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February 9, 2009  11:36 AM

The IT Worker Telecommuting



Posted by: SJC
Consulting, IT careers, IT Management, self employment, Telecommuting, work-life balance

Somehow or another in spite of my best efforts to escape computer-speak when I'm not actively at work :-) it seems that even my personal "life" is laced with computer and IT geeks.  Of course, as I've blogged about previously, I don't really try to separate my "life" into a "work-life" and...

January 31, 2009  10:12 PM

Data Normalization – Know Your Data



Posted by: SJC
BI, Business Intelligence, custom application development, Database Design, database normalization, Database reporting

A post here in these ITKnowledgeExchange blogs that recently caught my eye was this one written by Stephen Harris entitled "Data Challenges Can be Solved With Business...

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January 27, 2009  6:58 PM

Reporting, Reporting, Reporting



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Custom Application Reporting, Database reporting, IT Management, Report Design

My subject for this post - Reporting! (Perhaps you guessed! :-) ) A few days ago I posted about "Green IT" and reporting methods and considerations to utilize less "paper".  My post today regarding reporting is simply this -- I posit that it is reporting which provides the greatest value of any...


January 22, 2009  5:00 PM

Application Design for Green Reporting



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Database reporting, Green IT, Report Design

Perhaps the phrase "Green IT" and various variations of same is over-used, however I suspect that its prevalence does cause us to think "green", even if we're sick of doing so.  When I chose "Application Design for Green Reporting" perhaps you wondered why I might have chosen such a title.  Good...


December 15, 2008  11:44 AM

End of Year Squeeze



Posted by: SJC
IT Business, IT careers, work-life balance

I've never really established what phenomenon is at work come December but it seems that throughout my time as a software developer and IT manager, December has always been a particularly busy month.  This December has been no exception, although not all of the "busy-ness" has been due to...


November 29, 2008  12:50 PM

Not Fun? Why Do IT?



Posted by: SJC
Independent software developer, IT careers, IT Management, work-life balance

While doing some cleanup yesterday I ran across my "spare" bumper sticker which I purchased at a Ben & Jerry's a few summers ago.  At the time I purchased 2 of the stickers because I loved the message so much - 1 for the car I was driving then, and 1 for my next car.  The time has come - next...


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...


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...


July 30, 2008  2:00 PM

Top 5 Reasons I Hate IT



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

After what seemed like a sleepless night I woke up in early morning thinking about my reasons for being involved in IT and what it means to me.  As with so many professions, I have discovered I have a "love / hate" relationship with IT.  Heres my top 5 list of why I hate...


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