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August 25, 2008  12:31 PM

Information Overload



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business process automation, Information overload, IT Management, Small Business Computing, Software application development

Information overload is a topic which has seen enough blog and article time to provide a generous amount of information overload on its own!  As an example, I searched Google for the term "information overload" and it returned the first 10 of approximately 2,160,000 "hits" (...but who's counting?...

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...


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...


July 10, 2008  9:00 AM

Is this Green IT?



Posted by: SJC
Green IT, IT Management

I must be getting cynical in my old age -- or maybe just cynical when it comes to marketing!  Either way, I just have to say something about the advertisement I recently saw saying to "Make Your Company Greener" by hosting your server with them.  Actually the idea is very catchy (Hey -- it caught...


July 9, 2008  7:50 AM

Information Silos and Other Images



Posted by: SJC
Business Intelligence, IT Management, Reporting

Images of the "Information Silo", the "Data Warehouse", "Data Management" and "Business Intelligence" could undoubtedly conjur up humorous images for the graphically or artistically endowed technologist.  Traveling through farmland as I often do, I often see the farm silos and chuckle to myself...


July 8, 2008  11:51 AM

User Innovation



Posted by: SJC
IT Management, Software Quality, Software testing

A recent post by fellow ITKE blogger John Wilder entitled "Sparking Innovation" caught my eye this morning and I just have to comment. His statement that "...I trust my users to come up with...


July 7, 2008  7:16 PM

Beta Testing – Not for Everybody



Posted by: SJC
Beta Testing, Business Application Value, IT Management, Software Quality, Software testing

It's like the stock market - it can be risky - it can be frustrating and downright annoying - and it can be rewarding.  I've always liked participating in beta testing of products which I find of value, or as has happend to me before, in a product that I had to use - but (let's just say to be...


June 30, 2008  6:47 PM

On the way to Green IT



Posted by: SJC
Green IT, IT Management, Virtualization

Green IT -- you've read and heard a lot about it recently.  Green (whatever) is the color of the day, week - indeed future. However, I can't help but think about all the trees we were going to save by having our computers do all the work for us, and then present results without paper! ...


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