Good Technology Is One Thing, Adopted Technology Is Another Thing Altogether

This Christmas my wife gave me a gift that was surprising: a BlackBerry Playbook. I was caught off-guard by this, because my wife does not follow technology at all. The Playbook was a risky gift for her to get me. She is completely out of her element with technology while I thrive in that particular space. I probably would never have bought myself a Blackberry Playbook. RIM is a company that several analysts and te

Happy Holidays!

Today’s article is just a simple holiday greeting to all of you who have followed me on this blog for the last seven months. I hope that all of you enjoy this festive time of the year, and that you will find yourself moving ever forward towards bigger and better projects! This year I was laid off from my job of thirteen years. That was a major let down for me. I was not worried about finding another job, because

(Not So) Interesting Times

Today’s article is just a quick observation about the consumer market for IT products and personal computing devices. Windows 8 sales are flat, given how MetroUI is a pathetic GUI for a desktop (and just so-so for a tablet). Speaking of Microsoft and tablets, the Surface is a day late and a dollar short. Apple’s products are not too exciting this year either. A smaller tablet? Um, that does not scream “innova

Nothing is Perfect

I have seen the following scenario far too many times in the world of IT: Technology A is purchased and deployed, and it does about 90% of what the business needs. Getting the remaining 10% of the business’ needs met will require training, planning, and effort. The person who bought technology A complains about how it does not work. Same person starts preparing to buy technology B. Technology B is purchased beca