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Are Tesla’s Homegrown Business Apps a Good Idea?

On November 1st the Wall Street Journal reported on how Elon Musk is choosing his approach to IT at Tesla. In short, they’re building their own business applications. “Last year, Tesla was facing delivery delays of the all-electric Model S which it introduced on June 22, 2012. At the same time, Mr. Vijayan’s team of about 25 software engineers ...

Respect the Role

09.19.2012 · Posted in Articles, Business & Worklife, Teamwork

Every role comes with responsibility. When I see you aren’t taking care of your responsibilities I have a couple of options. If I don’t respect your role, I’m free to tackle those responsibilities myself. Sure it’s extra work for me, but – especially if we don’t value teamwork – I’ll look good in the eyes of my superiors, ...

BMC Communities – Tutorial – BMC Atrium Orchestrator JMS Monitor Adapter with Apache ActiveMQ

07.26.2012 · Posted in Articles, BMC Remedy, Computers & Technology

I’ve just published an article over at the BMC Community site called: Tutorial – BMC Atrium Orchestrator JMS Monitor Adapter with Apache ActiveMQ, and you can find it here: https://communities.bmc.com/communities/docs/DOC-20005 This came from from putting together a proof-of-concept using BMC Atrium Orchestrator (BAO) and Apache’s ActiveMQ that took entirely too long. Why so long? A ...

BMC Remedy – Forrester: Cost, Ease of Use & Upgrades

02.05.2012 · Posted in Articles, BMC Remedy, Computers & Technology

 One of Stephen Mann’s points about Remedy in his coverage of BMC’s recent acquisition of Numara included this: 6. BMC needs to get better messaging out about customizing Remedy and associated costs, and the issues-of-old related to the cost and pain of upgrading between product versions. Cost, ease of use, and upgrades are why customers are leaving what is ...

Zen of Less – Or More?

Seth says more:   More or less You can either seek to get more out of an opportunity (job, technology, interaction, person, moment), or less. More exposure, more risk, more upside, more work, more learning, more engagement, more passion, more chance to be blamed, more opportunity to make a difference, more effort… or less.  Zenhabits ...