October 2, 2017

We stumbled across this great Dilbert strip that illustrates something we run into every day: technology for the sake of technology. When a new technology hits an industry, it’s all anyone can talk about. And it quickly becomes much like the above strip, where a leader...

September 5, 2017

What is it that makes a company become a success? People a lot smarter than us have been trying for years to figure out the playbook. Is it access to capital? Talent? Dumb luck?

While we don’t have the recipe, we are convinced that there’s one key ingredient to success...

August 21, 2017

If we were to ask 50 IT experts what the biggest problem in technology today is…we would get 50 different answers. Here’s the real answer. The biggest problem in technology?


We can’t admit we actually have a problem! 
 

We’ve bought into the notion that asking for help...

August 7, 2017

Remember the band “Nickleback?” They were a hit band in the late 90’s early 2000’s. But for whatever reason, it became “cool” to hate on Nickleback. They’ve sold over 50 million albums worldwide, had multiple Top 10 songs and is the 11th Best Selling Band Of All Time.


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July 11, 2017

1. Reactive vs Proactive. All day, every day, problems are chasing you. You never get ahead. You spin from problem to problem.


2. What balance? Got a fire that just started at 5:00PM on a Friday evening? Cancel your plans. No happy hour for you! Oh, you can forget abou...

July 1, 2017

First things first, you’re probably acting like a jackass without even realizing it. Don’t believe me? IT is generally considered the least favorite department in an organization. You don’t wind up on that list because you’re NOT acting like a jackass. 

So, now that w...

June 19, 2017

Have you ever had the chance to head up into the St. Louis Arch? It’s a wonderful experience, with one giant caveat. Don’t go if it’s too windy! 


Here in the Midwest, we get some good wind gusts. The engineers that built the Arch had to take that into account and creat...

June 5, 2017

Remember the old adage “progress, not perfection?” When did that stop applying to enterprise IT departments? Anymore, the prevailing adage is “perfection, not progress.”


If you’re well “seasoned” like us here at Wholestack Solutions, you remember the early days of tech...

May 15, 2017

Everything people see…tells a story. So, what does your story tell? Take this challenge…record what you work on for the week. Write it down. Then, label each activity, meeting, phone call as either “operational” or “strategic.” 
 

While there is some subjectivity to thi...

May 1, 2017

Let’s go back forty years. You walk into your new job on day 1. You do what’s expected, work hard and you earn a promotion. Rinse and repeat until you become “the person.” Forty years later, you walk out of that company with a nice new watch, a pension and a good retir...

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