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The SMB Business Case for Cloud

Cloud is another one of those buzzwords that lots of people have heard about, and not everyone fully understands. I have been asked by GMs/MDs and leaders of small- to medium-sized businesses about the possibilities with cloud – but to be fair, their interest is primarily in the cost reductions so breathlessly promised by press […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.

Inspiration

The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)

Art

As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator

Science

Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!

Execution

Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

Change Your Definition of Success for Breakthrough Results
Execution, with some elements of Art
August 18, 2014

When most people talk about projects they are working on, the common definition of Success can be summarized with one simple word … Done The lawn is mowed. The dishes are clean. The clothes are put away. I’ve read the book. I’ve written the book report. … seems to work around the house … Done. […]

Recommended reading for the week …
Inspiration
August 14, 2014

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]

Tracking in the Enterprise – Correlation versus Causation
Science, with some elements of Art
August 12, 2014

We’ve got the activity captured, and now we have “effectiveness” ratings for the people in the group – how will we put them together and see a relationship? Mechanically, this is a simple XY scatter graph – a standard chart type in both Excel and Google Docs. Let’s take a look at a sample data […]

Justifying Preventative Maintenance – Where’s the Value?
Execution
August 4, 2014

It’s relatively simple to have the IT Value Conversation (What is the value of IT? How much more should we invest? What is the cost of cutting resources?) when IT and their internal partners regularly work together to quantify benefits for projects. This is especially true for manufacturing companies, where projects usually focus on labor […]

Recommended reading for the week …
Inspiration
August 1, 2014

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]