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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.


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...

April 16, 2017

Career progression is a tricky thing. On the one hand, when we are early in our career our supervisors expect us to know the details inside and out. It’s our job to be in the weeds. But as we prove ourselves and take on more responsibility, it’s expected that our ‘fiel...

February 20, 2017

When it comes to projects, most of us have heard of the old saying: “you can have it good, fast, cheap…but only pick two!” There’s a visual representation of this at the bottom of this piece that we really liked. 

This concept has been around for a while, so why re-has...

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