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Digital Transformation How-To Guide #7: Achieving Modern IT Management

In the prior post in this Digital Transformation series, we touched on a wide range of challenges that illustrate the essential need for IT to work in harmony with business operations across an organization. The question, then, in this ever-changing world is where do you start on the journey of achieving a truly modern approach to IT Management?

Today there are industry standards that are evolving as best practices to organize and define Modern IT structures. The graphic in this blog post defines the four core functions that define a Modern IT organization. Below the graphic are the functional definition and details that define and make up each of the core functions.

Bill Topel by Bill Topel

Windows 10 GPOs and more

Here are a few links that I send to my customers who are starting to manage and tweak Windows 10.  Most of the items below are GPO related.  I also included how to modify the Start menu, and a nice script on GitHub that has many different settings that can be changed in Windows 10 (using PowerShell).  I hope these help you get started with Windows 10.

Marcus Musial by Marcus Musial

5 Common Mistakes When Performing a SharePoint Migration

Even if you've ever performed a SharePoint migration before, this isn't something you should do without proper planning and consideration. There are many things that should be taken into consideration and many mistakes that need to be avoided. Fundamentally, however, they all come down to one thing: planning.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

HDInsight in Azure

One of the most powerful Big Data and data analytics solutions available and easy to set up: Microsoft HDInsight

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Understanding NoSQL

A quick and basic understanding of what NoSQL is.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Digital Transformation How-To Guide #6: Why Digital Transformation Requires Modern IT Management

Digital Technologies’ impacts on companies affect not only business users and business operations but also fundamentally changes the way IT is delivered. IT management must change as technology transforms organizations, but the reality is many IT organizations are struggling to adapt.

The need is transformation from traditional IT management to Modern IT Management.

Bill Topel by Bill Topel

The Power BI Color Theme

The Power BI Color Theme has arrived! This new feature will simplify adding visual awesomeness to your reports.

Seth Bauer by Seth Bauer

Microsoft Awards Two More Concurrency Consultants as MVPs

BROOKFIELD, WI—January 10, 2017— Two Concurrency, Inc. consultants were awarded by Microsoft on January 3 as Microsoft MVPs. Drew Madelung was named an MVP in the Office Servers and Services category in recognition of his work in Office 365 and SharePoint. Bill Hughes won in the Enterprise Mobility category in honor of his work on Identity and Access solutions. 

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

Planning Your Skype for Business Voice Solution

All-in-the-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid? Whether you want (or are required) to retain functionality provided by your on-premises deployment, whether you need features that are currently available only with your on-premises voice solution, and what your plan is for moving people to the cloud depends on company’s current and future needs.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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