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Open Source Framework Fills Gaps for Mobile HTML Development

Posted on: November 25th, 2012 - Written by: Stephen Marshall

References: Kevin Whinnery, Appcelerator Network PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows developers to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for specific platforms. Originally produced by Nitobi and later purchased by Adobe Systems, PhoneGap enables software programmers to build applications for mobile devices using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3, instead of device [...]

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AWS Meets Critical Needs for Small Businesses and Enterprises

Posted on: November 25th, 2012 - Written by: Stephen Marshall

Reference: Larry Dignan’s 10 things: Using Amazon’s Web Services in the enterprise (ZDnet.com) Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of remote computing services (better known as web services) that make up a cloud computing platform and is offered over the Internet by Amazon.com. AWS can be used by those with minimal needs as well [...]

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Online In-Store Blend for the Ultimate Customer Experience

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 - Written by: John Blomberg

CIO Magazine’s cover article for November 1st’s issue, “Click & Mortar,” inspired within me some thoughts about this trend’s relationship to custom application development. First of all, “Click & Mortar” is quite a lengthy piece that is focused on how online and offline retail is coming together for the purpose of “retaining customers and reclaiming [...]

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Business and IT: How Can You Repair the Dysfunctional Relationship?

Posted on: October 24th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

The relationship between business departments and IT is often a very dysfunctional one that is a result of dashed expectations, failed follow-through and unparalleled thinking and planning. A by-product of this dysfunctional relationship is the lack of purposeful IT innovation (according to what recent industry research uncovered). In fact, the relationship has degraded to the point, [...]

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More is Less in Brooks’ Law Software Development Scenario

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

Avoid the “Salvage” Situation with Proper Analysis Brooks’ Law: A principle in software development. “Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later”. The principle was coined by Fred Brooks in his 1975 book The Mythical Man-Month presenting that there is an incremental person who, when added to a project, makes it take more, [...]

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How to Challenge Waterfall Project Management

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

Waterfall project management is basically a relic of how IT worked in the slower and more predictable 20th century. Its prevalence is deteriorating – giving way to more responsive ways of operation in our 21st century real-time environment – such as agile project management. At a very basic level, the difference in the two is [...]

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Tough IT Job Seeker’s Market Turns Eyes to Outsourcing

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 - Written by: John Blomberg

Patrick Thibodeau researches and writes about some of today’s most game-changing technologies and therefore has tremendous insight into one of the trends in today’s IT environment. In a recent article published in both CIO and Computerworld, Thibodeau provides his views on the impact that employers’ demands are having on how companies are finding the IT expertise [...]

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Mobile Apps Re-Introduce Necessity for Custom Software Development

Posted on: June 29th, 2012 - Written by: John Blomberg

Our burning need to have everything – including the applications we use in our jobs – at our fingertips is driving the need for custom software development. This is prevalent in our private lives and is becoming a competitive differentiator for businesses. These demands are driving the development of mobile apps that work on the [...]

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