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Doing more with less – IT and the Economy

May 7, 2009

For many IT departments, 2009 is turning out to be the year they’re doing more with less. At more, with a lot less. With a lot more uncertainty. I believe that there’s going to be more pressure on organizations and on IT organizations than we’ve ever seen.

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Using SOA to Create Better Compliance

February 18, 2009

Okay, okay, so SOA isn’t easy. And no one (well, perhaps auditors, governments or shareholders) like compliance. But good compliance can make SOA easier to implement–at least that the gist of Jaimin Patel’s article in Computer Technology Review. Patel, director of business development at WebLayers, a company that focuses on automating SOA, Mainframe and SDLC […]

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Rational Decision Making

February 9, 2009

In his blog, The IT Governance Evangelist Steve Romero from CA brings up a great point about decision-making. From his perspective, decision making is the heart and soul of IT governance. “What decisions are made, who makes them, and how, are the essence of Governance.” And now that the economy is significantly tougher than it’s […]

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Find SOA Success With SOA Registries

September 18, 2008

No matter what I do, I never seem to be able to create an effective filing system for myself. Whether I’m reading a book, surfing the Web, or browsing the newspaper, I’m constantly coming across items of interest that I’d love to be able to file away and reference again in the future. Problem is, […]

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Secrets of SOA Standardization Success

September 11, 2008

In general, it’s hard to get things right. Well, maybe not hard, but it definitely takes more work (or at least more focus) to do just about anything right. Unless you have superhuman abilities, like Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps — but I guess it’s taken even him a huge amount of work to win all […]

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Maximizing User Experience and Perfomance

August 21, 2008

What’s happening? Unfortunately, that’s a question I ask (well, okay, I think it) a few times a week as my laptop seems to go into “zombie mode” — some background service or process suddenly decides it needs to jack up its CPU usage, and I’m left sitting and twiddling my thumbs waiting for a simple […]

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The Next Steps for SaaS

July 30, 2008

A few months ago, I wrote about some of the variations that organizations should consider when it comes to thinking about software-as-a-service (SaaS). Traditionally, many organizations have thought about software-as-a-service as something that allows organizations to simply connect to a network (or “cloud”) and access data, applications or services dynamically and remotely. Want to learn […]

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Best Practices for Business Intelligence

July 14, 2008

Sometimes thought control isn’t such a bad idea. And by thought control, I don’t simply mean a “big brother,” Apple computer, 1984-type situation, but a situation where people’s thoughts are influenced (yes, I guess that’s a nicer word) by certain knowledge. Influenced (perhaps educated) so that they have the information to make better decisions and […]

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BI as a Boon to Business: Now More Than Ever

June 30, 2008

When times are good, it’s easy to let things slide a bit. For example, last year was a good year for me — my family was healthy, I had steady work, and things were good financially. I didn’t have to worry too much about the day-to-day details of what I was doing — everything was […]

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Doing Risk Management Right

April 21, 2008

There are some things that I don’t want to end – a great book, an exciting movie, a nice bottle of wine. But there are other things that I would prefer that never came up-dental emergencies, gutter cleaning and answering telemarketing calls. Neither of those lists is exhaustive, and I’m sure you have your own […]

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