• How to measure developer productivity

    Posted May 5, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Developer productivity. It's a very difficult thing to measure objectively and it only gets more difficult with size. Finding an accurate gauge of developer performance, one that is quantifiable, is the holy grail of IT management in larger organizations.
  • How to delegate better: 4 simple keys

    Posted August 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    Four simple ways to improve your delegation skills and be more productive
  • The only thing programmers have to fear is... all of these things

    Posted July 2, 2013 - 6:00 am

    From being outsourced to getting bored to hurting somebody with a bug, software developers find lots of things to worry about
  • 'Stack ranking' stacks the deck against tech innovation

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    A performance evaluation system that pits employees against each other has stifled Microsoft's efforts at innovation, former Redmondites tell a Vanity Fair writer.
  • How to frustrate programmers

    Posted May 18, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Here's one way: take six days to change one line of code, even after the company president requests the change.
  • Is it getting more stressful to work in IT?

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    Studies show IT is one of the most stressful corporate jobs; and that jobs without stress tend to be the ones we don't want anyway.
  • PlayBook - BlackBerry tethering shows RIM is either clueless or greedy

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 8:18 pm

    RIM's PlayBook tablet can only access corporate data or policies when tethered to (and in range of) a BlackBerry - illustrating that the company doesn't understand the tablet market and today's IT challenges, doesn't care, or is just out for more BlackBerry sales.
  • IT budgets will get bigger in 2011

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    Out of the 333 executives we polled in November, 54 percent have plans to grow their budgets in 2011. That’s a significant improvement compared to the low point in May 2009, when only 14 percent planned a budget increase.
  • Notify unveils multi-platform management software for mobile devices

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    Notify Technology has announced a new hosted management service aimed at enterprise deployments of different mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS, webOS and Windows Mobile.
  • How to Calculate the True Cost of Printing Part 1

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    Approach a small business owner with a product, and the first question is almost always about money: How much does this cost me? While careful on the cost of acquisition, many small businesses fall down managing their cost of ownership. Do you know how much you're spending to print each piece of paper in your business? The information today and tomorrow will give you the tools you need to put a price tag on printing.
  • Mobiso Manages Enterprise Smart Phones

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Every user in your enterprise wants, and probably needs, a smartphone. Mobiso, a new cloud-based smartphone management application, can protect sensitive information and make accounting for mobile device use easier while providing faster reimbursement for employee-owned phones.
  • Multi-tasking the project plan

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 10:54 am

    I had one of those weird moments recently where I made an analogy between two things that I have never before analogized. Namely, multi-tasking operating systems and project planning. I will get back to that in a moment but first, I have a possible reason why weird analogies are popping in my head that I would like to spend a minute on.
  • The Facebook Productivity Sink Hole

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 12:09 pm

    Eavesdropping (physically, not electronically) is wonderful. You can learn amazing things. One of my friends kept his ears open during a business networking meeting, and overheard two young women talking. They were in their mid-twenties and both worked for non-profit agencies in Indianapolis.
  • Why You Need a Chief Green Officer

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 11:23 pm

    The latest C-level officer that organizations are benefiting from is the CGO – Chief Green Officer. Sure, this can be seen as "greenwashing", but when implemented thoughtfully and without trying to pull one over on the public, this is a very important person.
  • Management Style: Minimize your Seagull Tendancies

    Posted September 29, 2008 - 9:39 pm

    We've all been there … Sitting in the shadow of a manager who, instead of taking the time to get the facts straight and working with the team to solve a problem, swoops in, and squawks up a storm.

    These types of managers are called 'seagull managers'.

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