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July 5, 2011  4:30 PM

SDaaS – Introducing a new layer to the cloud computing model

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing, cloud computing models, cloud development platforms, Cloud Services, SDaaS, Software development, Software Development as a Service, Software Development in the Cloud

Question: I am confused about the Microsoft Azure cloud offering, is it a PaaS as Microsoft says, or a set of cloud based software development tools?

A recent presentation I saw about Microsoft's Azure cloud service claims...

September 3, 2009  4:00 PM

Agile – The next big thing?

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Agile Methodologies, Business Value, IT Innovation, Scrum, Software development

Question:  What is behind claims that agile methodologies can increase software development productivity 10-100 times over traditional approaches?  Is this for real? I just spent a week with a wildly enthusiastic international crowd of 1400 agilists...

June 8, 2009  12:00 PM

The Buy/Build Software Decision: Still With Us After All These Years.

Posted by: ITKE
COTS, point of sale systems, retail Information technology, Software development

Question:  I am thinking of implementing a new point of sale system for my retail operation.  I have been using a 20 year old homegrown system.  What is the current thinking on the relative merits of buying a COTS (Commercial off the Shelf) system as opposed to building a custom...


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