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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...

April 25, 2008  5:42 PM

The Buy, Build or Ignore Decision



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database, Database application, Small Business Computing, Software application development

A recent visit to a doctor's office this week channeled my thinking once again toward the simple applications that can save time in any environment.  As I was checking in at the registration desk, it was noted that they did not have the latest copy of my insurance card.  I gave the receptionist...


March 24, 2008  12:48 PM

Spending the Day with Microsoft



Posted by: SJC
Database, Database application, Development, Software application development, Software testing, SQL Server, Virtualization

Last week I had the opportunity to spend the day with Microsoft at their Heroes happen {here} Microsoft 2008 Launch Wave in Boston.  Evidence of Microsoft's commitment to virtualization were plentiful.  Many of the demonstrations they provided, clearly were accessing virtualized machines. ...


March 12, 2008  6:49 PM

Measuring Application Value – Step 2



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database application, Development, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software Quality

In my previous post on measuring application value, I stated that the first place to look in establishing application value, is to complete application requirements definition.  Once you have clearly defined what the application is to consist of, and what value you expect the application to...


February 13, 2008  4:11 PM

How to Measure Application Value – Step 1



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database application, Database application front-end programming, Development, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software Quality

Since my living is earned through providing organizations with software application value this topic is one of great interest to me.  I've also stated regularly in this blog that I normally am dealing with small business.  In many cases when it comes to establishing the value of an application my...


February 12, 2008  9:34 PM

How to Measure Application Value – Part 1



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Database, Database application, Database application front-end programming, Development, Reporting, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software Quality

When it comes to applications and the buy, build or ignore decision, one of the first considerations must be to find an answer to the question of what value the application is expected to bring forth.  That sounds simple enough, but how exactly does one measure the multiple values which any...


February 7, 2008  12:17 PM

Applications, the Business and the Processes



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Database, Database application, Database application front-end programming, Database reporting, Development, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software Quality

Reading Bob Lewis's most recent article in KJR set my head spinning with thoughts of a commoditized IT similar to that of an electric company.  What Bob Lewis refers to in his article is a recent book entitled The Big Switch: Rewiring the World,...


January 28, 2008  12:55 PM

Development Humor as Thought Provoking Material



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Database, Database application, Development, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality

While reading through one of the Visual Dataflex newsgroup posts last week I stumbled upon an exchange where some developers were talking about their preference to keep their machines "clean", as in not installing programs which are not going to be used, but for one reason or another get "added" --...


January 14, 2008  3:45 PM

Software Development Using Multiple Environments



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Database, Database application, Database application front-end programming, Database reporting, Software application development

I have used the Basic, ASP, Java, Progress 4GL and DataFlex languages to some degree within the past week.  (...as well as operating system specific programs which are another form of programming).  Each of these were used with different tools for different applications.  For Each (...there I...


January 10, 2008  1:47 PM

Web 2.0 Applications – Ending Desktop Clients?



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

There is much in the tech press today about Web 2.0 applications, and although the term is used very loosely, and seems to be loosely defined, there are those who seem to think that the days of the desktop client are numbered!  My question is -- what number?  My answer to the question would have...


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