Kevin Torf

About Kevin Torf

Kevin Torf is an information systems executive with a 30+ year career. In 2012, Kevin became a managing partner of T2 Tech Group after merging the consulting division of Inventtrex into T2 Tech. He specializes in large-scale IT project design, procurement and implementation. He offers experience in executive-level technology consulting involving data centers, server farms, storage and backup systems, security, video messaging and VoIP systems.

Visually monitor your IT environment with the T2 Alert Insight

2017-08-31T04:40:43+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

IT help desks and technology executives responsible for staff and system performance need to quickly answer and triage problems, incidents and service requests. To help organizations quickly cut through the noise, T2 Tech Group developed T2 Alert Insight – an innovative real-time visual notification system that allows teams to easily monitor the status of any new [...]

101 for Project Managers: Conducting Stakeholder Meetings

2017-09-15T07:52:55+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

With the goal of making groups self sufficient, project managers keep teams accountable for fulfilling commitments in a timely manner. Like a coach and mentor that must empower a unified team’s players to guide themselves to victory, project managers need to provide the right governance framework and spirit to coordinate people, processes and technology to efficiently [...]

T2 Tech Needs You!

2017-08-01T18:15:46+00:00 Categories: Company Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog|

T2 Tech Group is a premier provider of vendor neutral technology consulting and management advisory services. Currently, we serve some of the largest health systems and commercial organizations in the United States, and we expect our client base to grow considerably in the coming years. In the face of this growth, we are looking for motivated [...]

Headquarters Moves to State-of-the-art Facility

2017-08-01T18:20:30+00:00 Categories: Company Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog|

Over the course of 2016, T2 Tech Group doubled the size of its team. Our growth is the result of an increasing client base that trusts our expert services. To accommodate this expansion, we recently moved our former headquarters in Redondo Beach to a larger space in Torrance, CA. Our team will leverage the new space [...]

Collaborate: Agile is a Team Methodology

2017-08-01T18:24:18+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

PMs fill a critical role by guiding IT projects. To maximize time, a good PM will rely on the expertise of a group, facilitate continuous collaboration and get team members to take accountability for their tasks. This is especially true in the consulting business, where PMs will be responsible for passing on the best tools and [...]

Presentation Takeaways: Our Hybrid IT Project Management Methodology

2017-08-01T18:25:01+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

I recently delivered a presentation on project management to the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC). In the presentation, we discussed T2 Tech Group's hybrid IT project management methodology. To balance detailed planning with needed adaptability, our methodology uses a PMI/waterfall model for planning and an agile approach to execution. The techniques included in the [...]

A Nine-Step Vendor Management Strategy for CIOs

2017-08-21T18:35:05+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

The North American healthcare technology market has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and the number of software and hardware vendors servicing the healthcare industry continues to climb. Under these circumstances, organizations need an efficient way to select and build vendor relationships. T2 Tech's vendor neutral team has helped many esteemed clients in healthcare and other [...]

When Colocation Makes Sense: Reasons for and Against

2017-08-21T18:35:30+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog|

At T2 Tech, we've helped many of our clients relocate their data centers. In some situations, colocation provided a cost-effective, high-performing solution. However, colocation may not be the best solution if it is unnecessary or unsuited to your requirements. Because the decision to colocate or not can be costly and has a major impact on business [...]

The Power of a High-level Project Charter

2017-08-03T18:16:24+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In 1215 on the banks of the River Thames, forty barons convinced King John to limit his powers and recognize their rights by signing the Magna Carta. Although it ultimately failed to avert civil war, the document lived on to inspire and justify those rallying to democratic action for centuries to come. Use a charter to [...]

Steps for Beginning Vendor Relations

2017-08-01T18:31:07+00:00 Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In 2017 the North American healthcare technology market is forecasted to be at $31.3 billion, and the number of software and hardware vendors servicing the healthcare industry continues to climb. In some cases, I've seen the count of vendors exceed the number of patient beds within a facility. With the continual digitalization of healthcare, managing infrastructure [...]