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  • Introducing Metadata

    David Schlinker, Senior Data Architect June 9, 2020   As the volume and complexity of data continue to rise dramatically, the need to organize and make sense of it becomes increasingly important.  That is why many organizations have implemented or are considering a Metadata Management practice to optimize the value of their data.  Metadata is data that provides information about other data – or simply, data about data.  Although metadata ...

    Posted at June 10, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Why Google Cloud?

    Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects April 16, 2020   I’m not here to debate who’s the king of the castle when it comes to cloud offerings.  Many Fortune 500 companies will tell you that AWS is the “beast”.  I guess that’s like being a king.  Whether a cloud vendor is the king or not really depends on a customer’s cloud requirements and who can meet their needs.  Although AWS may ...

    Posted at April 17, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Cultivating a High Performance Environment

    Cultivating a High Performance Environment Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager February 4, 2020   The concept of high performance and supporting high performers is increasingly relevant in the workplace as we look for efficiency, synergy, ethics, and all the power skills needed to build and maintain high performance at both the macro organizational level and the micro project level. Soft skills such as ethics, empathy, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal communications are ...

    Posted at February 6, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Architecture Challenges in Government Agencies – Part II

    Dipa Birdi, Senior IT Consultant January 9, 2020   In Part I of this article Architecture Challenges in Government Agencies – Part I, we looked at the challenges of establishing a successful architecture practice within a government agency.  Part II of this article aims to examine solutions, approaches, and best practices to overcome common architecture challenges. Notably, the solutions may be broadly ...

    Posted at January 12, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Architecture Challenges in Government Agencies – Part I

    Dipa Birdi, Senior IT Consultant November 19, 2019   Establishing a successful architecture practice in a government agency is a real challenge to say the least.  Such agencies tend to operate a matrix environment and the focus on delivering IT change is directed toward a solution that meets immediate needs.   Everything tends to be operational and tactical while strategic significance takes a backseat.  The IT architecture team loses sight of defining ...

    Posted at November 19, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Effective IT Budgeting

    Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects October 9, 2019   Proper IT budgeting is what makes or breaks an organization. Organizations either optimize their IT services or make a mess of it. IT leaders have a duty to develop a successful IT budget to keep their organization competitive and operationally efficient. IT budgeting can range from a painful annual process to the actualization of a well-crafted IT strategy and roadmap that ...

    Posted at October 10, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Finally, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)

    Sasha Vidovic, Senior Service Desk Consultant Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects September 13, 2019   There’s a service for everything in IT, so why not a service for desktop support.  Well, it’s finally here and we call it Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).  I’m sure you’re so wrapped up with your own desktop support services that you don’t even know that the popularity of cloud-hosted desktops is growing.  There’s been a myriad of IT ...

    Posted at September 14, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Multicloud to the Rescue

    Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects August 29, 2019   There’s Public cloud, Private cloud, Hybrid cloud, and now we have Multicloud.  So, what is Multicloud?  Multicloud is the use of multiple cloud computing and storage services in a single heterogeneous architecture.  Specifically, it’s getting all your cloud solutions to work together by using Private clouds and Hybrid clouds with multiple Public cloud components.  It allows organizations to orchestrate cloud services ...

    Posted at August 30, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Reaching New Heights in the Hybrid Cloud

    Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects August 17, 2019   Reaching New Heights in the Hybrid Cloud Let’s face it, everybody is moving into the cloud.  If you’re not already in the cloud, you’re most likely behind your competitors.  The question is whether you should go into the public or private cloud, or some hybrid.  When moving to the cloud, companies have some important considerations to tackle: regulatory requirements, data security, legacy ...

    Posted at August 17, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Business Intelligence of Pricing – Part II

    The Business Intelligence of Pricing – Part II Dean Ciric, Senior Pricing Specialist August 3, 2019   In Part I of this article The Business Intelligence of Pricing – Part I, I introduced the topic of business intelligence and how it pertains to the pricing of goods and services.  We had to develop a pricing model that incorporates business intelligence if we want ...

    Posted at August 3, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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