Modern Network Architecture:

December, 2012

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December 29, 2012  3:16 PM

Building IT support teams



Posted by: James Murray
Business continuity, business descisions, business efficiency, business growth, business requirements, It consultant, IT Consulting, IT Infrastructure, Modern Network Architecture, modern network archtictect, Organizational productivity, seattle IT consulting

As a Seattle IT Consulting company I get lots of help from the most unexpected sources.  This morning I got an email telling me about this great CRM add-on.  My friend knew that I was giving a talk on CRM on January 10th...

December 28, 2012  9:47 PM

SharePoint syncing Outlook Contacts



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Working as a Seattle IT Consultant, I am getting more and more 365 Migrations for email.  Now my clients are asking what SharePoint is for.  I tell them it’s a possible SaaS alternative for a file server.  Since most...


December 18, 2012  2:04 PM

The assessment – Business Analysis



Posted by: James Murray
Information system, Information Technology, It consultant, IT Consulting, IT Infrastructure, It Projects, IT Strategy, Modern Network Architecture, Organizational productivity, Project Management, Project Planning, seattle IT consulting

When I started my IT Career I heard this joke about developers…,

…A team of IT experts/developers are sitting together in a room bragging to each other about their skills.  Then the...


December 18, 2012  1:18 PM

Good to Great – “One stop IT Everything Shop”



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Working as a Seattle IT Consultant, I run into companies that claim to do everything for their clients.  They call themselves an IT “One Stop Shop.”  It’s a cool image.  Plus it rhymes.  For most business owners...


December 11, 2012  11:27 AM

Some of the myths of IT



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Working with one of my IT Consulting clients I ran into what I call a Myth of IT.  These Myths are those stereotypes and assumptions about the IT department that may or may not be true.  Often these myths are believed by the...


December 11, 2012  11:13 AM

How NASA solved a problem we see today.



Posted by: James Murray
business transition, IT Consulting, IT Infrastructure, It Projects, Modern network management, Mondern Network Architecture, Operations roles

Back in the ‘60’s my father was an engineer working for a NASA contractor.  His specialty was acoustics.  At first this may seem like a strange thing for NASA to worry about.  Acoustics is the...


December 11, 2012  10:44 AM

Two simple IT department issues in Modern Network Architecture



Posted by: James Murray
IT Architect, It consultant, IT Consulting, IT Failures, IT Hostage, IT Infrastructure, Modern Network Architecture, Scaling infrastructure, seattle IT consulting, seattle IT Services

As a business grows there is often a rebellion in IT departments.  On the one hand, IT technicians become overworked.  What I call

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December 11, 2012  10:27 AM

Supporting roles for Operations Management



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

In previous postings I’ve discussed the

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December 11, 2012  10:14 AM

Modern Network Architecture – IT Team players?



Posted by: James Murray
IT Architect, It consultant, IT Consulting, IT Infrastructure, ITIL, Modern Network Architecture, modern network archtictect, Modern network management, Network Architecture Strategy, seattle IT consulting, seattle IT Services

In working with clients between about $800,000 / year and 5 Million dollars per year, companies need to make a change.  I started out as more of a

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December 11, 2012  9:59 AM

Documentation – Hardware, software and Users



Posted by: James Murray
Business continuity, Information system, Information Technology, Modern Network archtitecture, Modern network management, seattle IT consulting, seattle IT Services

How to Document Working with IT departments as a Consultant in Seattle, I find that most IT experts may be good at technology, but have no idea how to document it.  Over the years I’ve developed my own style.  Most IT...


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