Bart Perkins

Contributing Columnist

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

IT funding potholes

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.

Bart Perkins: A project staffing worst practice

When it comes to IT professional services, using the DOD sourcing method called Lowest Price Technically Acceptable is ludicrous, because it disregards the value of expertise and experience.

Bart Perkins: How to keep projects on track

Here are some things that IT management can do to identify problems in a timely manner.

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