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About dick1stark

I am the President, CEO, and founder of RightStar Systems, a leading IT consultancy and BMC Software Solution Provider and Atlassian Expert Partner. My passion is customer success—whether it’s reducing the cost of service management, improving overall efficiency, or increasing end-user or employee satisfaction. Since founding RightStar in 2003, RightStar has made the INC 5000 list four times. In 2011, RightStar was awarded the prestigious National Capital Business Ethics Award (NCBEA) by the Society of Financial Service Professionals based upon RightStar’s foundation of honesty, ethics, and integrity. And in 2014, RightStar was selected by Forrester Research as one of 13 North American companies profiled in its ITSM Consultancy Wave Report. Finally, in 2016, BMC selected RightStar as its 2015 Supplier of the Year for its consulting partnership and excellence in service delivery. Dick is a graduate of Stanford University and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Report from the Atlassian Government Symposium

By Dick Stark Last Wednesday, RightStar exhibited at the Atlassian Government Symposium, held at the Westin City Center in Washington, DC. This is one of a series of worldwide stops to promote Atlassian products, services and customer networking. Atlassian had … Continue reading

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Report from Atlassian Summit 2019

By Dick Stark Atlassian’s annual user conference, Summit 2019, was held a week in Las Vegas. Atlassian had a record-breaking turnout with more than 5000 customers and partners attending. Here is a short summary. Partner Day is held the day … Continue reading

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New ScanStar is On a Roll

By Dick Stark Last week we received an order from a state agency for Jira Core, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, Insight, implementation services and ScanStar. It was the culmination of a sales process that included a RightStar advisory assessment to … Continue reading

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ITIL 4: Ready to Launch

By Dick Stark Last week I set in on a webinar presented by ITpreneurs and AXELOS that described the ITIL 4 upcoming launch, and its new courseware and curriculum. AXELOS is the organization responsible for developing and enhancing the ITIL … Continue reading

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What is the Future of On-Premise Software?

By Dick Stark On January 15, Netflix quietly announced a price increase by an average of 13 to 18 percent. With 58 million US subscribers, that works out to an additional $1.4B yearly revenue increase. How elastic is this type … Continue reading

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This Year’s High-Tech Prayer Breakfast

By Dick Stark I bought a full table at the High-Tech Prayer Break-fast held this past Wednesday at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.  This is an amazing annual event with more than 800 attendees. The speakers this year were … Continue reading

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Is Agile ITIL an Oxymoron?

By Dick Stark Last month, BMCer, Cheng Dong Zhao wrote a blog article,“Will ITIL Die or be reborn in the DevOps Era?” The world is becoming more and more Agile, and BMC is finally starting to focus on DevOps, or … Continue reading

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