Articles By Robert Fabian

DSDM method gets around the Uncertainty Principle

DSDM method gets around the Uncertainty Principle

There really is an Uncertainty Principle for IT systems. Uncertainty arises from the fact that users will not know what...

October 13th, 2005 Robert Fabian
Grads must grasp need for non-technical know-how

Grads must grasp need for non-technical know-how

Recent computer graduates enter the workforce with credentials which attest to their technical knowledge. Graduates of one- and two-year programs...

September 15th, 2005 Robert Fabian

The software world is changing. Different skills are required. Different opportunities are now available for software professionals. To get a...

August 18th, 2005 Robert Fabian
IT consulting game gets a brand new rule book

IT consulting game gets a brand new rule book

Back when I first began to provide IT consulting, it was considered unprofessional, if not immoral, to undertake assignments where...

July 21st, 2005 Robert Fabian
No place for crisis-style thinking in utility world

No place for crisis-style thinking in utility world

As the new century unfolds, it is becoming increasingly clear that IT will be expected to deliver reliable, dependable and...

June 23rd, 2005 Robert Fabian
CobiT: it

CobiT: it

The Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (CobiT) best practices standard is the responsibility of the IT Governance Institute,...

May 26th, 2005 Robert Fabian
Standards may stifle innovation in the workplace

Standards may stifle innovation in the workplace

It took the standardized accounting profession decades to find an acceptable way to deal with inflation. Meanwhile, the regulated medical...

April 14th, 2005 Robert Fabian
Where did all the exciting IT jobs go?

Where did all the exciting IT jobs go?

It wasn’t too long ago that people considered IT an exciting career choice. How times have changed. There is significant...

March 17th, 2005 Robert Fabian
Open source has arrived

Open source has arrived

Early software programs, as open source advocates like to remind us, were free. But were only operable on the machines...

December 19th, 2004 Robert Fabian
Digital is here to stay

Digital is here to stay

Back in the early days, computers were put in glass rooms so people could actually see them in operation. Tapes...

November 25th, 2004 Robert Fabian