Improve Worth

Improve Your Worth in 2013

In mid January, James Altucher wrote a post for TechCrunch titled “10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be the Year You Quit Your Job“. It was a tug at the hearts of […]

Value Comparison

Network Administrator Pay

***Updated for 2015 Most Oklahoma employers and technology employees are out of touch with current technology trends or changes in required staffing and associated compensation. The trend is fewer IT […]

Disaster Drills

How often do you try out your disaster plan? If you’re a small or medium business, the default answer is “what plan?” or “we’ll find out when it happens”. The […]

Winter Ready

One day in late October, the day ended at 91 and then just like that the next morning it was freezing and the high was in the 50’s. Then the Northeast […]

washing machine

Washing Machine Syndrome

At some point in your life, it happens. The washing machine stops spinning out or simply dies. What a major inconvenience to have wet and soapy clothes. You may have to […]

IT Spring Forward

Back to the future in the late 80’s, I started with a company that did automatic identification (bar coding) and data collection for Fortune 500 manufacturers and distributors. At that […]

Annual Scorecard

Have you done your annual scorecard for management yet? Usually when asking most IT professionals this question in December, there is a puzzled or amused look in response. From there the conversation turns […]

Hire, Contract, or Outsource

Every business today faces the same dilemma for Information Technology (IT): hire an employee, short-term contractor, or managed service. There are specific scenarios for each choice. While the common misconception is […]

IT Does Matter

The premise of the 2003 Nicholas Carr book “Does IT Matter?” was that you could no longer achieve competitive advantage from technology. Fast forward to 2010 and you can  positively […]

Know Requirements

The most common mistake made in IT is not knowing the requirements to implement technology. However, the real problem usually starts with not understanding business needs and/or having some kind of staunch […]