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2day Inperson Seminar Running Your IT Department Like a Business

1/23/2014 9:00 AM - 1/24/2014 4:00 PM

When IT is viewed as an asset-centric organization it becomes, by design, a cost center. The IT department's role in this outdated management style can best be described as an overseer, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and applications. The characteristics of a Traditional IT department are as follows: technology centered, defined by functional and technical silos, insulated from the rest of the organization, and obsessed with costs. These characteristics have been and still are part of many organizations that use the Traditional IT management model.

Why should you attend :

Information Technology costs are often seen as a huge black hole that has no bottom. The CEO and CFO are always wondering how all the money is being spent and exactly how IT is serving the business. The CIO finds it difficult to explain his or her decisions because of a lack of hard financial numbers and resorts to using vague generalities or, even worse, highly technical terms to defend his actions. If you can identify with this scenario, then you might be managing an IT department using the outdated and obsolete Traditional IT Management process.

Areas Covered in the Session:

The pitfalls of Traditional IT management approach

The advantages of a Service-centric management approach

How financial transparency supports a Service-centric approach

Discussion of elements of financial transparency for IT departments

Creation of transform plan from Traditional to Service-centric

Who Will Benefit:

CIOs in Small to Midsize Enterprises

VP IT in Small to Midsize Enterprises

IT Directors in Small to Midsize Enterprises.

Speaker Profile:

John Ripma

Founder, Technical Ink

John Ripma is an independent consultant and the founder of Technical Ink, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in content marketing for technology-based companies. With Technical Ink, John helps companies produce high quality written materials for a wide variety of purposes (whitepapers, webinars, blog posts, brochures, technical manuals, training/educational documents, and other purposes).

John started in the field of Information Technology in 1981 when he co-founded Applied Personnel Technology, one of the first PC-based software development and consulting firms in the country. Since then, John has been closely involved with technology in a number of roles such as project manager, business development manager, senior consultant, vice president, and CEO.

Over the years, John's focus has been on helping organizations analyze, select, install and maintain complex enterprise class systems. He has worked on many large and mission critical projects that involved PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, or SAP. He also was an instructor at the SAP Academy. Additionally, with the resurgence in infrastructure outsourcing and cloud computing, John has been working closely with a number of international firms to help them migrate their enterprise systems into hosted environments.

The world of technology continues to grow at a dizzying pace and, to help his clients keep pace, John keeps up-to-date on the latest developments such as in-memory computing, Big Data, mobility, data security, software defined data centers, infrastructure architecture, technology enabled business processes, and system integration.

Price: $1,295.00 January 23rd & 24th, 2014

Register now and save $200. (Early Bird)

Until December 15, Early Bird Price: $1,295.00

From December 16 to January 21, Regular Price: $1,495.00


NetZealous LLC,

161 Mission Falls Lane,

Suite 216, Fremont, CA 94539, USA

Phone: +1-800-447-9407


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