February 22, 2018

Copy Photos to OneDrive for Business

If you have a smartphone, you may know that if you have the OneDrive app installed, it can automatically upload your photos to OneDrive. However, the app[...]
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January 29, 2018

The changing face of the IT department

The role of the IT department has changed, and modern IT functions need to re-invent themselves to maintain their relevance and role within the modern[...]
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December 18, 2017

Why IT projects fail – not technology, not budget

There are lots of reasons why projects fail, but specifically why IT projects fail – not technology, not budget. You may read in the press about[...]
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August 18, 2017

Design for Failure

The concept of “Design for Failure” is often used to describe the approach that assumes that there will be a hardware or system failure somewhere,[...]
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June 19, 2017

6 Lessons from Cloud Implementations

I have learnt from my Cloud implementations that often customers hold expectations of Cloud that are not always completely effective. Based on my own[...]
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May 16, 2017

Fail fast does not mean you want to fail

You have probably heard the expression that entrepreneurs want to “fail fast” – and that you should do the same for your business… but what does[...]
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April 19, 2017

Aging workforce and obsolete computer systems

What is an ‘Older Worker’? According to a Chandler McLeod report: “Coming of Age – The impacts of an ageing workforce on Australian business”,[...]
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March 12, 2017

Consumerisation of IT

Consumerisation of IT refers to the transferring of consumer market IT solutions to the workplace, used to resolve enterprise needs. Among others, the[...]
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February 27, 2017

Shadow IT / Stealth IT

A term that you may have heard used a few times may not make complete sense, so; What is Shadow IT? The term Shadow IT or Stealth IT is used to represent[...]
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January 5, 2017

Bimodal IT – Gartner’s view on IT

In a 2014 report, Gartner identifies the challenges of the IT organisation in view of the nature of the demands they need to satisfy: provide innovative[...]
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December 19, 2016

Top 10 tips for cloud adoption

If you are new to using the cloud, or are now deciding to move more workloads to the cloud – here are my top 10 tips for cloud adoption 1. Switch[...]
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November 14, 2016

Shrink wrapped applications

Who defines how your business operations are performed? How does your business operate? Is it based on a definition of what is best for your business and[...]
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October 17, 2016

IT projects fail for EVILL reasons

There are lots of reasons why projects fail, but specifically why IT projects fail – not technology, not budget. You may read in the press about[...]
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October 10, 2016

VMware vs. AWS

In my recent AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam, one of the key learning areas that I needed to master, was the change in terminology to transfer my[...]
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October 10, 2016

Amazon Certified Solution Architect

On Friday 7th October, I sat and passed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solution Architect exam. I passed the exam, but I probably would have achieved[...]
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April 26, 2016

Herding cats? Use catfood

You have probably heard the analogy of trying to guide or coordinate people who have their own agenda or views – that it is like herding cats. It’s[...]
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April 21, 2016

The difference between an IT Architect and a construction architect

In describing myself as an IT Architect in a social gathering recently, the gentleman who I was speaking to suddenly burst into a frustrated tirade that[...]
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March 29, 2016

Middle management – holding back innovation

In my travels as a consultant and adviser, I have come to find that middle management is holding back innovation. Allow me to explain this dramatic assumption.[...]
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January 29, 2016

Stop fighting today’s problems with yesterday’s answers

The focus needs to change. People need to stop fighting today’s problems with yesterday’s answers, and instead, focus on finding solutions[...]
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January 19, 2016

Dedicated Management Cluster

I always recommend to create a dedicated management cluster for your vSphere virtual environment, but what is a dedicated management cluster, and why is[...]
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