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January 7, 2013  1:28 PM

The cloud and Henry Ford



Posted by: James Murray
Business continuity, business descisions, Cloud architecture, Cloud architecture questions, Cloud Architecture rationalization, CRM Design, It consultant, IT Consulting, modern network archtictect, Modern Network archtitecture

Change is always interesting.  With the way technology is changing so quickly, I have begun to feel a little dinosaur-ish.  Meaning that I get stuck in the old way of doing things and the idea of changing is becoming more and more daunting.  I have been a

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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 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 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  10:14 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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November 12, 2012  1:59 PM

Improving client business Value



Posted by: James Murray
Business continuity, business descisions, business efficiency, Cloud architecture, Information Technology, It consultant, IT Consulting, modern network archtictect, modern network archticture

Most IT experts are thinking tactically.  Our job as is to think about how to do things.  How am I going to keep systems up and running?  How am I going to fix something that failed?  How am I going to do what I’m doing more...


October 8, 2012  12:57 PM

Knowledge Management for Incident Managers



Posted by: James Murray
business descisions, business efficiency, business scaling, Cloud, Customer satisfaction, Customer Services, Information Technology, IT Architect, IT Consulting, IT Infrastructure, ITIL, modern network archticture, seattle IT consulting

Working as a Seattle business consultant

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May 6, 2012  12:00 PM

Modern Network Architecture – Building stage for business



Posted by: James Murray
business growth, business transition technology, IT Consulting, Modern Network Architecture

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


May 6, 2012  11:57 AM

Modern network architecture – enrapture



Posted by: James Murray
IT Consulting, Modern Network Architecture, new busines technology, new business owners

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


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