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Editor's choice - July 2011
Editor's choice - July 2011

Office 360 –Microsoft tighten their grip on cloud based services Microsoft launches its cloud based service Office 365 in June 2011, primarily targeting the small business segment. It offers Exchange,...

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Date posted: 28-07-2011
How To Effectively Renegotiate Your Outsourcing Contract
How To Effectively Renegotiate Your Outsourcing Contract

Back in 2007 many outsourcing contracts came up for renewal and some of those are now due again or will be coming up for renewal in the coming 18-24 months. For some of you the vendor delivered satisfactorily and...

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Date posted: 22-07-2011
Information Is Critical When Buying Outsourcing Services
Information Is Critical When Buying Outsourcing Services

There is little transparency in the IT outsourcing market, so there is no substitute for reliable information in getting a good deal from vendors. For much of my career, I was involved from the client side at...

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Date posted: 08-07-2011
Can Lean Principles Be Applied To IT Outsourcing?
Can Lean Principles Be Applied To IT Outsourcing?

Two common avenues for tackling rising costs are to implement lean initiatives and outsource to companies that can do the tasks more effectively. "Lean", as defined by Wikipedia, "is a production...

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Date posted: 27-05-2011
5 Tips For Improving Project Delivery On Waterfall Methodology
5 Tips For Improving Project Delivery On Waterfall Methodology

Some software projects simply cannot fit the agile model for various reasons. For example, certain software products, especially those in highly regulated industries, may have onerous testing or certification...

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Date posted: 18-05-2011
Cloud Computing - A Giant Step Backwards?
Cloud Computing - A Giant Step Backwards?

Cloud Computing is one of today's hottest topics in the IT community. It's touted as a revolution that will bring us unbridled scalability, reliability and cost efficiency. At the same time, it's been...

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Date posted: 15-04-2011
Mega Deal....I Think Not
Mega Deal....I Think Not

This text is from computerweekly "Blaby District Council in Leicester has signed a shared services agreement with Steria for £1.3m over five years. The council will join neighbouring...

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Date posted: 14-04-2011
Green IT Back On Agenda
Green IT Back On Agenda

In the past three years we have written some stories on Green IT, but somehow the recession killed most new initiatives, but now there seems to be more discussion about it again as companies finally start to make...

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Date posted: 17-03-2011
6 Types Of IT Project Failure
6 Types Of IT Project Failure

Projects fail for many different reasons, we have written numerous pieces about it, since 2008, so I took notice when reading a blog post that describes six specific categories of failure. I thought the list is...

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Date posted: 25-02-2011
IT PM Advice
IT PM Advice

After having spend more than a decade delivering IT Projects, I often think what advice would I give someone who is about to start a career as an IT Project manager. So when reading up on techrepublic here is...

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Date posted: 18-02-2011

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