Entries in the Business category offer advice, tips or observations on general business IT related topics.
Random thoughts from the week
I had a number of thoughts this week that at some point I thought could sprout into blog posts but it turned out that no, they really couldn't. On their own at least. So here is...read more
Blog reuse tips
Re-using and making available for reuse content from a variety of different sources on the web is becoming a bigger thing for most companies I know. It just makes a better use o...read more
Death knell for software patents?
Today's breaking news, that Microsoft has had an injunction a...read more
Privacy and Security
It seems that recently privacy and security issues are all over the place and more than ever. Facebook is being threatened by the Canadian privacy commissioner. Toronto Hydro se...read more
Why I hate Apple
Before I get started here I just want to say this. If you have a Mac and like it, then that's great and personally I would prefer just to run some Linux variant all the time mys...read more
Stop blaming the computer
One thing that irritates me no end is hearing people say "I can't because the computer won't let me" or "I can't because the database won't let me" and variations on that. You h...read more
Thoughts on selecting an IT vendor
One of the roles I am often asked to advise clients in is IT vendor selection. As such I have given thus a lot of thought and some experience and it is my belief that nothing is...read more
These guys didn't make $11,668.00 on Google and neither will you
As part of my ongoing effort to expose shady operators for the scum they are a brief note about some of the ads displ...read more
As a general word of advice for IT support people the world over. Don't lie. I can't be any clearer than that. I've had a running battle with ...read more
I have to go soon to see some clients. These clients use the inept IT outsourcing company I mentioned in an earlier post...read more
Outsourcing IT : how much are you really saving?
While I have found myself pondering this before, some events from the past two weeks have really made me question the wisdom of companies hiring outsourced IT agencies to meet t...read more
Privacy starts with design
This really shouldn't still be an issue but it is, too many people are still adding requirements for privacy (and even security) as an afterthought add-on to applications and sy...read more
Un-Truth in Advertising
Yesterday I was perusing through a direct mail flyer from Dell Canada (This is the Dell Canada "Business" flyer for January 2009). I'm sort of on the lookout for a new computer,...read more
Facebook in decline?
I am noticing recently a number of negative new developments at Facebook. Starting with some "questionable" ads. For example one app in particular keeps randomly redirecting me ...read more
Well I'm speechless (almost)
One of my current projects involves migrating data from one legacy format to another proprietary format for a CRM system. Well, migration is really the wrong word for it because...read more
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