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Steve Adelstein

Steve Adelstein

Steve founded Trillium in 2002 with the idea to combine the experiences and talent of top consultants and C-level leaders into a single professional services firm bringing unique value to clients with technology decisions and challenges. Under his l...

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What Caused the Cybersecurity Breach?

What Caused the Cybersecurity Breach?

Over the last 12 months, we have all read news stories about cybersecurity breaches that have occurred at very well-known organizations.  The stories tend to focus on the number of people that are potentially impacted by the breach – a good piece of information to know.  Many of th... Continue reading…

Cybersecurity - Where Do I Start?

Cybersecurity - Where Do I Start?

Every day or two, we hear about another cybersecurity attack in the news.   High-profile companies with millions of customer’s personal information has potentially been compromised.  The numbers are so big that most people cannot comprehend the impact.   The business... Continue reading…

HIPAA Compliance is way bigger than IT

HIPAA Compliance is way bigger than IT

We recently completed another Security Assessment and remediation plan development for a client that maintains HIPAA data.  In this instance, the organization’s maturity was relatively low in areas of data access rights and controls around data access.  For this client, there was a... Continue reading…

5 Signs of a Strong Leader

5 Signs of a Strong Leader

I read several articles over the holiday weekend about the traits of an effective leader.  It is a topic that I am passionate about, so I want to share some of what I read and what I took away from the articles.   1. They build trust. Strong leaders know that trust is essential to bu... Continue reading…

Finding Human Capital Data

Finding Human Capital Data

Unlike the skills needed in finding the answers to trivia questions, when it comes to finding and identifying qualified and talented people based on their resumes and social media profiles and updates, the information is often incomplete, and in many cases, critical bits of identifying data are si... Continue reading…

Likability Matters More

Likability Matters More

I was debriefing with a client recently to understand their thought process for choosing a Project Manager to lead one of their strategic initiatives, and my takeaway was a reminder that "People do business with people they like". The consultant we presented for the role was imminently qualifie... Continue reading…

The Art and Science of Finding Talent

The Art and Science of Finding Talent

A few of our clients recently told us that they are dismayed at how similar the resumes that they are receiving from staffing firms look, and in many cases, the candidate’s skills do not match up with their resumes. It is often hard to determine the depth of skill that a person has when th... Continue reading…

Tips For Surviving A Career Transition

Tips For Surviving A Career Transition

Career transition can be tedious and challenging, whether it is a move to a brand new company, a company downsizing, or a complete career change.  Here are some tips to help keep you on track and ensure your success. Action Plan: Create a plan of action for yourself, with long-term and shor... Continue reading…

2017 Hiring Trends for Job Seekers!

2017 Hiring Trends for Job Seekers!

In 2016, we heard many employers say that they struggled to find talented candidates to fill their roles. The good news for job seekers is that employers are looking for top talent and will know a strong candidate when they see one. Here are just a few hiring trends to keep an eye out for in 2017,... Continue reading…

Know Your Way of Getting Hired – It Makes a Difference

Know Your Way of Getting Hired – It Makes a Difference

There are only 3 ways of getting hired, and understanding which way applies to you can make a significant difference in your job search approach. The first way of getting hired is to be hired into an open position. This occurs when either someone quits, a person gets fired, or an organization ch... Continue reading…

Looking For A New Job? Focus Your Time

Looking For A New Job? Focus Your Time

We started a search for an IT leadership position for one of our clients recently and we had over 200 quality IT leaders apply for the position in less than two weeks.  From a candidate standpoint, that means that your chance of getting the position is less than .5% - not great odds. Over 5... Continue reading…

Chaos Within IT

Chaos Within IT

Recently, we have been working with clients whose development team, infrastructure team, and IT Ops team are at different levels of maturity and that gap in maturity level has been causing havoc.   The symptoms that a company sees when this occurs differ based on where the gap is.  ... Continue reading…

Don’t Let Growth Get in the Way of Success

Don’t Let Growth Get in the Way of Success

Over the last 4 years, I have helped over 170 people, either in transition or looking to go into transition, figure out what their next career move is.  Regardless of economic conditions, one of the key reasons why people are looking to change jobs is because the culture of the company does n... Continue reading…

Are You Leveraging Job Boards and Social Media to Your Advantage?

