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Microsoft Azure Governance Guide

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Governance: The purpose of this guide is to document Cloud Governance concepts, recommendations, and how-to guides to implement recommended strategies and policies. Each area of Cloud resource management is a continuous succession over the lifespan of a resource. This resource life-cycle starts with the initial deployment/configuration, through continued operation, upgrades, backups, […]

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Offshore development: Guide to successful offshroe team building

Companies are increasingly trying to get the most out of their information technology dollars. Project managers can strategically support their companies by acquainting yourself with the various aspects of offshoring. This will prepare you for what to expect and help you be more effective in your interactions with an offshore team. 1. Assess competence First, […]

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How to validate the shortlisted IT vendors? [Vendor Management Series: Part 2]

This is the second post in our IT Vendor Management Series. The first was “3 Step Guide to Selecting B2B IT Vendors“. Once selected, the next step is to shortlist the vendors with whom you will want to set up a lasting relationship for acquiring development, maintenance, and support services. Stick to the following four steps […]

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A Simple 3-steps Guide to Select the Right B2B IT Vendors

According to Gartner’s research published in April 2014, the worldwide ITO (Information technology Outsourcing) will consistently expand resulting in 5.9% compound annual growth rate from 2013 through 2018. Naturally, CIOs and ITPMs become the most important stakeholder in the decision to outsource their firm’s IT function. During the process of ITO, ITPMs prioritize their buying […]

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Building a sense of ownership in consulting teams

The IT consulting space (and in professional services in general) companies rely heavily on the consultants that represent them with a particular client. You are only as good as your consultant is on that given day. One key requirement in that is having the consultant take ownership of work. This means owning the client’s problems […]

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CIO vs. the owner of an IT consulting firm

CIOs or organizations and owners of small consulting firms are usually people of the same age group (education, interests etc.). Yet a comparison between them reveals some interesting patterns which in turn explain some of the conflicts that arise between them. In a corporate culture that extensively promotes outsourcing of IT to consulting firms both […]

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Things they don’t tell IT sales people

Most people in the IT Services Sales industry are not intimately aware of the value of their work to their consulting firms.  Its no surprise then that most are under-compensated or sell themselves short. Here are a few things that they won’t normally tell you (or things they do tell that aren’t entirely true) 1. […]