Have you ever heard the saying, "You cannot manage what you don't measure?" This is true for projects of all sizes, but even more so for large IT transformation projects, whether they be a virtual desktop infrastructure upgrade, a hardware refresh, Windows 10 or Office 365 migration.
Jul 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM / by Barry Angell
Jul 25, 2016 1:00:00 PM / by Barry Angell
IT professionals don’t always have their preferred tools at their disposal. Sometimes this is because of budgetary issues. Sometimes it's simply because management has always done things a certain way, and nobody wants to rock the boat and challenge their assumptions about workflow and processes.
Jul 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Clio Ionni
The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto has just finished and we can’t wait to do it all over again! As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in his Vision Keynote address on Day 1, "Microsoft has always been a partner-led company, and will always be a partner-led company." And this couldn’t be better said. With over 15,000 attendees and 17,000+ Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners, WPC is the biggest Microsoft event for partners for networking and learning—all with the goal of increasing partner profitability and accelerating business growth.
Jul 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Barry Angell
This article was originally first published at the ITSM Review.
Your business has been relying on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for some time now, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that you will soon need to have things ready for a transition to Microsoft’s latest offering — Windows 10.
With Windows 10 comes a set of changes that your IT team may not yet be entirely familiar with, such as new security configurations, how to handle application management or creating policies around Windows 10 branching.
As your enterprise prepares to migrate to Windows 10, you have thousands of users to consider. This is no time to be understaffed, as there will be many moving parts for you to keep track of and under control. This naturally raises the question among IT professionals. How are we to staff our Windows 10 migration team correctly?
Let me ask you a question. How would it make you feel if your boss, a line of business manager or C-level management was to walk into your office right now or send you a quick email saying "Hi, can you give me a statistical update on our project?"
Most likely, you wouldn't be very happy, right? Some days, that's all you seem to do: manipulating data, generating graphs, preparing PowerPoint presentations or writing email status updates. In reality, there is no such thing as a quick update. Your information consumers all want something slightly different.
It starts with the different information needs. The C-Level management needs a 30,000 level overview that you are on schedule, on budget and what the return-on-investment looks like. They might like to see a visualization of the global progress on a map and some high-level dashboards. The business managers are more interested in a granular view of their department or line of business, while schedulers need a view on their piece of the overall plan. The engineers need a printed-out drop sheet.
So, how do you serve all these different reporting needs? Easy - with Dashworks Dashboarding.