CIO Symmetry:

July, 2010

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July 30, 2010  2:48 PM

A world without legacy systems

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

How frustrating is it to be one of the little guys without the resources to bear for big projects. Well, those frustrations may actually be easier to deal with than the alternative: Being a large company entrenched in legacy systems. I came across a blog post recently by Scott Adams,...

July 29, 2010  8:39 PM

Taking notations on agile data modeling

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

You can’t talk about agile data modeling without mentioning Scott Ambler, whom many consider the authority if not founder of agile data modeling. In this

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July 22, 2010  5:51 PM

Is open source cloud software suitable for SMBs?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

A lack of formal standards has made cloud computing nebulous so far. If a company wants to switch vendors, move platforms or build its own infrastructure, the confusion mounts, since most providers use a proprietary platform like Amazon’s A3 or Salesforce’s Force.com. But Rackspace and NASA...


July 14, 2010  4:29 PM

IT consolidation for business innovation

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I’ve been touching base with IT folks and analysts lately to get a feel for the projects people are working on these days, and the phrases that keep coming up are IT consolidation, modernization and innovation. A senior network administrator with a national hospice care provider is working on...


July 8, 2010  6:28 PM

Is mobile video conferencing worth considering in the midmarket?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

You share, collaborate and inform via email, phone, instant message and more -- all because face-to-face time can be difficult to pull off in our increasingly busy schedules. And while some organizations have video conferencing capabilities to bring remote workers and office dwellers together,...


July 8, 2010  5:57 PM

Think lean before you start agile projects

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

In the past few weeks I’ve been writing about agile projects, Scrum vs. waterfall or using the two project approaches together, and a theme that keeps coming up when I talk to project managers is cutting...


July 1, 2010  7:20 PM

Slowly phasing out ITIL V2 Foundation, starting with certifications

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Those looking to be certified in ITIL V2 Foundation have missed their chance: As of July 1, the V2 Foundation recertification is no longer offered, as the Office of Government Commerce slowly withdraws ITIL V2 in favor of...


July 1, 2010  6:49 PM

Finding an endpoint for agile projects

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

One of the 12 principles of agile projects is that agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely, according to...


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