Articles in the it_management category

  1. 3 Lessons for IT Managers

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    "No company can flourish in an environment that penalizes experimentation or trust."

    Long ago, I read an article called "3 Signs of a Dysfunctional Company". While it primarily targets CEOs, the lessons within are just as relevant for IT managers. Here’s a modern take on these timeless principles.

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  2. Career Advice: Becoming a System Administrator

    Posted on in IT Management

    Recently, I got an email that went something like this:

    I have completed a BTech in Electronics and Communication. Now, I am working as a desktop engineer. How can I move my career to the network / server side?

    Career moves are hard for everyone. Personally, I've been thinking about making …

  3. LinkedIn: What is the Cloud?

    Posted on in IT Management

    A really interesting discussion has been going on in the LinkedIn IT Architect group. If you aren't a member of the group, I highly recommend you join. The question that fired off the discussion was, "Is 'the cloud' just another name for a hosted / out-sourced (web application) service? If not …

  4. Spicing Up Your Next Meeting

    Posted on in IT Management

    "Keeping a meeting interesting is a problem that often hurts team leaders who are trying to motivate sales staffs."

    Although Tom Donnelly's Inc article is really targeted at sales meetings, I think it has some points that are relevant for all managers. Keeping team members engaged in a meeting is …

  5. Strategic Management Process

    Posted on in IT Management

    A while back, I sent an email describing the strategic management process. Although the email was written for an internal audience, it's generic enough to be reproducible here...

    Strategic Management is a five step process:

    1. Corporate Identity
      This is the definition of the company and is broken down into three …
  6. ARIN Comments on IANA Functions

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    ARIN LogoThe National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently requested comments from concerned Internet entities regarding the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) performance of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions. ICANN currently holds a contract with the NTIA to that is set to expire in September of 2011 …

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