Modern Network Architecture:

May, 2013


May 20, 2013  1:06 PM

Social Networking: Online Community Marketing



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Recently one of my consulting clients asked for an online strategy.  We discussed a number of different strategies.  Most people think about some type of online community marketing when they think of...

May 19, 2013  11:59 AM

Social networking: Social networking expert



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Most of the deeply technical IT Experts I work with don’t spend a lot of thinking around social networking strategies.  I’m not sure why, but I think this might be because most deep IT experts much more comfortable relating to things (computers) or ideas (computer systems) rather than relating...


May 19, 2013  11:42 AM

Social Networking: The Chocolate strategy



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

When twitter was first being introduced, I talked to the students in one of my classes about twitter.  The whole class laughed at me.  Thinking that social networking really wasn't something serious a system administrator would bother with.  As a

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May 17, 2013  8:15 PM

Is the IT department keeping up?



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Is the IT department keeping up? Recently a client of mine suggested that UC communication was silly.  I've worked on teams where tools like Lync make life much easier.  It’s not just about text messages.  It’s...


May 17, 2013  7:08 PM

Windows 8, “That loving feeling”



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

I've been using Windows 8 for about 5 months now.  Sometimes I love it, other times I’m a little lost trying to navigate the system.  I notice that many of my clients are not migrating onto the system yet.  I wonder how...


May 17, 2013  7:06 PM

What is your management preference?



Posted by: James Murray
Business Strategy

In the world of IT management styles seem to be more and more confusing.  As a Consultant, I've worked with teams from all over the world.  The hours were long, sometimes sleepless, but very very satisfying.  Then things...


May 13, 2013  1:03 PM

What does it take to be an expert?



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

This is a question I began to ask myself. As a consultant I am often asked to collaborate on projects with other consultants. It’s a great experience when to experts in two separate companies can fill in the gaps by...


May 5, 2013  3:38 PM

Strategic Technology Planning



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

When I started in IT, Novell was the big player owning 70% of the networking industry.  WordPerfect owned word processing and had the best print drivers on the market.  Lotus 123 owned spreadsheets and...


May 4, 2013  11:58 AM

Governance and Due Diligence



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Lately I’ve found myself in a new role.  Most companies IT departments are functioning, but nobody really understands how well those departments are functioning.  When I’m called in as an IT expert its usually...


May 4, 2013  11:15 AM

Governance roles when planning a project



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

In planning a project, one must look at scope, resources and time.  Seattle IT consulting experts in my area often focus on the...


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