IT in the Ad Biz:

July, 2008

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July 31, 2008  4:02 PM

Migrating to a Mac?



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

A few years ago I spoke at an IT in the Advertising Business event, and I made the case that IT Directors in this business really need to live in both worlds. I suggested that we should have both Windows and Mac platforms on our desks, and that we should use them both on a daily basis. I still...

July 25, 2008  8:11 PM

Am I the Director of Electricity?



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

Ouch! It seems like I keep coming back to this topic, but I just received another e-mail in my inbox with yet another article about the end of IT as we know it. The...


July 25, 2008  2:41 AM

Anyone Else Notice an Anti-IT Movement?



Posted by: JohnWilder
CIO, IT department, IT Policy, Macintosh

Has anyone else noticed a growing trend in IT bashing? I don't want to sound like I'm whining myself, but I do pay attention to what's being written, and particularly about things like the iPhone and the


July 22, 2008  9:38 PM

A Return to Dry Land (and a little bit about cellular coverage at sea)



Posted by: JohnWilder
Cell Phones, IT department, Mobile, Telecommunications

Just got back from my vacation, and I'm pretty sure the batteries have been recharged, but I'm still trying to get geared back up. I really did manage to disconnect (for the most part) on this vacation, and as I said in my previous post – it is a good idea once in a while. That being said, I...


July 10, 2008  1:03 PM

Going Offline for a Week



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

I've been very delinquent on posting to my blog of late, largely due a crazy workload centered on our merger with another company. Office moves will do that to you. The growth is good, but it does take its toll.

In a couple of days I'm going to be taking off on a long overdue vacation,...


July 8, 2008  1:41 AM

Sparking Innovation



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

I've always been in favor of rolling out new products to small groups of end-users, especially when a new app arrives and I'm a little unsure of how it might be used. I trust my users to come up with innovative ways of using some of these new products, and I'm not so sure that IT would ever be...


July 1, 2008  12:05 AM

What’s the Plan?



Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

Having just been through another merger, we're just now beginning to see things settle down following a big move day last week. During 15 years in this business, I've been through about a dozen office moves, mergers, etc., Earlier this year, I had one of my new staff members ask me what the plan...


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