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Technology, Applications

Technical Debt

Technical Debt is nothing more than the eventual consequence of every design decision you've put into a codebase.

Blog-post by David J. Hinson, Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:13

If you've been a developer for any significant amount of time, you've run across the concept of "Technical Debt."

Technical Debt is nothing more than the eventual consequence of every design decision you've put into a codebase.

At the end of the day, we all have to ship our projects; we all have to deliver a product.

Technical debt represents the amount of work, at any given point in the project plan, to finish your project, and make it deliverable.


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

IT infrastructure discussion starts with the hybrid cloud

Looking up, one builds on the other.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:15

In the world of enterprise technology, there's a lot of overlapping or should I say connective terms.

Two terms where the circles deeply intersect are hybrid cloud and IT infrastructure. They both overlap and connect.


CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Digital transformation and its effect on IT infrastructure

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:02

If you’re in the IT world, you’re well aware that the need for digital transformation is vital and will only continue.

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Technology, Services

Maintain the performance of your Mobile POS

Blog-post by Mathew Edwards, Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:18

An organization using mobile POS, will have very less work left for its s taff members. The POS system handles everything from the placement of orders to the final deliveries. These Mobile POS systems are normally designed, to be resistant to wear and tear. However, there still are certain steps that one can take to increase its longevity:


CIO Leadership, Services

Pitching? Start Here.

Don’t outsource your relationship management. That is, unless you don’t care about the long term prospects of keeping your customers.

Blog-post by David J. Hinson, Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:49

I work with PR people and reporters all the time. They are an essential part of messaging, for my own personal “brand”, and for communicating what I do on the job.

In the past, I have worked with extremely talented PR folks. And, I have also worked with firms that barely qualify as professionals.

Last year, I endured one of the worst PR interactions in my career. I was contacted by a PR firm - new to me - but now representing a trusted and key vendor that we were very happy with - a vendor with whom I had worked previously on other PR successful initiatives.


Business Issues, Cloud, Security

Hackers don't need to see data to know what's there

MIT researchers have developed a chip to thwart this hardware-based vulnerability, which is especially acute in the cloud.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:30

I almost never publish an entire press release, but this one about hardware based security vulnerabilities from MIT's Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is a warranted exception. This vulnerability afflicts the cloud, in particular.

MIT researchers claim hackers can know what data is in memory by intercepting fetch patterns between the CPU and others chips with memory. They do not have to see the data to actually know what it is. The researchers have developed a chip that disguises "memory access patterns."


Technology, Mobility

The Pillars of iPhone Application Development

One of the most trendy topics of the hours, is an iPhone application. Everyone wishes to purchase or download the latest released app; consequently many organizations and individuals are developing such apps.

Blog-post by Sandy sap, Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:39
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One of the most trendy topics of the hours, is an iPhone application. Everyone wishes to purchase or download the latest released app; consequently many organizations and individuals are developing such apps. Besides, the enormous use of smart-phones in today's world have only added merit to the claim. It is also interesting to note that every successful mobile app has a great story behind it. So is yours one of them or you planning to make such a similar mobile app?


CIO Leadership, Services

Even if it's Obvious: Ask.

Sometimes, we just assume someone else is handling an issue. The results can be hilarious, or tragic. Don't assume - ask.

Blog-post by David J. Hinson, Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:52

I recently recounted a story to a colleague, about a project that I completed at a prior job.

We had spent months designing a student teleconferencing lounge, complete with state-of-the-art codecs, microphones, cameras, and control interfaces.

Months spent meeting over the logistics of working with A/V vendors, electricians, and building contractors, getting people working on their part of the project, on time and at the right time.

We met regularly with our finance people, to make sure we were on track and on budget.