Bart Perkins

Contributing Columnist

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

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Get ready for virtual digital assistants in the enterprise

Get ready for virtual digital assistants in the enterprise

Like smartphones and tablets before them, they’re coming, whether IT wants them or not. Are you prepared?

Fight for your right to repair

Fight for your right to repair

Buyers should have the right to repair equipment they purchase.

Out of focus: The multitasking dilemma

Out of focus: The multitasking dilemma

Just about everyone is doing it, but no one does it well.

IT can score with reverse mentoring

IT can score with reverse mentoring

That senior executive who has his emails printed out represents a golden opportunity for IT.

Nothing is ever completely outsourced

Every outsourced project needs an internal team to keep it on track.

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

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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.

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