IT Budget

4643401111_5878366d32_b

Differentiating ITIL and ITAM for the IT Channel

IT Assets are the building blocks of any infrastructure Whether an IT service is provided via a cloud, hybrid or on-premise solution the humble asset, be it hardware or software, is the building block that provides structure. There are various frameworks utilised to help manage various aspects of IT Infrastructure.  Two key frameworks are ITIL […] Read More

33816621403_8f161e5eaa_k

Planning Success with your IT Asset Management

Two different surveys involving top level management respondents have independently shed some light on an alarming aspect concerning IT. The first survey was analyzing the non-compliance of software licensing by various businesses. As it turns out, shockingly 46% of the participating businesses of the survey were found to be non-complaint of the software licenses when […] Read More

33618513445_5b1ce3dfc6_b

Leadership Credibility

Through the years I’ve been asked quite a few times about the methods through which I establish my credibility as a leader especially since more often than not I’m privileged to work with individuals whom I consider smarter than myself and even geniuses. To this my reply always begins with “EGO”. I personally think that […] Read More

SONY DSC

RAY ALLEN Control System for IT Agility

  Agility is a measure of ability to recognize, act and benefit from changing business circumstances. Agility is a common business term that is frequently used to measure how fast business will respond to opportunities or threats. IT Agility refers to the efficiency and effectiveness of the technology infrastructure to support the business. As the […] Read More

11193026986_2fee8ce0a6_k

Are You Neglecting Your Own Managerial Development

How long has it been since you spent time on your own growth as a manager? When is the last time you took an online class, attended a webinar, went to a conference, or picked up a coaching book? If it’s been a while, you probably feel stale. Your skill set is getting old school, […] Read More

5969874201_206b158cec_b

How to Step Back and Watch Your Team Fly

“I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.” Lee Iacocca’s famous quote is effective in its simplicity and sensibility. And it’s a lesson we’ve all learned the hard way at least once. As managers, it’s our job to give our teams accurate data, proper tools, and positive direction. We […] Read More

97676505_17aa0bf766_b

Trust and the Relationship Between Strategy Formulation and Execution

Trust and the Relationship Between Strategy Formulation and Execution Your strategy failed. It happens. And it’s OK, because you’ll recover from whatever the reason was. Maybe you underestimated the competitive challenges. You didn’t keep up with market changes. Customer service mistakes were made. Money was mismanaged or allocated in ways that didn’t line up with […] Read More

booth

Highlights from Cisco Live 2016

Cisco Live was the highlight of this week for the RAY ALLEN Team!   Our team highlighted our solutions and announcements at Booth 1218 this year and we were excited to share our success stories and solutions with those attending the annual Cisco event.  Our theme this year was focused on Clarity and Control as highlighted […] Read More

4485568978_8dedf75efa_b

Budget Decreases While Quality Increases

The new millennium saw IT landscape disrupt the organizational operations across the world. Organizations became more and more amenable to adopting computer systems at an organizational level, partly to improve the efficiency of the operations, and partly driven by the necessity forced by the need to stay relevant. For an entire decade, people with IT […] Read More