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Bart Perkins

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.

Bart Perkins: Avoiding IT audit nightmares

IT's problems can draw unwanted notice now that Sarbanes-Oxley requires them to appear in 10-K reports as 'material weaknesses.'

Bart Perkins: Beware of self-destructing messaging in the enterprise

They may be a boon for individual privacy, but self-destructing messages will bring headaches to enterprises. Insider (registration required)

Bart Perkins: Cloudbursts ahead

Service interruptions seem unavoidable as companies move to the cloud. Here are four areas you should manage well if youre going to be dependent on cloud computing.

Bart Perkins: Make sure your restructuring is savvy, not silly

There are several factors to consider in planning a wise and pain-free restructuring. Insider (registration required)

Bart Perkins: After Superstorm Sandy, an opportunity to be better prepared

The whole point of an information systems contingency plan is to be prepared before catastrophe strikes. Unfortunately, we're all adept at postponing planning.

Bart Perkins: Don't forget the field

Headquarters staffers often belittle the importance of functions located elsewhere, and they just as often have things backward.

Bart Perkins: Change management is not optional

You can't assume that if you just design a better approach, people will automatically embrace the new system.

Bart Perkins: The value of skeptics (of the right kind)

Their endless questioning can be painful at times, but a loyal skeptic can help keep your project on track.

Bart Perkins: Who owns your tweets?

Both corporations and their employees who tweet on the company's behalf must clarify the question.

Social Media Passwords In Jeopardy

Employers who demand that job applicants surrender their passwords could face unintended consequences.

Court Has Compromised Software Rights

This ruling is disastrous for any company that has developed software for internal use.

Author Bio

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