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January 29, 2013  3:05 PM

A Lync Topology



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

I worked with the Microsoft team that was building the first Lync Multitenant reference architecture.  This is an implementation of link that crosses state and...

January 29, 2013  2:57 PM

Lync, what is it and why is it important…



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

For a Seattle IT Consulting firm, It’s not hard to convince business owners that 365 is actually a good deal.  $8 / month for Email / user is actually a great deal.  A single Exchange implementation is going to cost about...


January 20, 2013  6:26 PM

Why, Planning a technical strategy



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

I recently spoke for a local business newspaper, the Puget Sound Business Journal.  Part of my marketing strategy is to discuss technology with local business groups and businesses.  One of my presentations...


January 16, 2013  8:45 PM

Technical failures: Are they really technical failures?



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

Walking to a new client site as a Seattle IT Consultant, it would be easy to blame the last guy for all the mistakes.  I have a 6 month window to repair the failures.  I also know that I can sell replace equipment that will...


January 16, 2013  8:40 PM

The biggest root cause for IT failure…



Posted by: James Murray
Network Architecture

As a Seattle IT Consultant, my role is not to approach technical failures as technical failures.  I’ve noticed that technical experts tend to approach all problems as technical problems.  As a result if something fails,...


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  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  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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November 28, 2012  6:57 PM

How IT affects business value (EBITA)



Posted by: James Murray
Business continuity, business descisions, business efficiency, business growth, business transition, business transition technology, It consultant, Network Architecture

As a Seattle IT Consultant

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