The Assessment Blues

Most of the Blues music we know of today is based on a musical form known as the 12 bar blues.

  • B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
  • Robert Johnson - Crossroads
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

The 12 bar blues was created as a simple form of music to present a message.

In its most basic form 12 bar blues is a cycle.

And if you know that cycle and take action on it - you’ll have some great music.

Well at least that's the idea.

So how does the Blues have anything to do with the tech in your business?

Well, I’ll tell ya.

The tech in your business has cycles.

And if you take action when needed.

The tech in your business can sing.

Which brings me to today.

This afternoon I'm delivering a tech assessment to a client.

And there's a common theme to this assessment that’s common in many assessments - and that is…

Their tech fell off the wagon.

Meaning they're not following the cycle or what I call life cycle.

Basically this client hasn’t updated their technology for like eight to nine years depending on the device.

The environment is old and it doesn’t run well anymore.

The pain this client is experiencing is completely based on them not keeping up with the technology in their business.

They let their tech take a backseat in their business and as a result they’re feeling the pain now.

You could say their rhythm is off.

That they’re signing out of tune.

So here were are.

Let’s see if we can get them back on track to making music again.