Article Query: IT Consultants
October 5, 2011

Not long ago, the phrase portable secure storage did not mean a great deal to the average business traveler. Today, however, carrying large amounts of data, including application files, digital photos, and music, is a reality for most tech-savvy travelers. Whether you are on the go for business or personal reasons, you likely carry a large quantity [...]

September 29, 2011

Quite often, when traveling on business, your mind shifts into “work mode” the moment you pass through airport security or adjust the mirrors on your rental car.  You become focused on the project, or if homeward bound, on finally making it to your front door.  Once accustomed to traveling, it can become “second nature” for [...]

September 19, 2011

“If an individual wants to be a leader and isn’t controversial, that means he never stood for anything.”  This quote by President Richard Nixon touches on one of the less appealing aspects of being a leader.  Controversy is never easy, and supporting controversial ideas or opinions is often met with the slings and arrows of [...]

September 15, 2011

In the world of Information Technology, there is a vast difference between someone who is a manager and someone who is a leader.  A manager is a person responsible for planning and directing the work of a group of individuals, monitoring their work, and taking corrective action when necessary.  A leader, on the other hand, [...]

September 14, 2011

While traveling has always been a relatively stressful experience, in the past several years there have been many changes that negatively impact the travel experience and drive up stress levels.  Increased airport security, major road construction, and even changing weather patterns have made the business travel experience, well, an experience. When traveling for business, there [...]

September 6, 2011

As anyone in the Information Technology consultancy field will know, traveling is part of the game.  Some of us travel locally, and some of us travel nationally.  Either way, we all spend a good amount of time in a plane, train, or automobile, moving to or from a client site.  When accounting for this time, [...]

August 31, 2011

I’m a fan of small airports.  When you travel often as an IT consultant, you look for every timesaver and meager benefit you can find.  Small airports tend to provide the essentials all wrapped up in a neat little building that makes it easy to get in and get out.  Outagamie County Airport (ATW) in [...]

August 21, 2011

Being an IT consultant in computer networking means passing exams and earning certifications.  For an in-house technical resource, having a single IT certification in a given area is sufficient to do the job well.  For the IT consultant, however, the name of the game is certifications and experience.  A client wants to know that the [...]

August 1, 2011

As a technology professional you will likely take the occasional road trip, but as a technology consultant travel is a fact of life. Many in our field will spend an average of 45 weeks on the road every year, with 8-10 hours per week spent traveling to and from a client site.  Those hours of [...]

July 12, 2011

If you’ve worked in the IT field for any length of time you are most likely familiar with the phrase “thrown under the bus,” which can be defined as meaning “to sacrifice; to treat as a scapegoat; to betray.”  While the exact origin of the phrase is a mystery–for those of us in the information [...]