How to Properly Plan Your Website Before Launching It

  The importance of knowing your business processes before hiring a web developer is essential. Documenting the steps you take to engage your customers, suppliers, employees, investors, lenders and government agencies are important. This means you have to properly plan every step of the way from where you are now, to where you want to… Read More

How to avoid getting ripped off on website development

Every so often, I’ll come across someone who had bright eyed dreams about launching a website as part of their business plan, only to have those dreams go down in flames because someone they trusted with their hard earned money failed to deliver the desired website on time, if at all. The average losses they… Read More

The Idea of Business Enabling Microservices

a human user has a certain business objective that the microservice must fulfill, and that microservice needs a dedicated data store to manage the critical business data it needs to satisfy the user. Read More

So Python Finally Beats Out Java

With Java having become so popular among professional, enterprise developers, one would think it would reign supreme among techies. But with the fast rise of Big Data and Cloud Computing thanks in large part to Apache Spark, Python has edged out Java as the most popular development platform, according to a  comprehensive 2019 StackOverflow.com survey.… Read More

A Simple Technology Game Plan for Entrepreneurs

You have a vision of providing a unique product or service to the world, but that pesky little thing called technology is just standing in the way like a big bouncer at a trendy, popular nightclub. If you could do it yourself, you would do it in a heartbeat, but there’s only so much available… Read More

How to Write a Technology Game Plan for IT Projects

These days, a growing number of companies are adopting techniques from IT (Information Technology) world for solving common problems. For instance, some of these companies are adopting the use of version control for non-technical documents and other objects of collaboration in the workplace. Another technique more companies should adopt is the documenting of solution proposals… Read More

Solution Architect? Enterprise Architect? Application Architect? What’s the Difference?

By John Conley III In the IT world, and in particular in the software side of IT, the word “architect” has evolved into a gray, confused mess, to be honest. I like how Geeks with Blogs humorously stated the 2 biggest misconceptions about the architect role: •An architect is simply a more senior/higher-earning developer with… Read More

How Much Influence Should Politicians Have Over Cryptography?

By John Conley This is a topic I’ve thought about at times when I read or see news headlines where certain political leaders call for tighter regulations on how data is encrypted on our smartphones and computers due to an existential terrorist threat. The claims made during press conferences and interviews often make me cringe… Read More

BPM is dead. Long Live BPM!

Long live BPM! Business Process Management, BPM for short, is close to couple of decades old. I feel sad for the companies that make Business Process Management (BPM) Software. Reason? They have been fighting the perpetual battle of adapting to the change that has been plaguing this category. At first I think the BPM Vendors… Read More

Gartner BPM Summit 2014: Implementing an Application Rationalization Program | MicroPact

In an insightful session here at the Gartner BPM Summit in Las Vegas, analyst Andy Kyte discussed the need for application rationalization and how BPM can play a role in such an effort. In this post I will highlight the points that jumped out to me, and I will also look at them in the… Read More