As those who know me well will agree, for most of my professional life I was a Microsoft zealot. I supported the software, designed enterprise architecture, and led teams with the aim of using their collaborations software in its purest form.
I was (am) also, and this is an understatement, an Excel fan. The fact that I thought it was reasonable to create an excel spreadsheet with conditional formatting to plan holidays I think speaks for itself.
Ever since my trusty IBM X40 blew up I started an experiment in using Apple computers and the Mac OS X operating system. This has been an interesting exercise that has sometimes been frustrating but overall has been enjoyable. Making myself think in a different way has been a good thing.
However, I have been using what you might call training wheels in this Apple experiment… Read more…
Apple switch, IT Governance
This is a blog that compliments the IT Dashboard website.
The concept behind the IT Dashboard is to enable IT managers provide better visibility of what is going on within IT to their team, themselves and most importantly the business. It is by providing better visibility that IT teams will get the credibility they rightly deserves and therefore get the funding to implement the things they really want to do. Well that’s the theory anyway.
It is my current aim to use the blog to not only keep you up to date with what we are doing to make IT Dashboard even better but to also discuss other IT related subjects with a general IT governance theme.
And just to add in a bit of variety I’ll also be blogging about my transition from Microsoft based applications to the Mac. I should stress that is not through any hatred of Microsft or any blind love of Apple, I just thought I should give it a go and see how I get along.