By Charlie Bess on March 31, 2015
Yesterday, I had a long discussion with Stephen Heffner the creator of XTRAN (and president of XTRAN, LLC). XTRAN is a meta transformation tool that excels at automating software work – sorry that is the best description I could come up for a tool that can create solutions to analyze and translate between software languages, data […]
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By Merv Adrian on January 3, 2013
I had an inquiry from a client using packaged software for a business system that is built on a proprietary, non-relational datastore (in this case an object-oriented DBMS.) They have an older version of the product – having “failed” with a recent upgrade attempt. The client contacted me to ask about ways to integrate this OODBMS-based […]
By Sig Rinde on October 30, 2012
Humanity has developed by leap and bounds – when we learned to fish the new ample source of protein increased the human chance of survival and forwarded our development, we became smarter and stronger over time. With fire we started…
By Phil Wainewright on September 12, 2011
The cloud means that business people have to care more than ever about application development. But not old-style app dev — there’s a new game in town, called DevOps. While I say ‘new’ it’s been around for a couple of years in the cloud computing arena (I was introduced to it a while back by […]
By Michael Krigsman on April 21, 2011
New research describes a highly negative situation in which most survey respondents expect their projects to fail before even starting!
By Michael Krigsman on February 22, 2011
Change management and poor communications among stakeholder groups on IT projects is a key contributor to failure. Follows these ideas to solve the problem.
By Michael Krigsman on January 31, 2011
Failure is an essential step towards excellence — here’s why.
By Michael Krigsman on January 27, 2011
Project participants often hope for success but are too scared to take positive action.
By Michael Krigsman on January 10, 2011
A CIO explains the importance of defining business requirements as a prerequisite for IT success.
By Brian Sommer on October 27, 2010
Big changes are coming to IT departments and IT professionals. Cloud solutions, mobile applications and support for an interconnected workforce will require very different skill sets for IT.