Monthly Archives: July 2014

Communicating IT with CEO / Business Leader

Communication on a regular basis with your CEO/Business leaders is essential to your success as CIO, but it’s much more important what you communicate in those meetings. I’m meeting with all of our companies’ CEO/Business leaders (and there are quite … Continue reading

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Strategy and Budget – how to make sure you’re making the right investments

Friedkin Companies’ IT road map contains output from two main initiatives carried out by the IT department.  The first initiative involves the process of understanding the future company’s goals and objectives and ensuring that IT has the right projects to … Continue reading

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Our Cloud reference model and projects road map

1. Basic cloud components. Private Cloud Public Cloud Hybrid cloud. 2. Cloud as part of IT as a Service List of all IT as a Service concept Projects currently running to achieve cloud computing 3. IaaS reference model Main components … Continue reading

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IT life-cycle (not project life-cycle)

We believe that IT life-cycle should describe the entire yearly IT life-cycle, not projects life-cycle that’s so common to find all over the web. Good IT life-cycle should describe the main activities IT takes during the year, who is responsible … Continue reading

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New Employee On-boarding the litmus paper to test your IT efficiency

We are all familiar with the well known urban tale about the successful CEO, which started his long career as a young intern replying “The restroom” to the seasoned CEO question “What do you want to see to be able … Continue reading

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Hackathon decreases development time by 20%

We had two simple goals for our first Hackathon: We wanted to fix IT perception and to increase collaboration between different IT groups within Friedkin’s companies. We hoped to change perception by showing what IT can accomplish in a short … Continue reading

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Friedkin companies high level IT strategy

what we want to achieve: Agile : Agile people, processes, and solutions. Automation : of IT processes. Compartmentalization : of solutions. Be Awesome : with peers, customers and vendors. How we want to achieve it: Fit to Purpose : all … Continue reading

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