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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 "...it 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
CIO

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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