Modern Network Architecture


June 2, 2012  1:44 PM

Modern Network Architecture Sales Analysis

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

I work with lots of Seattle IT consulting clients and over the course of time have started working with evangelists and sales people who want to help promote my business.  Often it seems that every business is new and Continued »

June 2, 2012  1:28 PM

Modern Network Architecture – Creating a technology Leadership Culture

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

Building technical leadership

One of the problems many CEO’s face is their technology teams.  These teams manage the technical systems that touch every aspect of the business.  Well run Information Technology (IT) can Continued »


June 2, 2012  1:15 PM

IT Leadership Culture

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

Is there a leadership culture in technology?

 

For me the question is an intriguing question.  I’ve worked for over 20 years as a Seattle IT Consultant and I’ve been trying to understand why IT departments, IT services and IT support vendors just don’t quite get it?  When it comes to fitting into business culture the IT department seems to be wandering its own path.  Management uses leadership culture to polarize the leadership Continued »


May 20, 2012  2:45 PM

Modern Network Architecture and the Facebook generation

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

Sometimes I feel a little old in the technology world.  Even though I’ve been a Seattle IT Consultant for over 21 years, I feel like the old guy who isn’t keeping up.  My kids and even my new grandkids Continued »


May 20, 2012  2:43 PM

Modern Network architecture – Control

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

Recently I was meeting with a business owner and discussing customer relationship management (CRM) systems.  We were comparing Dynamics, Sales Force and Zoho from a business standpoint.  The three CRMs have three very different price point models, so how does one compare.  This is a pretty major Continued »


May 12, 2012  1:08 PM

Modern Network architecture – The innovation business stage

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

There seems to be a lot of confusion about change.  We change our socks; we might change from a barber to a hair stylist.  Yet is this really the type of change we are talking about in business?  As a business grows it goes through several stages of growth.  Continued »


May 12, 2012  1:06 PM

Modern Network architecture – Efficiency business stage

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

So now the business has grown at an incredible rate.  Many business owners feel that at this stage all problems are good problems.  In a sense they are because the owner feels like the business has grown to a point that there is just too much work.  On the other hand this is where businesses topple over.  Imagine a tree with so much overgrowth Continued »


May 6, 2012  12:03 PM

Modern Network architecture – Scaling business stage

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

The biggest mistake a business can make is trying to scale the organization too soon.  At the same time, the final nail in the coffin for most small businesses is not ever scaling the business.  Scaling the business is an exciting time of change.  In the build stage the first wheel in being designed and created.  In the scaling stage the business Continued »


May 6, 2012  12:00 PM

Modern Network Architecture – Building stage for business

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

In technology there is an order.  In business there is also an order.  Business owners and technologists have one thing in common in that they tend to want to do things out of order.  Business owners, CEO’s and management teams in general know Continued »


May 6, 2012  11:57 AM

Modern network architecture – enrapture

James Murray James Murray Profile: James Murray

I find that there are a number of stages that a business will go through as it grows.  The first stage is what I call enrapture.  I call it enrapture because often this is the first stage in the business process.  A business owner will be Continued »


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