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July 30, 2008  1:06 PM

Top 5 Reasons I Love IT



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

I love my work!  I have always loved my work, although it hasn't always been in IT.  When I came into IT it was with a wealth of experience in business and entrepreneurship, with successes as well as failures.  Here is my list of the top 5 reasons I love IT!

  1. It is constantly...

June 30, 2008  2:19 AM

Work-Life Balance – No Measure of Cost



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

An article which recently caught my eye entitled "5 signs your people don't have work-life balance" triggered my interest once again in blogging about this topic.  (


June 27, 2008  11:30 AM

Developer, Business Consultant or Detective?



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, IT careers, Small Business Computing

I wrote a couple of days ago about how I thought that we independent developers had to be partially detective, and indeed not just developers, but pretty much in any IT position that we may hold.  My last post really was somewhat of an example where the developer was acting more like a business...


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...


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 4, 2008  8:17 PM

Quick Thoughts on Application Value



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

Experience a major meltdown of your workstation and I suspect the value of various applications will come to mind VERY quickly! There is nothing like going without your favorite applications, or your workhorse applications for a few days to develop a significant appreciation for application value....


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" --...


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