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June 20, 2008  2:51 AM

The Technology Career – Demands and Observations

Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT careers, IT Management, work-life balance

I read with dismay and a good deal of reflection a recent article entitled "Why women quit Technology Careers" and comments posted to the...

May 30, 2008  2:42 AM

Developer Responsibility, Ethics and Attitude

Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, IT administration, IT Management

I have heard too many stories in my years as a developer, of clients being taken advantage of by either inept developers or downright unethical schemes used to enrich the pockets of the developer.  I remember being shocked when a developer I met with talked about his clients only in the sense of...

May 29, 2008  2:04 AM

The Half-Life of New Technology

Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database application, IT Management, Software application development, Software Quality

The concept of half-life has always intrigued me, particularly so when I was introduced to the idea of the half-life of material possessions.  Wikipedia states "The half-life of a quantity whose value decreases with time is the interval required for the quantity to decay to half of its original...

May 26, 2008  1:24 AM

Holiday Weekend Work and the Independent Developer

Posted by: SJC
Development, IT administration, Small Business Computing, Software testing

It seems I've often found myself in the position where a project I was working on required a concentrated effort on my part during a holiday weekend, and this Memorial Day weekend is no exception for me.  A long weekend is actually a time when I really do prefer to work with...

May 12, 2008  8:42 PM

Thoughts on the Career Software Developer and IT

Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT Management, Software application development, Software Quality

Ron Richards in his post "The career software developer..." alludes to the observation that " is not surprising to discover that there are more people scoping, managing, testing and supporting the work of software developers than there are software developers."  I would have to say that I...

May 7, 2008  12:03 PM

Technology Sales Styles

Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, IT Management, Small Business Computing, Software application development

A recent article that I saw in a Computerworld email caught my eye and my interest.  The article "The six most infuriating tech sales styles" had me salivating at the...

October 18, 2007  1:35 PM

Application Software Redesign – When is it time?

Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, CIO, Database application, Database application front-end programming

When is it time to look at an application software redesign?  A comment made to my post yesterday really hit a home run with me.  For one thing, I found once again that there are others who seem to think along the same lines as I do -- always a nice feeling I find!  It was LadyRatri's comment...

October 17, 2007  6:34 PM

Small Business Custom Software Development – Always a Challenge

Posted by: SJC
CIO, Database application, Database application front-end programming

Let's face it - custom software development for a small business is no less work than for a larger operation.  Assuming what is being developed is truly multi-user, perhaps the front-end for a database, or even multiple databases, the same issues have to be addressed.  It is always a challenge...

October 11, 2007  10:52 AM

How’s Your “Vista”?

Posted by: SJC
CIO, Software Quality

My work morning started with a big grin as I read a Computerworld article titled "Mother's ire puts Ballmer on defense over Vista"!  It seems an analyst and mother of a 13 year old was interviewing Ballmer at the ITxpo...

October 6, 2007  3:18 PM

Making the Best of a Situation

Posted by: SJC

Last Thursday I found myself off on a journey to the unfamiliar for me by attending the Microsoft "You're In Control" Launch in Boston.  My decision to attend was based upon the fact that I can honestly say that I've never gone to an event where there would be other IT people and not gained...

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