise mobility, fueled by consumerization, BYOD and cloud-based SaaS offerings, has become mainstream. One of the chief drivers of the shift — the growing majority of the workforce are now  […]

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