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June, 2008


June 28, 2008  9:58 PM

Gates last day; Microsoft sees an evolution

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Nice piece June 27, 2008 in The New York Times. Excerpt below (

June 28, 2008  8:24 PM

A quick, easy, fun and free way to transfer knowledge or deliver departmental training

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You may be interested in a quick, easy, fun and free way to transfer knowledge to Business or Functional Analysts, or for the delivery of end-user...


June 28, 2008  6:49 PM

Embedding to increase accuracy (Socialcalc)

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Let’s say you want to increase accuracy. Well a technology developed by a guy associated with the open source movement may help you to do so (e.g., by 80%). Cutting down on passing files around, maintaining a means of...


June 23, 2008  12:08 PM

The elements of style for IT

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Q: By 2020 will there be an “Elements of Style" for IT and what might the deliverable resemble? A: Time will tell however perhaps it will be a bit like


June 23, 2008  10:26 AM

Proactively preparing for Enterprise 2.0 and evolution of computing to follow

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As computing draws ever closer to the masses, and as the Internet’s population draws ever closer to the world’s population, interesting challenges that search engine providers and others continually work on will be related to data and information (e.g., volume,...


June 23, 2008  9:23 AM

HP, and embedded de-duplication

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Sharing awareness: This week HP formally launches data dedupe products (including for the enterprise data center, HP sources Sepaton, embedding its DeltaStor post-process deduplication software into its HP virtual library systems). Full story on...


June 22, 2008  9:17 PM

Embedded compliance, embedded efficiency, embedded value

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Imagine compliance (e.g., relative to a potential host of regulations, frameworks, standards, capability maturity models and so on) embedded within your integrated enterprise suite which inherently includes the mapping of business processes, to requirements, to automated test cases and...


June 22, 2008  7:48 PM

People, Tools, Code… computing closer to the masses

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This book states "Computing is slowly coming closer and closer to the masses". With current PeopleTools has the pace picked up, or...


June 19, 2008  3:35 PM

Search chief officers and IT Pros, for what out of the box can really mean

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Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer, recently wrote on SearchCIO.com that the “future of business is information technology”, she also wrote that it was fun to hear Susan Cramm, the former CIO of Taco Bell turned "leadership coach," tell a ballroomful of CIOs that...


June 18, 2008  3:24 PM

Discovery Day

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While Discovery Day does not refer to the space shuttle (e.g., such as when very recently Discovery completed NASA's 123rd shuttle mission), it does relate to exploring and a historic landing... on June 24 the...


June 13, 2008  8:00 PM

Yahoo! – Google Announcement

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Will Yahoo! and Google increasingly work together? Would interesting developments in software quality inherently evolve as a result? Here is the announcement in case you somehow missed it.


June 13, 2008  5:05 PM

IP3, do you know what it is?

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International Professional Practice Partnership 

Stay aware and involved; the principle inherent quality is you. Click here for an update. This post takes no credit simply...


June 13, 2008  3:30 PM

Management as an enabler

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Exploring the Word of the Day, you may find it interesting to read that Management is not about controlling human behavior; rather instead it is about unleashing possibility.


June 4, 2008  11:30 PM

Congrats Newfoundland on your first Stanley Cup

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I was watching the game on the big screen at one of the campuses of the College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland tonight. This is just a quick post from a Nova Scotian to say congrats to Cleary and all Newfoundlanders....


June 2, 2008  5:32 PM

Skills Framework for the Information Age

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The skills framework information below was contained within a 5/30/2008 email to CIPS members from the Chair of the Canadian Council of Information Technology Professionals. For information about the Information Systems Professional designation, or the new Canadian IT Profession designation,...


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