Monthly Archives - December 2009

Keeping Up With The Joneses (or Your Competitors)

Information Week Magazine in its Dec. 21 issue published some interesting data on how companies are approaching I.T. expenditures in 2010.  (The full report is available free at [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 30, 2009

Assessing YOUR CRM Situation

Most companies invest significantly in their CRM solutions; not all stop to ensure that they’re getting the most from their investment. A CRM Assessment – as a subset of [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 29, 2009

Seasons Greetings, Simply Put

Lets’ not get fancy here.  We owe a lot to the customers, employees, suppliers and friends of our firm.  So let’s keep it simple and wish each and [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 23, 2009

Death of the PC?

Those of us who’ve spent a couple decades or more in the tech biz can’t help appreciating the irony of the full circle we’ve completed.  From the days [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 21, 2009

How the Real Crash Was Avoided

  Newsweek writer Fareed Zakaria recently opined as to how and why, despite the pains of this recession, we managed to avoid the greater calamity of a major global Depression, as [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 18, 2009

From Mass Production to Agile Manufacturing

During a recent meeting of our monthly Business Improvement Group one member, who coordinates a peer-group for some of our area’s largest manufacturers, commented that several of these [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 14, 2009

Aligning Your I.T. Strategies With Your Business Goals

A recent article in a trade magazine reminds us of the importance companies need – and often neglect – to place on aligning information technology with business goals. Any [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 11, 2009

This Is Our Life

Everyone in information technology has to love Scott Adams.  His simple example above from today’s Dilbert readily sums up our daily challenge: the client who thinks “this should [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 8, 2009

Friday Fun

It’s Friday.  Let’s party.  I found an entertaining web list of someone’s idea of the Top 25 Fabled Technology Quotes here.  Notables include: No. 24: “Real artists ship” – [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 4, 2009

A Killer App Story

In an earlier blog entry I made a reference to a new iPhone app called Red Laser.  It uses the iPhone as a barcode scanner to allow the user [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 2, 2009