Posts by jl

Press Release: Ex Nihilo Certified by WBENC

Washington, DC (November 18, 2019): Ex Nihilo Management, LLC a consultancy specializing in technology governance, cybersecurity, management consulting and training, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents’ Education Organization (WPEO) – DC, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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Ex Nihilo Donates Musical Instruments

At the start of the school year Michael Taylor, the music teacher at Truesdell Elementary School, made a commitment to have a fully equipped school band. By January 2007, he had just about everything he needed – except for one thing. The school didn’t have any recorders, so Ex Nihilo donated them. The recorder is…

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Career Day At The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS)

Angela Dingle, President and CEO joined other women business owners in Harlem, New York for this year’s Cool Women Hot Jobs Career Day. The day included classroom discussions as well as a career fair. “This is a great opportunity to help young women understand their career possibilities” said Angela Dingle.

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Ex Nihilo Supports The 2011 Barracks Row Garden Party

Ex Nihilo is proud to support the 2011 Barracks Row Garden Party Fundraiser. “The work that Barracks Row Main Street does for the community is a key factor in my decision to relocate our offices here. This is a prospering commercial community and we’re glad to be a part of it.” says Angela Dingle, President…

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5 Tips For Propagating Best Practices

In its December 1997 issue, The Systems Thinker newsletter featured an article entitled “Putting Best Practices into Practice”. Its authors, Charles Parry, Marilyn Darling and Stever Robbins discuss how sharing best practices can be an important driver for success within an organization. The article focuses on five principles for sharing and implementing best practices. Some…

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Enterprise IT Management Defined

Now more than ever, business leaders are being asked not only to manage their technology investments, but to develop integrated and comprehensive solutions that address privacy, security and regulatory compliance. Similarly, IT managers are being asked to manage technology in a way that brings value to the enterprise by reducing risk, increasing customer confidence and…

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Which Risks Are Most Common?

In my last post, I discussed the importance of senior executive involvement in the risk management function. In this post, I’ll take a look at some common risks. There is no universally accepted set of risk definitions; however industry experts agree that they fall into the following broad categories: Project – the risk that an…

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Is IT Risk Getting The Visibility It Needs?

Understanding and proactively managing IT risks is a key component of IT Governance. Effective risk management provides senior executives with the visibility needed to make critical business decisions regarding IT investments and the information necessary to determine how IT impacts the business. Risk management does not involve only identifying the negative impacts that IT might…

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Why IT Governance Is Good For Government

On any given day, the federal government and its contractors are developing vast amounts of software and systems that will be deployed around the world. There are a host of regulatory guidelines that govern the manner in which these systems are to be acquired, designed, developed and deployed. The regulations fall into a category called Information…

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Security Matters – Part II

In order to secure critical business information and protect against e-crimes, you need a game plan – an effective security governance program. Generally speaking, the goal of any governance program is to mitigate risks. Other goals include ensuring that your business is in compliance with regulations, setting an example for how business is to be…

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