Articles By Ken Hanley

Dividing technology into good and evil

Dividing technology into good and evil

Insight of the week: spending a few days without the technology I’m used to makes me think that spending a...

July 22nd, 2004 Ken Hanley
Arm yourself with some budget luck

Arm yourself with some budget luck

If yours is a typical IT organization, you won’t be dealing with your 2005 IT budget until sometime in the...

July 8th, 2004 Ken Hanley
Be it Dell or Apple, it

Be it Dell or Apple, it

Since the mid-’90s, I’ve been asking myself a question: who in their right mind would want to be in the...

June 24th, 2004 Ken Hanley
Learn to be a consultant and a staffer

Learn to be a consultant and a staffer

There’s bound to be a natural tension between consultants and full-time employees/line staff when they’re working side by side in...

June 10th, 2004 Ken Hanley
Please delete those smiley-faces

Please delete those smiley-faces

I hate emoticons. I really hate emoticons. I think that if you can't get your message across, (including the way...

May 27th, 2004 Ken Hanley
A small retraction needed to save face

A small retraction needed to save face

Wouldn't you know it - literally 10 minutes after I hit the send key on my recent column, (OK, it...

May 13th, 2004 Ken Hanley
The imminent death of critical thinking

The imminent death of critical thinking

When someone asks you for "the damned forms I've got to fill out to get a project started," there are...

April 15th, 2004 Ken Hanley
Ineffective IT: the curse of courtesy

Ineffective IT: the curse of courtesy

"This is the only organization I've ever seen where a direct order from the executive is interpreted by the staff...

April 1st, 2004 Ken Hanley
We could all use a sip of Nordic water

We could all use a sip of Nordic water

Have you ever been in a Bang and Olufsen retail store? Not only are the stores set up to highlight...

March 4th, 2004 Ken Hanley
The right player at the table

The right player at the table

Late one night a few weeks ago, I played in a (relatively) high stakes poker game, and was quickly reminded...

February 19th, 2004 Ken Hanley