Tag Archives: Leadership

Tech Savvy, Are Your Sure?

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato There are many uncomfortable situations people in technology leadership have to endure annually. Normally, uncomfortable situations are created because someone did not understand the far reaching ramifications of a single bad decision. Often, these … Continue reading

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Support vs Service: Technology and Everything Else

Currently, my main leadership role is in technology. One thing I have begun to notice and understand is that there are two dominant perspectives among people with regard to the department of technology: Support and Service. In a school, the later … Continue reading

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Contracts and the Reality of Using AUPs in an International School

Recently a friend of mine had a battle with a staff member over an Acceptable Use Policy(AUP). It is common to fight with students over these, but rarely with staff. My friend was not asking for anything unrealistic in his … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Dude Named Ben

If you are not aware, “A Dude Named Ben” refers to the generic and often ignored systems administrators who work at/in organizations. When the IRS lost all their emails, they claimed total ignorance, and had no idea who their tech … Continue reading

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Options Lead to Issues

“Walk on road, hmm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later… get squish just like grape.”~ The Karate Kid, 1984 I am a strong proponent of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for students and personal … Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost

According to Wikipedia – Opportunity cost is the cost of any activity measured in terms of the value of the next best alternative forgone (that is not chosen). It is the sacrifice related to the second best choice available to someone Basically … Continue reading

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“I’m a Visual Learner! Please DIFFERENTIATE ME!”

Here is the situation. You are stuck in an elevator. There is a dim emergency light on. The circulation fan is off, and the power seems to be lost. You grab the handy emergency phone. A man answers, and asks … Continue reading

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