The Incredible Disappearing CAD/BIM Manager

I’ve danced around this topic a bit before, but let me strike at the heart this time.  One of the benefits of only having customers who are Architectural firms means we get to see some of the trends that happen in the industry, sometimes even a bit earlier than those...
Woe is the Network Admin?

Woe is the Network Admin?

When IT professionals huddle in our groups (gaggle? murder? flock?), one of the conversation undercurrents tends to be that we do have a bit of a rough job.  When you do your job really, really well, no one knows you’re there.  People only want to talk to you when...
*Insert shocking title here*

*Insert shocking title here*

I really have to learn how to write these blog titles better.  I could learn something from Peter Hinssen, a professor at UC Irvine who recently wrote an article entitled “It Departments Have Become Completely Useless“.  That’ll grab your attention, wouldn’t it Dear...
What C-Level execs *hate* to hear…

What C-Level execs *hate* to hear…

This is the first part in a multi-part string regarding “truth to power”.  I think I first heard that phrase in a West Wing episode, someone asking a potential hire about their ability to be direct with the President.  I thought to myself, hell, sure *I* can do that...
Postmortems: they ain’t just for dead folks

Postmortems: they ain’t just for dead folks

If you’ve seen a cop drama in the last twenty years, odds are high you’ve watched a scene where the detectives and the coroner stand over a body on a stainless steel table.  Give us the straight scoop, doc, how’d he catch it?, they say (at least if the show is in...