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.

Don’t Dictate, Innovate

2020-06-30T11:32:13-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Considering he filed a record-setting 1,093 patents in his lifetime, it’s no wonder Thomas Edison is regarded as the embodiment of invention. While undoubtedly a genius, what made him so remarkable was not just what he made but the way he worked – his famous Invention Factory outside Newark, New Jersey was arguably the world’s first [...]

When It’s Time to Leave the Nest

2020-06-16T14:16:44-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Naturalists say that the mother bird uses food to coax her baby from the nest and learn to fly. She stands farther and farther out on a branch with the food even though the baby bird will probably fall. If it doesn’t hurt them, falling eventually teaches them to flap their wings and return to the branch for their next meal. It’s a repetitive process that instills the independence they need [...]

Transparency for the Team’s Sake

2020-06-16T14:10:06-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

At the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, a University of Washington rowing team did the unthinkable: They beat the better-equipped and physically stronger Nazi and Italian teams to win the gold. Brute strength wasn’t the key, writes Daniel James Brown in The Boys in the Boat. Laser-sharp communications and coordination made the real difference. “Crew is not [...]

For Healthcare Providers to Consider: Staying Agile with IT in Accelerating Times

2020-03-31T09:28:52-07:00Categories: Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog|

With the spread of COVID-19, strict new social distancing and shelter-in-place policies, the practice of working remotely and implementing applications that limit in-person interaction have become the new norm. Hospitals and health systems are now struggling with project managing the IT infrastructural challenges created by the sudden massive demand for remote technology to cope with the [...]

Sustainability and Continuity: How to support a remote workforce – NOW!

2020-03-17T14:40:29-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

Over the last couple of years, the option to work remotely has become more and more common amongst employers. As employers look to recruit top talent, employees are also looking for a flexible work environment and schedule. What feels like overnight, the luxury of working remote has now become a necessity during this state of emergency. [...]

Motivate Your Team Using Stakeholder Power

2020-03-03T13:08:28-08:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Yoda once said, “Only a fully-trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor.” While your projects don’t have to contend with Darth Vader, or the Emperor, finding the right allies makes galaxies of difference to ensure a project’s success. Stakeholders exist at many levels within the organization, whether directly [...]

Your Enterprise Needs an (Updated!) IT Disaster Recovery Plan

2019-10-16T09:11:47-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog, Technical Insights|

It might seem common sense that an IT disaster recovery plan is as essential as fire insurance for any organization. But it’s actually even more crucial. A fire could destroy a facility, but an IT exposure could jeopardize the continuity, viability and even the survival of the entire organization. Short-term risks from temporary outages can disrupt [...]

Visually monitor your IT environment with the T2 Alert Insight

2018-06-21T16:02:00-07:00Categories: 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

2018-06-22T09:26:51-07:00Categories: 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!

2018-06-08T10:32:40-07:00Categories: 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 [...]