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October 30, 2008  6:14 PM

Software Training



Posted by: SJC
IT Education, IT Management

I recently read an interesting article entitled "Testing training: Disturbing Behaviors of Students".  It's author started the article...

October 22, 2008  7:58 PM

IT and the Business Student



Posted by: SJC
IT Business, IT careers, IT Education, IT Management

I had an experience this week!  It was one of those unplanned "moments" where it seems that the universe aligns and presents an opportunity for the taking.  This is the story of an experience involving a grand-daughter (student) and a "grampy" (IT blogger).  You might guess the personalities...


October 17, 2008  11:30 AM

Application Trust — Who do you trust?



Posted by: SJC
IT Management, Security, Windows Security

As some new system or network need comes up either for myself, or for a client, I may find myself searching the internet for something to fill that need.  Obviously this must be done with care and more than a bit of due diligence.  There are in fact many excellent resources available from the...


October 15, 2008  2:33 PM

Managing Application Expectations



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, IT Management, Software Quality

I remember the statement made by the president of a software company vendor of mine in a meeting some years ago as if it were yesterday.  The comment, made to a salesperson of his also in the meeting, was this -- "See, it's all about managing expectations.  We have to do a better job of managing...


October 7, 2008  6:00 AM

Software Development Project Closure Thoughts



Posted by: SJC
CIO, IT Management, Software Quality, Software testing, User Experience

Back in mid June I was interviewed by a freelance writer working on an article about software development project closure.  It was an interesting topic to me, and one which I have honestly never really stopped to think about.  While I've blogged often about my thoughts regarding user input,...


October 6, 2008  3:13 PM

Maintenance vs New Design



Posted by: SJC
Application design, IT administration, IT Management, Software maintenance

My previous post made reference once again to the human interface design of an application and application speed considerations. As a follow-up to that post, I find myself thinking once again about a few of the issues which I have previously posted about code maintenance and new design. "


September 25, 2008  1:00 AM

New Applications – Taking the First Step



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business Application Value, Business process automation, IT Management, Small Business, Social Networking, Software application development

Social networking in business has been receiving quite a bit of press lately with many differing views on just what should or should not be allowed, or how to use various social networking tools now available.  I ran into an interesting read in an article "


August 25, 2008  12:31 PM

Information Overload



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business process automation, Information overload, IT Management, Small Business Computing, Software application development

Information overload is a topic which has seen enough blog and article time to provide a generous amount of information overload on its own!  As an example, I searched Google for the term "information overload" and it returned the first 10 of approximately 2,160,000 "hits" (...but who's counting?...


August 4, 2008  11:14 AM

Girls, Technology and Career Paths



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT careers, IT Management

Once again I have found myself drawn to an article dealing with "girls", technology and careers.  The article in question, "Girl Power! Summer camp grooms tomorrow's...

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July 30, 2008  5:00 PM

Top 5 Characteristics of an effective IT professional



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT careers, IT Management

Staying with my recent top 5 theme  here is my list of most desireable characteristics for an effective IT professional:

  1. Patience, patience and more patience - IT can be stressful, fun, challenging and a whole lot of other things!  Having an overflowing...


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