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Data Warehouse Design Best Practices

Author Introduction: Jennifer Marsh is a software developer, programmer and technology writer and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting. Data warehousing is an expensive project with high costs and a great return on investment — if executed properly. Data warehousing isn’t for the … Continue reading

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Managing a Growing IT Department

Can any of you imagine being the CIO of a growing IT department? Maybe you imagine it to be the land of endless candy, rainbows, and pastel glitter. A land where there are no IT budget cuts or hassles getting an additional FTE. Funny … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Improving IT Value Realization

Improving IT value realization is clearly top of mind for many executives these days. Sadly, IT value realization is more of a focus among CEO’s and CFO’s than it appears it is for CIO’s. The reasons I am hearing for the interest … Continue reading

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Hire Slow to Achieve Excellence

Hire Slow is absolutely the single most important strategy to achieving excellence. That is because excellence starts and end with the people you hire and the team that you build. Therefore, hire slow is the first part of an overall staffing strategy … Continue reading

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What Keeps Me Up At Night

“What keeps me up at night” is one of those cliches I often dismiss. I suppose it is because I have never really had any trouble sleeping at night in all my years of working in IT because of work related issues. … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing in Higher Education

Author Introduction: Bob Burke is president of FolderWave, Inc., a cloud-based company offering products and services designed to significantly improve complex, high-volume time-dependent process and data management operations in many operational areas in higher education.  Bob can be reached at bob@folderwave.com. The … Continue reading

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Capacity Planning Maturity Pipe Dream

Capacity planning maturity seems like it must be a pipe dream for the majority of IT departments. Unlike other process maturity questions, when it comes to capacity planning process maturity, I am wondering if thinking in terms of levels even … Continue reading

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