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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...

June 23, 2008  12:21 AM

Let the Users Decide?

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

One of the more interesting ideas I've heard floated in a while is that of letting our users decide what platforms they use. The idea surfaced again here in an article about how Gen Y will change some of our institutions, including IT....

June 15, 2008  3:25 PM

Supporting Creative (Part 2)

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh

When I first launched this blog, I pitched IT in the Advertising business as being unique. I also stated that much of that "uniqueness" was due to supporting Creative. Now that I've been writing this blog for several months, I'm beginning to wonder if the people we support are truly unique or not....

June 6, 2008  8:49 PM

Apple’s Acceptance by Corporate IT

Posted by: JohnWilder

As I mentioned in my previous post regarding the iPhone, the level of general buzz surrounding Apple really seems to be at an all-time high. At the same time, Microsoft seems to be hitting all-time lows with the news stories we're currently seeing about Vista and Windows 7. As a result, I think...

June 3, 2008  2:08 AM

iPhone Mania

Posted by: JohnWilder
Cell Phones, iPhone, Macintosh, Mobile, Telecommunications

Holy cow! Is anyone else's e-mail inbox filling up with news items about the imminent changes to the iPhone? Before Noon today, I received 4 different news articles and newsletters featuring headlines and stories about the upcoming announcements which are still a week away. I can hardly wait for...

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