The Day of Droid…

“Today is the day, Judah.” (Messala)
“Yes, today is the day.”  (Judah Ben-Hur)
(Just before the climactic chariot race in the 1959 film classic, “Ben Hur”)
6 November, 2009.  D-Day.  Well, maybe not that dramatic, but pretty close.  Today is the day that the Droid phone will be widely available on the Verizon network.  For those who have […]

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Software Configuration Management Part II – Branching strategies

BRANCHING STRATEGIES
A sophisticated branching strategy can yield significant improvements
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The function of a branching strategy has several functional goals : Create better software (fewer bugs); deliver software faster; allow for flexible (agile?) deployments, where an intelligent choice can be made as to which features are released, giving you the ability to do time-based releases with a […]

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Application Portfolio Rationalization – Prioritize don’t Architect!

A common misconception is that application rationalization and optimization will somehow unlock the mysteries of your future IT architecture. Many believe that by analyzing the patterns in your technical architecture, assessing your teams’ skill-sets, and reading the tea leaves of future technology trends you can boldly stand up and say “we will be an SOA […]

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Introducing The Collaboration Center of Excellence

Collaboration can be framed in terms of how it impacts People, Business Processes and Organizational Knowledge. Processes address the methods, applications and rules which define and govern how work gets done. For example, order fulfillment, new account development, employee on boarding, web site publishing, product development, etc. Knowledge and knowledge management refers to the development […]

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Best Practices in The Real World: Square Peg/Round Hole?

In any collaborative platform implementation, SharePoint notwithstanding, there are different approaches to do different things. How does one install the tool within the current Enterprise’s environment? How does one configure the tool to meet the business need? Questions like these can be answered in many different ways. It is from these different approaches that Best […]

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