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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Avast me Matey's and take special heed...Today be September the 19th!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Those that know me personally are aware that for years I was a Pirate, but I've since  retired.

But today is the one day each year when all young puppies and Sapsuckers can come out of their retirement and express their true muse without raising significant suspicion about the state of their sanity.

So empty your bilges and hoist the Mainsail.  They day be already half-gone for both Swabbies and Captains alike.  Speak with the siren voice of a Mermaid, or babble like a Parrot but be quick...for the hour of Midnight soon approaches!

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Braun Tacon
11:46 am pdt 

Saturday, September 12, 2009

ITIL Should Not be Hard.

A Position Paper on the topic of ITIL implementation.


Why is it that the transition to an ITIL based Service Delivery model is considered difficult?  Or more accurately why does it sometimes take a long time for ITIL projects to gain the required acceptance and maturity in order to deliver Business Value and ROI?

ITIL should not be hard.  If you do IT you are already doing ITIL whether you know it or not.  ITIL is just a Framework based upon a Strategy to refine and optimize all aspects of IT Service Delivery, also know as ITSM or IT Service Management.  The real question is not, "Why is implementing ITIL hard?", but rather the real question is, "How well  are you implementing ITIL"?

ITIL Should Not be Hard

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Braun Tacon
4:11 pm pdt 

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lest we forget...

September 11th, 2001

May we never forget the 2996 souls from around the globe who perished that bright sunny morning 8 years ago today.


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Braun Tacon
10:55 am pdt 

Thursday, September 3, 2009

One Hundred and Fifty years ago yesterday...

Telegraphs Ran on Electric Air in Crazy 1859 Magnetic Storm

Crazy man, crazy....

Mother Nature Rules...

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Braun Tacon
4:36 pm pdt 

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BraunsBlog...Random musings on specific topics.  The central themes will be ITIL V.3, Information Security, and other sundry ITSM topics.  That said, there are many more things in this world on which to opine, so don't be surprised if I do now and then.

About me...Braun Tacon, Portland Oregon.  Husband, father, aviator and former Air Traffic Controller with over 20 years experience in the Information Technology and IT Service Management field, the last thirteen years of which having been spent at a Fortune 500 in the Pacific Northwest. 

Professional background and certifications include Aviation Management, Education, Systems Management, Information Security and Process, Standards and Quality Management.  Always delivered with a strong focus on ITIL and similar Process Improvement Frameworks such as LEAN, SixSigma and TQM (Thank you Mr. Deming!).

Hobbies include reading, writing, and even the occasional Karaoke contest!

All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Contact me...

Questions?  Comments?  Suggestions?  You may contact me at btacon@BraunsBlog.com.

BraunsBlog - 99 and 44 one hundredth percent pure ITIL...66 one hundredth percent pure Braun