An IT Diet for the New Year

How come New Year’s resolutions always seem to center around dieting and getting in shape?  You spend your holiday dinner enjoying all of the spoils of the season and then try to talk yourself into a “lifestyle change” once the ball drops. It’s a lot like that around the old IT department too.  We’re all…

Communicating IT

Most companies and organizations do an admirable job when it comes to communicating with employees. That rumored merger, those pending layoffs, a change in leadership, or implementation of a new health plan are the classic reasons for reaching out and touching someone in the cubicle down the hall. So how come the message from the…

The Missing “Lync?”

When Microsoft announced it was changing the name of its unified communications tool Lync, to Skype for Business, there were more than a few chuckles around the old IT department water cooler. Lync had first been introduced as the “suit and tie version” of instant messaging that also allowed for teleconferencing, screen sharing, and overall…

Saving Money, Saving Space, and Boosting Efficiency. Shrinking Your Data Center Down to Size.

During my fifteen years in the IT business, I’ve heard more than my share of Chief Executive Officers complain about the high cost of IT.  It may be some new software initiative driven by the marketing department, security concerns over hackers or malicious malware, or efforts to streamline the operation through virtualization.  Eventually though, the…