Things have dramatically changed over the past few years in the way we do business and achieve projects. Today, coworkers do not need to be in the same office to work together. What was unthinkable yesterday is now something everyone is used to. Project management is nothing but planning, organizing and managing the resources. But…

Solar Energy Can Help You Combat The Recession

The world is in turmoil. The financial markets have crashed, and businesses are finding it hard to make ends meet. You may have noticed yourself that your bank account is feeling dryer slightly, and you’ve probably had to cut down on a few luxuries. The economy is in an extremely fragile state meaning energy isn’t…

Benefits Of NBN Satellite For Remote Areas Of Australia

Increasingly people turn to the Internet for all kinds of reasons whether it’s to communicate with friends and work colleagues, for information and advice, to shop, or to pay bills and chat with people all over the world. Now a normal part of most people’s daily lives it is a technology we feel lost without…

Kevin Jones recently made the provocative proposal that some companies should consider dissolving IT altogether and disseminating its functions into their business units. Mark Thiele countered with the observation that, without addressing IT’s underlying ills, decentralization might just spread the disease. So what are we to do? Should we throw out the baby with the…

IT is in crisis. We’ve become the Department of No, of Slow, of Expensive, of Inadequate, of Misaligned. We’re told we need to drive innovation, to become more service-oriented, to cut costs and improve quality and increase agility all at once. I believe that this crisis goes beyond just how we do things. It touches…

Twitter is an incredibly sloppy medium. If you follow more than a small number of people, there’s no way you can keep up with everyone’s tweets. You wake up in the morning and you’re 500 tweets behind. If you take the time to try to read them all, you’re 100 behind again by the time…

Yesterday I had a twitter exchange with John Allspaw about the subtlety, and consequently the difficulty of adoption, of the complex-systems view of failure. That afternoon I read James Urquhart’s excellent post about DevOps and Anti-Fragility. By the end of the day, I was more convinced than ever that IT managers and engineers should study…

Numerous blogs have described how Barack Obama’s IT team dramatically outperformed Romney’s team during the 2012 Presidential election. Obama’s team delivered greater quality, better functionality, and superior results for the campaign at significantly lower cost. They did it using cutting-edge tools and techniques such as public cloud computing, DevOps, gameday testing, and open source. The…

Yesterday Instagram introduced new Terms of Service that quickly set the Twitterverse on fire. People felt that the company was adopting a manipulative, disrespectful attitude towards the vendor-customer relationship. Some questioned whether the announcement was Instagram’s “suicide note.” National Geographic threatened to close their account. What happened? Instagram forgot that they’re in the service business,…