Modern Network Architecture


May 6, 2012  11:54 AM

Modern network architecture – Business Invention



Posted by: James Murray
business stages, IT Consulting, Modern Network Architecture

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April 22, 2012  1:28 PM

Modern Network Architecture – IT Support vendor



Posted by: James Murray
girdling effect, Modern Network Architecture

Is traditional IT Support really necessary in today’s modern network architecture?  When I started in high school the older generation looked at me wisely and said “computer support”.  These were men in their 50’s, Continued »


April 22, 2012  1:26 PM

Modern Network Architecture – The girdling effect



Posted by: James Murray
 

When planting a new tree a gardener will setup structures around the treed to help the tree stand up in the wind.  These structures should allow the tree to move in the wind, but not move so much that the tree falls over.  This movement helps the tree grow stronger.  The idea is that Continued »


April 22, 2012  1:24 PM

Modern network Architecture – Building business requirements.



Posted by: James Murray
business requirements, Modern Network Architecture, technical requirements

 Best practices can be used for good or to maintain political power in the network.  How do we create strong healthy best practices in modern network architecture?

The first thing to understand is that there are a 1000 ways to do anything in technology.  The second thing to understand is that of those 1000 ways, there are only 3 or 4 ways to do it right.  The business requirements of the organization determine what is the right way to build healthy technical best Continued »


April 22, 2012  1:17 PM

Modern Network Architecture and the integrity of “Best Practices”



Posted by: James Murray
Best Pract, Modern Network Architecture, modern network archtiec

I was reminded these last couple weeks of the importance of our reputation as technical experts.  Since the beginning of my career there has always been the temptation to shade the truth a little.  I’ve mentioned before, but the technologist has a great deal of political power in the organization Continued »


April 9, 2012  10:58 AM

Modern Network Architecture – Managerial Productivity



Posted by: James Murray
It Fires, Managerial productivity, Modern Network Architecture, workplace productivity

The average manager spends 20% of their week putting out IT fires.  What does this mean to the business?  As we design modern network architecture, availability is a serious problem.  Not just in terms of technology but also in terms of workplace productivity.  What does it mean when an manger spends 20% Continued »


April 9, 2012  10:56 AM

Modern Network Architecture – Monotonous Reliability



Posted by: James Murray
break/Fix, Modern Network Architecture, Network Architecture

As we move from break/fix technology models to a managed services model it changes the way we think about network architecture.  I was trying to explain the concept of monotonous reliability Continued »


April 3, 2012  4:40 PM

Modern Network Architecture – well run IT



Posted by: James Murray

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March 19, 2012  11:42 PM

Modern Network Architecture – The second is availability…



Posted by: James Murray
Availability, IT Consulting, Modern Network Architecture

Back in the early days most business managers saw the computer as a fancy typewriter.  It seemed a little clunky.  It wasn’t as fast as the modern electric typewriters.  Yet it had one clear advantage over the typewriter.  Continued »


March 19, 2012  11:38 PM

Modern Network Architecture – The Cloud argument – Capital Expenses



Posted by: James Murray
Add new tag, Cloud Architecture rationalization, IT Consulting, Modern Network Architecture

Back in the early days most business managers saw the computer as a fancy typewriter.  It seemed a little clunky.  It wasn’t as fast as the modern electric typewriters.  Yet it had one clear advantage over the typewriter.  You could correct mistakes without re-typing the entire document.  Continued »


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