IT in the Ad Biz:

July, 2008


July 31, 2008  4:02 PM

Migrating to a Mac?

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

A few years ago I spoke at an IT in the Advertising Business event, and I made the case that IT Directors in this business really need to live in both worlds. I suggested that we should have both Windows and Mac platforms on our desks, and that we should use them both on a daily basis. I still...

July 25, 2008  8:11 PM

Am I the Director of Electricity?

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

Ouch! It seems like I keep coming back to this topic, but I just received another e-mail in my inbox with yet another article about the end of IT as we know it. The...

July 25, 2008  2:41 AM

Anyone Else Notice an Anti-IT Movement?

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

Has anyone else noticed a growing trend in IT bashing? I don't want to sound like I'm whining myself, but I do pay attention to what's being written, and particularly about things like the iPhone and the

July 22, 2008  9:38 PM

A Return to Dry Land (and a little bit about cellular coverage at sea)

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

Just got back from my vacation, and I'm pretty sure the batteries have been recharged, but I'm still trying to get geared back up. I really did manage to disconnect (for the most part) on this vacation, and as I said in my previous post – it is a good idea once in a while. That being said, I...

July 10, 2008  1:03 PM

Going Offline for a Week

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

I've been very delinquent on posting to my blog of late, largely due a crazy workload centered on our merger with another company. Office moves will do that to you. The growth is good, but it does take its toll.

In a couple of days I'm going to be taking off on a long overdue vacation,...

July 8, 2008  1:41 AM

Sparking Innovation

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

I've always been in favor of rolling out new products to small groups of end-users, especially when a new app arrives and I'm a little unsure of how it might be used. I trust my users to come up with innovative ways of using some of these new products, and I'm not so sure that IT would ever be...

July 1, 2008  12:05 AM

What’s the Plan?

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

Having just been through another merger, we're just now beginning to see things settle down following a big move day last week. During 15 years in this business, I've been through about a dozen office moves, mergers, etc., Earlier this year, I had one of my new staff members ask me what the plan...


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