Are You Leveraging Job Boards and Social Media to Your Advantage?

If you are looking for a job, you can leverage social media and job boards to reach thousands of potential employers.  With the increasing number of sites out there as well as the hundreds of thousands of potential other candidates, how can you make sure you are utilizing job boards and socia... Continue reading…

Three Interview Questions to Set You Apart

Three Interview Questions to Set You Apart

Job hunting is becoming more difficult each day.  The hard work starts with your interview preparations.  Success in interviewing is more than just about giving the correct answers, it also includes asking the right questions. Nowadays, you have to make yourself stand out by asking tho... Continue reading…

A New Years Message

A New Years Message

Here at Trillium Solutions Group, we look back at the value we have brought to our clients in 2015 and feel great about the difference we have made.  We are celebrating our accomplishments and we hope you are celebrating yours. Let’s work together to make 2016 an even better year! Continue reading…

Job Hunting During the Holidays

Job Hunting During the Holidays

For many people, after the Thanksgiving holiday, they get into “holiday mode” and focus their attention on buying presents, cooking, and meeting with friends and family.  For those people who are looking to find a new job, they wonder what mode they should be in.  The holid... Continue reading…

Diffuse Office Conflict

Diffuse Office Conflict

It’s going to happen,  in every office eventually. Two (or possibly more) people disagree about a topic or method of work and create a conflict within the office. Diffusing or removing the conflict altogether is highly important, especially to continue positive morale. Tension in an o... Continue reading…

Methods to Hire the Best Candidate

Methods to Hire the Best Candidate

Sitting down with a potential candidate can make you feel nervous and a bit anxious, especially as a new manager. Learning what their skills are and how they will fit into your culture is essential to putting your team or department into the best position to excel. It is extremely important to h... Continue reading…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are at home with our families celebrating the wonder of Thanksgiving and hope you are as well. We are grateful for all of our team members, clients, candidates, and followers. Thank you for letting us have the opportunity to share insights with you, as we work towards earning the right ... Continue reading…

How do we get from here to there?

How do we get from here to there?

Many companies determine they have a business problem that they want to solve and then they quickly head down the path of finding the technology solution to the problem. Sometimes, key questions do not get asked in the haste to resolve the problem: What are the business requirements that ar... Continue reading…

How Cloud Computing is Impacting the Software Selection Process

How Cloud Computing is Impacting the Software Selection Process

Cloud computing has created an added dimension to technology decisions.  Software selection decisions that have traditionally been made comparing the fit of an application to business requirements are now more complex. Cloud and the buzz around it still remains a mystery for many ... Continue reading…

Common Technology Move Myths

Common Technology Move Myths

Here are some of the common myths concerning moving technology infrastructure: “Our current people work with Technology everyday and they can handle the move” “We can just turn the equipment off, move it, and turn it back on and we will be fine” “It&rsquo... Continue reading…

Planning for a move?  When is it too late?

Planning for a move?  When is it too late?

In this time of business uncertainty, companies large and small are looking for ways to take advantage of some of the most affordable real estate values in a decade.  Most companies focus a great deal of attention on identifying and securing their new location but severely underestimate the t... Continue reading…

We have our way, and it is in my head . . . the key resource question for due diligence.

We have our way, and it is in my head . . . the key resource question for due diligence.

Many mid-sized businesses have highly skilled people to perform key functions within the business.  This often includes roles on the shop floor, within distribution, and within a call center.  The key personnel are highly skilled in their responsibilities, and they know how to interact w... Continue reading…

Cloud Computing Myths and the Technology Surrounding the Cloud

Cloud Computing Myths and the Technology Surrounding the Cloud

There are many myths surrounding cloud computing, with virtualization being the leading myth.  Although a virtualized environment is a component of the cloud infrastructure, traditional virtualization like VMware, hyper-V, and VDI (just to name a few) are components that IT departments utiliz... Continue reading…

Trillium Solutions Group asked to speak at National Feeding America Conference

Feeding America holds several conferences for their member facilities around the nation in order to discuss and review their operations.  The Chicago based will be held in October 3-6.  Participants will listen and have discussions with experts in several areas of development and operati... Continue reading…