The other night after my football (pronounced soccer) match, we ended up in a fast food restaurant. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2011
This Thursday: Fast food.
Fast Food, Monitoring, and the Theory of Constraints, that is. A post about how the Big Picture is more important–and urgent–than a number of small, isolated pictures. See you on Thursday. (In case you are seriously bored, try these funny Amazon user reviews.)
Gartner on CMDBs: Caterpillars or Butterflies?
A few months ago, Gartner (if you are just landing from another planet, Gartner is probably the most influential IT research firm) released a paper on the state of CMDB deployments. I have some comments to make, hoping that my Gartner Account Manager is not reading. Continue reading
The little BIG things
Just after posting this, I downloaded Tom Peters’ excellent Highlights from The Little BIG Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence, and lo and behold, number one is about… adding value to a restroom! Coincidence? Aligned stars? Anyway, you can (legally) download the free eBook (hurry up… the publisher may change his mind)… tons of ideas on how to add value everywhere. And yes, I am a Tom Peters fan!
I´m re-posting this here as it was a bit hidden in the comments. Enjoy!
How to add value to… a restroom?
No matter which position you hold today, it is going to change. You will have to move just to be in the same place. And if you want to go up instead of down, you will have to add real, noticeable value to your position. Continue reading
Everything you wanted to know about Security… but were afraid to ask
There is a new resource for IT Security professionals. Continue reading
How to “sell” your Monitoring Project internally – Top 10 Tips (Plus 5 as a Bonus)
The other day I visited a bank to introduce our Visibility concepts. The IT executives I talked to were very supportive of the ideas, and willing to move forward. But, they said, “How are we going to get this funded?” Continue reading