The thrill of the “chase” and the challenge of solving the “who done it”. I’ve learned a lot over the years. What works… what doesn’t work. What helps… what hinders.
Like any Detective “on the job” for so many years… it would be impossible to pass on to you everything I would really like to. So let’s go with the tips I think will give you the biggest ROI if you apply them.
Tips from a Network Detective
- Be Methodical
- Know What is Normal (Knowledge is Key)
- Get to the “Crime Scene” as Fast as You Can
- Have “Crime Scene Maps” that Help and don’t Hinder
- Let the Clues and Evidence Guide You
- Learn and Improve.
There I was shooting the breeze with an old mate. The conversation turned to why Madge Networks which I wrote about here went titsup. My analysis is that Madge Networks had a solution and decided to go out and find a problem. They deferred to more incorrect strategic technology choices. The truth of the matter is that when something goes titsup, its not because of one reason only, but a myriad of them all contributing to the negative consequence. There are the immediate or visual ones, which are underpinned by intermediate ones and finally after digging right down, there are the root causes. There is never a singular root cause for anything but I'll present my opinion and encourage everyone else to chip in. All of them together are more likely the reason the company went titsup. As far as technology brainfarts go there is no better example than Kodak . They invented the digital camera that killed them. However, they were so focused on milking people in their leg