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V.S.I (Virtually Scheduled Interactions)

Camaraderie in the workplace has changed in the last 2 years. Is it for the better? Debatable. But I want to highlight the ways it is different from my perspective.

Drew Johnson by Drew Johnson

From Silos To Services – Transforming The IT Organization Part 1

When it comes to providing IT support to the business, a major evolution is on the horizon. The traditional IT operating model of delivering IT to the business in the form of bundled capabilities and assets is wearing thin in an age of cloud computing, on-demand services, virtualization, outsourcing and rapidly changing business delivery strategies. What IT traditionally engineered, built, owned and operated can now be bought from many sources more easily without inheriting the specific risks of ownership, support, building and managing an operating infrastructure. Part 1 of this post discusses key concepts for adapting an IT organization to services.

Randy Steinberg by Randy Steinberg

Embracing Change: Application of the OCEAN Model

Change is dynamic. Change is hard. Change is Necessary.

As humans, our psyches and bodies are hardwired to not accept change. Developing a deeper understanding of our unconscious and reactions to change (e.g., laughing, complaining, discounting ourselves, etc.) helps us to access our insecurities and fears and face them head on.

Elizabeth Fleming by Elizabeth Fleming

Working Together During a Pandemic to Drive Positive Organizational Change

We have all been changed by the effects of Covid-19, from our personal lives, family activities, and work routines.  All projects that propose to change an organization, from technical implementations, to process improvements require strong teamwork and smart Organizational Change Management (OCM) activities for success.  How has this pandemic changed teamwork within your organization?

Nick Rustad by Nick Rustad

7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (6) Agent of Investment

Most IT leaders know that IT costs run around 3% of revenue for an average company.   The legacy CIO will see their job as keeping the IT costs around that number.  But… did you know that technology investment is actually INCREASING year over year?  The reason it isn’t visible in the “3%” is that technology […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Azure: Ask the Expert

Loved this session on Ask the Expert. Myself, Lwin Maung (another Microsoft MVP), Chris Blackburn, Swami Venkatesh, and Brandon Hartman had a session to take questions on the modern environment, Azure, cloud, and M365. Love the questions, great discussion, and a great honor to be among these interesting and intelligent gentlemen. Swami certainly wins “best […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Planning for 2022 Success: Live Edition

To kick off 2022 and to follow-up on a blog of the same name, I started the year with a video on planning for your 2022 success. In this video I talk about all the tremendous opportunities for business engagement in 2022 leveraging technology to drive your company forward. I talk about disruption, structure, and […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Loop Components: What are they?

Loop components in Teams chat present a new way to collaborate in real time without having to open a document, presentation, or spreadsheet.

Ben Lockwood by Ben Lockwood

Operate With Security As A Service And Fix The Mess!

For many IT organizations, security is run as a sprawling mess across multiple technical teams, providers and applications development staff. Many operate with overlapping responsibilities and sometimes unclear boundaries of responsibilities. Presented here is an approach to inject sound service management operating strategies, responsibilities and approaches. In other words, treat Security as a set of strategic services versus “something technical people do”.

Randy Steinberg by Randy Steinberg

Windows 11: Bluetooth dongle audio sync issue

Windows 11 is now out and as a Microsoft partner we are excited to explore the new features.  While I was doing some testing, an interesting bug presented itself.  If you use a Bluetooth headset with a dongle, you may be interested to read more…

Ben Lockwood by Ben Lockwood