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The IT to BT transformation and 9 ways to profit from it

The Information Technology (IT) groups we all know and love are, slowly but surely, being transformed into new and more business-oriented organizations, best characterized by the term Business Technology (BT). This transformation of IT from being technology driven toward becoming … Continue reading

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Do an annual goals reset

In business, a year is very long time.  The economy can shift for better or worse, companies can merge, corporate business units can be bought and sold, senior company leadership can come and go, and projects can start and then … Continue reading

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9 Ways to properly prepare for an interview

In most human endeavors, preparation is the key to success. This could be running a marathon, negotiating the price on a new car, giving a speech, or as you may expect based on the title of this blog, putting your … Continue reading

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Working in the shower can be very productive

Truth be told, this column will be a lot more informative and a lot less provocative than the title alludes. As funny as it sounds, some of my best work ideas have come to me when I’m not in the … Continue reading

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15 Great IT telecommuting jobs

I’m considering going back to school for a degree in computer science. If I do, are there any IT jobs that can be done virtually from home? In short, the answer to your question is yes, there are many IT … Continue reading

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Fishbone Diagrams: Another great root cause analysis tool for managers

This week’s column is my fifth and final column on root cause analysis tools for managers.  In previous weeks I explained Root Cause Analysis in general and three other great analysis tools; The Five Whys, Root Cause Mapping, and Brainstorming.  … Continue reading

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8 Great reasons to attend professional association meetings

A friend suggested that professional association meetings are a good place to network. I went to a meeting and didn’t make any good connections. Do you think going to these meetings are worth going to or are they a waste … Continue reading

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Brainstorming: A great root cause analysis tool for managers

This week’s column is my forth of five columns on root cause analysis tools for managers.  In the first column I explained Root Cause Analysis as the process of trying to discover the source (or sources) of a specific problem. … Continue reading

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Maximize your productivity and build your professional brand by tool building

Sometimes a single activity can have multiple positive professional advantages. Building small tools in the workplace is the poster child for this phenomenon. Regardless of your area of expertise within IT, there are small tools you can create, that once … Continue reading

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Cause mapping: A great root cause analysis tool for managers

This week’s column is my third column of five on root cause analysis tools for managers.  In the first column I explained Root Cause Analysis as the process of trying to discover the source (or sources) of a specific problem. … Continue reading

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