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Bob Cancilla
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What will you do if IBM pulls your plug?

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See about a new major hack do to user stupidity.

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Cloud Computing -- Buyer beware!
I am a huge advocate of cloud computing.  I've spent over 45 years managing IT organizations and have been responsible for equipment as well as application development.  I have agonized over hardware budgets, capacity forecasts, and performance analysis.  I...

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Can you afford to have an in-house IT development staff?
I was going to start this post by listing dozens of technologies that are in common use today by many IT organizations and software development companies.  I've been in the IT industry for close to 50 years and have seen literally hundreds of technologies c...

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Agile Development for Your Business?
Agile Development and Your Business Have your IT people been pushing you to get rid of that bad old waterfall project methodology where projects and objectives are clearly defined before you begin to do development?  Then the developers get to figure out wh...

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What is happening to IT today?
Something is radically wrong with IT today!   Spending ranges between 3.2% for enterprises
with revenue over $2 Billion in revenue to as much as 6.9% for organizations
with revenue under $50 million [1] .   Not too long ago IT costs were at a firm 1%
of rev...

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Loss of a Hero
I just found out today that Ed Yourdon passed away on January 20, 2016.  This is a major loss to the IT community.  Ed made a huge difference and revolutionized programming as we know it today.  Modern frameworks, architectures, etc. all have their origins ...

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What happened to IT?
I've been in this business a very long time (over 40 years).  When I started our objective was to help our company or client improve their business processes, leveraging the power of "modern" computer technology. My first corporate job was as a Sr Systems A...

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What Happened to Enterprise Systems Architecture?
I spent many years designing and implementing enterprise systems.  On two separate occasions I had the privilege of leading the design of enterprise wide systems for two major Fortune 100 insurance companies.  In one case we moved from a collection of batch...

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The Internet is Getting Slower
I heard this headline on my 11pm local TV news last night and figured I better do some checking to see what was going on.  Well it seems that they were right.  As of yesterday, the FCC ruled in favor (a 3 - 2 vote along political lines) of Obama's "Net Neut...
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