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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 ...

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 ...

Unity of Effort

09.09.2010 · Posted in Computers & Technology

Hearing Admiral Thad Allen today on NPR mention the need for Unity of Effort as the single biggest challenge facing disaster response efforts, made me want to learn more about the phrase. From the US Military Doctrine for Joint Operations: Ensure unity of effort under one responsible commander for every objective. . . . Unity ...

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Kodak: A Company Without a Clue

05.08.2009 · Posted in Computers & Technology

Kodak tells me: …our policy that Gallery customers make an annual purchase in exchange for unlimited photo storage… Deleting my albums so they don’t have the satisfaction. I’m a “pro” with Flickr, so goodbye Kodak. Anyone remember Ofoto? Amazing… ...

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Time Tracking in IT Projects

Everyone agrees that having being able to know where one’s time is spent is a Good Thing. However, there is no greater gap between understanding the need for a process and the pain involved in actually implementing the process than with time tracking. Everyone I know working in information technology hates the whole idea of ...

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