Bart Perkins

Contributing Columnist

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

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.

Bart Perkins: Power to the people's devices

The new USB Power Delivery spec turns the capabilities of the USB port on their head.

Bart Perkins: Pester no more: How to handle the FCC's new rules on robocalls

Businesses must make sure their processes and IT systems adhere to the new regulations.

Bart Perkins: 3D printing is IT's next big challenge

If your organization is looking into 3D printing, IT can't afford to sit on the sidelines until it starts to look real.

Bart Perkins: Benchmarking is great, when it's not a waste

True apples-to-apples comparisons require a lot of time and effort -- in other words, money.

Bart Perkins: Global standards, meet local constraints

The benefits of standardization will always run up against the arcane needs of far-flung field locations.

Bart Perkins: Congratulations on your new supplier. Got a good prenup?

Like courtship, supplier relationships start out in optimism, but they're rarely 'till death do you part' arrangements.

Bart Perkins: Can't buy you love

There are problems with buying followers on social media sites.

Bart Perkins: Jousting for jobs

Coding tournaments and similar challenges have emerged as innovative ways for employers to identify highly skilled IT professionals.

Bart Perkins: Unresponsive suppliers might just not be that into you

If your company isn't in the Fortune 500, you might find it difficult to get suppliers to provide product information, respond to an RFP or deliver adequate support. But there are ways to make your organization more attractive.

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