David Strain

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David Scott Strain is the Vice President of ShuffleLabs, a company specializing in Microsoft development, custom SharePoint solutions, Business Intelligence solutions, association management systems (AMS) development and support, and custom mobile apps.  He is also an author and consultant with more than twenty years’ experience in helping to define business-driven IT strategies, in achieving business-serving ones.  His book,  I.T. WARS: Managing the Business-Technology Weave in the New Millennium (publishing as David Scott) became an MBA-text that has been utilized at more than 40 universities worldwide.  The book and this blog define a new business-IT culture – The Business-Technology Weave (BTW).  This culture helps to close divides, direct purpose, and achieve results, through new and needed best-practice principles.  The BTW is a first, holistic, treatment for the business-technology paradigm, defining the modern relationship between people, business, and technology.  Mr. Strain has helped to emplace, restore, and grow operational IT-business success in several global Fortune 500® companies in leading areas of public relations, patient care, laboratory accreditation, direct-mail marketing, telecommunications, and food safety.  In addition, he has assisted several association/non-profit organizations in their contribution of human and environmental services, and has led IT efforts for several government agencies, to include areas of military intelligence, military training, and business transformation (Pentagon).  Mr. Strain is also a professional speaker, and has helped institute the philosophy and principles of The Business-Technology Weave in a variety of environments for optimal business returns.

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Hacking, Cyber-security, and Asymmetric Threat
In the recent past, our government has been concerned about Chinese hacking: The Washington Post reported that Chinese hackers had stolen information on more than two dozen U.S. weapons systems, to include the Patriot Missile system and the F35 Joint Strike fighter.
Doing More with More
These days an organization cannot afford “hidden” assets. Who would want to be unaware of, and thus under-utilize, an asset? Yet many organizations fail to leverage assets that essentially hide in plain sight. In these days of austerity, particularly for small-and-medium sized businesses, an organization’s best efforts take on a whole new meaning: It is no longer acceptable to take a position that, “Given the circumstances, we’re doing the best we can.”
The Success Culture, Part I: A critical need
A Success Culture happens by design; not by default. David Strain explains how your IT organization can build on success.
Beware: The business-class redefines “workaround” for inclusion of unsupported devices, apps, and online services

The advent of social media, discussions there, and all manner of apps and services readily available for free download, has created a Wild West type of environment for organizations that are not taking careful control of their IT enablements.  In fact, many orgs don’t even know what’s happening. 

Integrated Business Software: Zoom productivity, reduce mistakes, and improve morale
Integrated software suites provide for comprehensive support to businesses large and small. Various modules enable support to multiple business functions that are frequently related; often woven so tightly that making comprehensive effort to business via separate apps is extremely cumbersome. The alternative to integrated apps is broken routes through multiple apps, often leading to mistakes, plummeting productivity, and frustration.
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