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.

Waiting Isn’t Always a Virtue

2020-09-08T14:29:10-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In 2005 Amazon Prime was born. Originally, Amazon Prime allowed consumers the ability to receive items for free two-day shipping in the US for eligible products in exchange for an annual fee. Dozens of factors have influenced the success of Amazon including their knowledge of consumer behavioral psychology which makes them one of the most innovative [...]

Don’t Fight Against Constraints

2020-08-27T15:35:06-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

For Chuck Yeager and other legendary test pilots, success—or failure—required paying scrupulous attention to many factors affecting their flights at high altitudes. Ignore the basic laws of aerodynamics, Tom Wolfe writes in The Right Stuff, and a plane would “start tumbling end over end like a brick…” Failure was guaranteed—and so, unfortunately, was death. When it [...]

Speak with One Voice

2020-08-05T11:02:08-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

One of the most interesting forms of behavior in the insect world has come to be known, in the words of animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley, as “honeybee democracy.” To outside observers like us, a swarm of bees functions so much like a group that we don’t realize the disagreement and vigorous debate among the bees every [...]

The Show Must Go On

2020-07-24T07:47:15-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

When legendary actor Laurence Olivier was struck with appendicitis in 1967 before a performance of a Strindberg play, he had no choice: He had to rely on his understudy to take his place. What an understudy Olivier had. Oliver’s replacement was a nervous young actor named Anthony Hopkins. Even though this was many years before “Silence [...]

Build a Team of Spartans

2020-07-30T16:17:31-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Early Greek history chronicles how Lycurgus founded the first Spartan army by creating a force where no soldier was considered superior to another. He developed mastery through the army’s foundation of endurance, courage and self-control. The Spartans were skilled at the ancient Greek style of fighting in a phalanx formation. Just like in an ideal project team, the phalanx worked as a [...]

Don’t Dictate, Innovate

2020-07-30T16:20:26-07:00Categories: 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

2020-07-30T17:12:23-07:00Categories: 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. [...]