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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 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  2:58 PM

2009 Delivered — Now What?

Posted by: SJC
CIO, IT Management

Here we are at the start of a New Year and by all accounts and most crystal balls we can look forward to another year of challenges. Actually though, it may not be a year much different than any other in that there are always challenges with IT technology.  We have much to look forward to -- I...

December 31, 2008  2:36 AM

The “Paperless” Office — Myth or Real Possibility?

Posted by: SJC
Green IT, IT Management, paperless office

Let's face it -- paper is not going away!  The "Paperless" office is a myth!  However, what is a real possibility is the office with "less paper" -- and there are many indications that it is happening.  I just can't imagine a time when managers that I've worked with will not want their "hard...

December 30, 2008  10:39 PM

Observations from my 2009 Crystal Ball

Posted by: SJC
IT Business, IT Management, IT Skills

I figure I might as well join the ranks of the forecasters for the upcoming year -- heck, what good is a New Year if not to look ahead at what might be?  My 2009 crystal ball is multi-colored and multi-dimensional, pointing to the need for IT talent with a wide range of skills.  Given the...

December 29, 2008  3:00 PM

Accelerated ERP Implementation Risks

Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business process automation, ERP, Implementation Planning, IT administration, IT Management

To this day (...and possibly forever) I remember August 1, 1999 not with fond memories, but rather with a complex set of emotions which begin a churning upset in my stomach.  The day was, without a doubt, one of the most memorable days of my life for its stress level.  It was the perfect example...

December 29, 2008  11:20 AM

Power and Dollar Savings for IT

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

Green IT -- the very name for me conjurs up images of a lush field in Vermont on a sunny day -- the air is clear and clean -- just a beautiful sight!  Then from there my images go to the "long green" currencies which I've had in my hand, and surely the saving of the "long green" speaks loud and...

December 17, 2008  10:58 PM

The Danger of Over Simplication

Posted by: SJC
Application design, Human Interface Design, IT Management, Software maintenance

How many times have you heard "I have an easy request for you..." from either users or the non-technical manager with no concept of what it takes to create an integrated software application?  Most of us that have been up and down the development block have experienced this I'm sure, and also...

November 29, 2008  3:22 PM

Buried in Paper

Posted by: SJC
document management, IT Management, work-life balance

I seem to go through this on a regular basis -- feeling as though I am buried in paper.  Even though I am an independent software development consultant by trade, in trying to keep up with various requirements for accounting, tech articles which apply to my professional needs or personal items...

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...

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