IT in the Ad Biz:

May, 2008


May 28, 2008  9:05 PM

How Connected Should We Be?

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

I'm writing this in a moving car on the way to my son's lacrosse game. It's about a 1-hour drive, and I've already communicated several items to my IT staff via e-mail, activated 3 new users on our Office Communications Server, and begun writing this post. Needless to say, my wife (and driver)...

May 27, 2008  2:14 AM

Paperless Workflow

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

In addition to our current acquisition-related projects, and our implementation of Microsoft Unified Communications, we're also in the midst of another project which began late last year – implementing a paperless workflow system into the heart of our day-to-day operations. While paperless...

May 20, 2008  12:23 PM

Growth and IT

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

How do you handle growth? This is a question that's really been troubling me over the past couple of weeks. For many of us, the day-to-day issues of running IT are pretty straight forward. We keep our existing "stuff" running, and occasionally we introduce some new "stuff". For years, that's...

May 19, 2008  11:39 AM

Unified Communications Implementation – Update

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

We're making excellent progress on our Microsoft UC implementation. To date, we've rolled out Microsoft Office Communications Server and in our main office, and we've begun testing with the Communicator and LiveMeeting clients. In addition, we've nearly completed the migration to Exchange 2007 and...

May 15, 2008  1:14 AM

Here We Grow Again

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

We're getting bigger again. Eric Mower and Associates has just combined with another agency here in Syracuse. We'll be adding 43 people to our current staff of 80 in this office, and they're moving into our offices around July 1st. Good news for the agency – significant challenges...

May 12, 2008  1:28 AM

Is That a Blog, a Wiki, or an E-Mail?

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

One of the things which continues to be a barrier to our adoption of Web 2.0 tools, particularly our SharePoint Blogs and Wiki's is confusion over where to post something. I really think this fear of being wrong is preventing some of our users from using these tools. I'd like to suggest that we...

May 5, 2008  2:05 AM

Archiving Creative Materials

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

One of the more difficult challenges we face is that of archiving our creative materials. We're currently taking a fresh look at this process, reviewing both the process in terms of who is doing what, but also taking a fresh look at the storage media we're using.

Our current process...


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