How to manage a project

The essentials of project management in under 500 words

5 key things you should know about computer security

Computer security does not come easily.  It requires awareness of the ways in which computers and data are compromised.  To guard against loss, there are 5 key things you should know. 1.   Anti-virus programs are essential, but they’re not enough. Anti-virus programs will not keep you safe from all attacks.   They are good for blocking […]

Hacked By Shade

The perennial problem of data storage and data access has a number of new aspects since cloud computing has come along. This article is a review of some of your data storage and access choices.

Software Development – not by PERT alone

Software is abstract, invisible and runs at extreme speeds, so the people who are good at building it have to possess a particular talent at visualization and a willingness to use complex tools. When software developers become project managers (PMs), they tend to rely on software tools. But simply having good tools will not make your project succeed. Software development projects frequently fail to produce results that the customer or end-user wants. Why?

No silver bullet

Software is in everything and we and our businesses depend on it more and more. Yet Software Quality is not rising, so we have rising numbers of failure incidents and out-of-control costs in maintaining software. What should you do about it?

Avoiding mishaps with Data in the Cloud

What might happen to your data while it is in the cloud? In the last article, we discussed why you might want to have software and data in the cloud. In this article, I list 9 things you can do to keep your data safe

My data in the cloud?

“The Cloud” refers to computers, storage and software connected to the Internet and accessible via the World Wide Web. The first question you may have about the cloud is whether your data is safe there.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

“Bring your own device” (BYOD) is the latest watchword in corporate IT. For mid-sized companies and organizations, how should we think about mobile Apps? Are we ready to embrace them?

When you need IT advice

When you ask for advice from an IT specialist, often the response is too technical, too closely tied to a commercial product, or simply off the mark because the underlying problems are management problems. Who can you turn to for useful and practical advice?

Eliminate your IT department?

Cloud-based services are transforming business IT in major ways. What does this mean for structure and mission of the enterprise’s IT department? Is there anything left that can’t be done by the cloud and by cloud service vendors?