Bart Perkins

Contributing Columnist

Bart Perkins is managing partner at Louisville, Ky.-based Leverage Partners Inc., which helps organizations invest well in IT.


Get your vendor’s A team

Get your vendor’s A team

Promises made about service delivery can slip away when you find that you’ve been assigned to a B team.

IT funding potholes

IT funding potholes

Don’t keep making the same mistakes year after year. (Insider; registration required)

The best of jobs, the worst of jobs

The CIO at a mid-tier organization faces a unique set of challenges.

How to get a better outsourcing deal

How to get a better outsourcing deal

The trick is to recognize how IT outsourcers reduce costs and then find ways to share in those savings.

Lessons to be learned from a project nightmare

Lessons to be learned from a project nightmare

Things have gone horribly wrong with the Department of Labor’s Oracle implementation. Don’t let the same things happen to you.

6 ways to cope with a resistant sponsor

6 ways to cope with a resistant sponsor

An executive sponsor who is out to undermine a project can be very dangerous.

Outsourcing contracts: Foundations for success

Outsourcing contracts: Foundations for success

Your organization shouldn’t enter the process acting like a first-time buyer. (Insider; registration required)

Getting your board’s buy-in on cybersecurity

Getting your board’s buy-in on cybersecurity

You don’t want your first discussion about cybersecurity with your company’s board to happen post-breach.

Half-baked mergers

Half-baked mergers

Many woes await companies that inadequately integrate after a merger.

Bart Perkins: 6 wrong reasons for hiring consultants

Engaging consultants can be a good move, but not if you do it for the wrong reasons. (Insider; registration required)

Bart Perkins: Forget the expense -- more secure credit cards are an opportunity

Cost has kept U.S. businesses from adopting fraud-resistant credit cards, but consumer concerns about privacy could make adoption a key differentiator.

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