Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tying Consumption to Cost: Allocation Best Practices

In 1968, Garrett Hardin wrote about the over-exploitation of common resources in an essay titled the “The Tragedy of the Commons“. While Garrett wrote about the overexploitation of common pastureland where individual herders overused and diminished common pasture, there can … Continue reading

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Evolving Metrics to Match Your Team’s Maturity

We have covered quite a bit of ground with previous posts on IT metrics but we have some important additions to the topic. The first, that we will cover today, is how to evolve your metrics to match your team’s … Continue reading

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Just about Time for Spring Break

It is just about time for spring break and given the significant number of new readers, I thought I would touch again on the key goals for this site and also touch on some posts and additions you may have … Continue reading

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Why you want an Australian Pilot: Lessons for Outstanding IT Leadership

Perhaps you are wondering what nationality or culture has to do with piloting an airplane? And how could piloting an airplane be similar to making decisions in an IT organization? For those of you who have read Outliers, which I … Continue reading

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The Accelerating Impact of the iPad on Corporate IT

Apple announced the iPad two years ago and began shipping in April 2010. In less than two years, the rapidity and scale of the shock to the PC marketplace from the iPad has been stunning.   The PC market trends in 2011 show … Continue reading

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