Business

Replacing IT/IS Leadership

By Scott Johnston (2019) When a company loses a management resource from its IT/IS organization the best solution may be to fill the role temporarily with an experienced consultant rather than rush the process. When a key leader in a C, VP or Management role decides to leave, the organization must quickly recruit, or promote the right replacement. If succession plans are in place for key positions then immediate promotion into that role may be the best solution. The difficulty arises when…

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New Ideas – Letting Go

By Scott Johnston – (2019) As a business consultant and software developer I have lots of new ideas for tools, apps, and websites, etc. It’s just part of how my mind works in always looking for solutions – sometimes to problems that are yet to exist! Many of these potential business opportunities die a natural death during research and design. But others have real potential. This is a story of one such idea, and why ultimately, I chose not to…

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Computing platform evolution – The Cloud

By Scott Johnston – (2017) As a culture, we are entering an era where our core business processes will not only be executed in the cloud, but be exposed to enable seamless integration with our business partners and marketplaces. This transition may be difficult at first to conceive, and not without challenge to engineer and migrate, yet to grow competitively and maintain strategic advantage it should be part of any future business plans. Engaging our customers in new ways will…

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The value of time

By Scott Johnston – 2/13/2017 I believe we all need help recognizing the value of our own time. Sometimes these reminders can be in the form of the tools we use (ChronoBeans), and at other times it’s those we keep close that help us recognize that value. I was again reminded of this recently when working on a frustrating e-mail issue. I recently undertook a slew of technology changes, from updating my aging laptop, to switching personal e-mail web hosting…

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