Management Consultant

Cloud computing key risks

July 30th, 2010

For every positive benefit there is almost always a negative to compensate for rapid adoption based on wild enthusiasm.  Cloud computing has a number of key risks.  1) data privacy and governing privacy laws  2)  multi-cloud relationships and subcontractors are also an issue when using a cloud provider 3)  multi-tenancy on the same virtual server

Safe choices drive security policies

December 9th, 2008

Working in many companies as an IT consultant allows me to see a broader spectrum of policies, business justifications and processes than many of the clients I work with, especially if they have been with their company for many years.  One of the more vexing notions that continue to surface in different forms is making

Communication Etiquette

March 13th, 2007

E-mail seems to be the preferred method of communication for teams regardless of how widely dispersed they might be to one another.  Although distance sometimes has nothing to do with the preference of using e-mail versus just talking.  I have worked with staff that were separated by short (<five feet high) work space partitions and

Outsourcing Analysis and Avoiding Failure

February 6th, 2007

In today’s economy, businesses face enormous hurdles no matter what their particular business endeavor.  Competition from larger, more established firms, globalization, the looming potential for technological obsolescence and the need to keep costs under control can make management of most companies an extreme challenge. Focusing on the core business can be difficult especially when growth

Hello world!

February 3rd, 2007

Welcome to  My first set of posts with many to come on business trends, strategy, and practical applied technology solutions.