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Collaborative Software Initiative and Utah Taking Open Source Vertical

May 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The vast majority of open source projects are horizontals – they solve a general type of problem rather than a specific problem itself. There are open source document management systems, open source content management systems, open source office productivity systems. Hopefully you get the idea. But how many open source insurance policy systems are there? […]

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Tags: Agile · Information Technology Trends

Where Does Technical Debt Come From?

May 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Matt Heusser and I were discussing his upcoming Workshop on Technical Debt, at which I hope to be speaking in August, and we came up with several interesting ways that technical debt is created. Hacks create technical debt by ignoring principles of good software development in favor of quick, easy fixes This is the obvious […]

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Tags: Architecture · Information Technology Trends · Project Management

I Hate My Blackberry

April 29th, 2008 · 15 Comments

I thought a Blackberry would make me more productive, that it would help me keep on top of the email inbox battle. I was wrong. I have fallen further behind on my inbox than I have ever been in my entire career. What the heck is going on? I have email at my fingertips, anytime, […]

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Tags: Information Technology Trends

Is the Enterprise Dead Yet?

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Enterprise application integration. Enterprise business intelligence. Enterprise data modeling. Enterprise data warehouses. Enterprise technology strategies. Enterprise architecture. Enterprise reuse. Enterprise change management. Enterprise toilet cleaning. Enterprise shirt stuffing. Every one of the enterprise trends I’ve seen in my career is in some form of failure. EAI has been dead for years. So has Enterprise data […]

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