You Know Your Data Center Strategy, Now What?

2017-11-22T05:29:25+00:00 Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Technology transitions in the healthcare industry can be challenging because even the smallest hospitals depend on hundreds of applications in a 24X7, always-on environment. In the patient care space, we need to minimize scheduled downtime and can’t afford unscheduled operational disruption. The complexity to manage data center projects is intensified further because every application is different [...]

Creating a Smarter Velocity Chart – Part 2

2017-10-31T08:53:22+00:00 Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In my previous blog entry, A Smarter Velocity Chart for Effective Communication, I explained what a velocity chart is and why it is an effective tool for communicating project information to stakeholders. In this write-up, I’ll provide a true-to-life IT scenario to detail the steps for creating velocity charts. Estimating Effort Developing a velocity chart starts [...]

A Smarter Velocity Chart for Effective Communication

2017-10-31T02:39:31+00:00 Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

One of the primary tenets of project management is to effectively communicate project progress and status to stakeholders and business leadership. As a project manager working on large enterprise IT projects, one tool I find especially useful for delivering this information is the velocity chart T2 Tech Group developed for our reporting. To explain the workings [...]

Entering the Dynamic World of IT Consulting

2017-10-26T04:07:04+00:00 Categories: Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Imagine you have a favorite burger joint and eat at the same place every day. This would be really exciting when you first go, but the same burger and ingredients will eventually vex you. Similar to this, most IT technical jobs can become unstimulating because they require the same operations day in and day out. You [...]

EUC Takeaways from VMworld 2017

2017-09-28T03:41:38+00:00 Categories: Events, Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

This year at VMworld was a great time to be an end-user computing (EUC) specialist and VDI engineer. VMware hit strong with their EUC announcements, which will propel the centralized end-user computer space into the limelight. Is 2017 the year for hosted applications and virtualized desktops? While that question has been asked every year now for [...]

Healthcare and Cloud Are Ready to Mingle

2017-09-20T01:22:39+00:00 Categories: Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Cloud computing has been a buzz word in the IT industry for a decade. For the past ten years, we’ve seen companies in software, real estate, biotechnology, education, construction and many other industries migrate to the cloud. Only within the past couple of years, cloud has arisen as a hot topic in healthcare, and for the [...]

VMworld x Jiu-Jitsu x T2 Tech Group

2017-09-20T05:49:53+00:00 Categories: Events, Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Vegas and joined two major annual events for the first time. Thanks to T2 Tech Group, I recently attended VMworld 2017, the largest virtualization-specific event hosted by VMware. Aside from getting my VCP6-DCV certification, my mind was constantly being blown away by the new technologies presented. VMware Cloud on AWS, vSAN (virtual SAN), and WorkSpace One are the [...]

Why Attend a Tech Conference – The Value a Conference can Bring to Your Company and Your Customers

2017-09-27T00:51:14+00:00 Categories: Events, Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

This week I had the privilege of attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. At the time of writing this, I am sitting in the airport waiting to fly home, a usual scenario for me as a consultant for T2 Tech Group, and I’m thinking of what has transpired and what I learned over the past week. [...]

Becoming a Certified Scrum Master

2017-10-31T02:45:09+00:00 Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

At T2 Tech Group, we know the sky’s the limit when a talented group can efficiently coordinate their efforts toward a common goal. To this end, we use a hybrid-agile methodology that incorporates many leading schools of project management into a directed and team-empowering approach to enterprise IT. Because of Scrum’s flat structure, team focus, transparency, [...]

Pilot IT Solutions with the T2 Tech Lab

2017-08-02T21:58:29+00:00 Categories: Industry Insights, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

When making IT changes, teams need to test certain infrastructures and capabilities and pilot implementations. This helps them determine optimal solutions and ensures minimal service loss during a go-live. As a hospital IT director, I frequently had to perform this testing and piloting in a timely and resource-efficient manner. With our onsite data center, the T2 [...]