‘Hi, I’m from IT…’

In far too many organizations, walking into a meeting where no one knows you and saying "Hi, I'm from IT..." doesn't exactly make friends. Oh, if something's broken, and you're there to fix

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Bruce Stewart

Time to ask what IT’s purpose is in your organization

It's too easy for all of us to get lost in the latest announcements of new services, new products, and new "starts" on architecture (from single machines through client/server to clouds and an

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Bruce Stewart

A word of help for software developers

Arguably there's one essential piece of software in most organizations: A word processor. It's used for letters, reports, invoices, faxes and, by reporters who write the words you're reading. Ironically enough, it's also

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Avoid these 12 programming mistakes

A car magazine once declared that a car has "character" if it takes 15 minutes to explain its idiosyncrasies before it can be loaned to a friend. By that standard, every piece of

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Peter Wayner

Amazon readies launch of Android Market competitor

Amazon is preparing to open an Android app store to compete with Google's Android Market, and has launched a beta portal where developers can submit applications for Android-based smart phones, according to a company

Published on: January 5th, 2011 Mikael Ricknas

How to co-exist with the cloud

The next 12 months will be an important time for many IT managers and professionals looking to solidify their future careers in the industry, according to Info-Tech Research Group Ltd.The London, Ont.-based consultancy

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Rafael Ruffolo

AccuRev offers glossary of agile development terms

AccuRev has released a glossary of terms for agile software development, intending to accelerate the adoption of agile practices in enterprises.Available last week, the Agile Software Development Glossary features definitions of terms like

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Paul Krill

Battle for developers to heat up at Mobile World Congress

Nokia Corp., Microsoft Corp. and the operator-led Wholesale Applications Community have been added to the App Planet developer conference roster, which will take place during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, the

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Mikael Ricknas

Microsoft details Silverlight upgrade plans

Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application platform, which has been the subject of speculation lately about its future, will get a refresh next year when the company releases Silverlight 5.The upgrade will feature such

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Paul Krill