Welcome to the new-and-improved IT Expert Voice!
From the first, we have done our best to provide you with articles that help you make good decisions about information technology. Initially, we focused on Windows 7 in the enterprise – and I’m rather proud of the articles we published on that topic, over a hundred of them, covering everything from how to deal with slow startup times in Windows 7 to challenges in Windows 7 software development.
We’re broadening our focus, starting today. In addition to Windows 7, you will now see articles on a broad range of topics that help you as IT leaders make the right choices by giving you useful, pragmatic guidance. Our articles, written by experts in their fields, provide business analysis of technical issues, underscoring ROI concerns while also making it clear which technologies matter (and why); explaining the technology influences that will impact boardroom decisions; teaching best practices learned by other senior practitioners; and motivating IT staff to make the IT departments work flawlessly.
It would be easy to tick off on my fingers the technologies you’ll find covered at the new IT Expert Voice, such as virtualization, green IT, and enterprise-class networking. But as you’ll see, our emphasis is less on the boxes that have blinking lights than it is on the business reasons for acquiring those boxes and the management issues box-ownership implies. Managers need to understand technology too, but a techie can often make the boss’ eyes glaze over as she does a deep dive into the underlying architecture; we share enough technology for you to make a good business decision based on personal understanding, without insisting that you become an expert in the knowledge domain.
I’m really excited about this new chapter. I hope you are, too!