Trying to strike a balance between agility and risk-mitigating structure is a difficult task for any PM. This is true not just in software development, but in all projects. Have you ever managed a project or been part of a project team where the stakes are high, but you feel that too much structure is in place? Not only can this impede production, but it can frustrate the team and do more harm than good to the quality of the result. The Agile methodology is so popular among development teams because of the low project management “friction” involved, giving the team the ability to chart
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Experts say the public cloud might not be suitable for some applications right now, but that providers will face increasing pressure to develop systems that can be used securely in a cloud computing environment.
A very good article from InformationWeek discussing the major technologies that are reshaping business intelligence.
Cloud computing, brief and neat.
Learn how these virtualization technologies successfully, both application and server. They are complementary.
Oakland's Alameda County Medical Center completely sidestepped buying hundreds of new PCs, opting instead for a thin-client solution delivering consistent high performance to users. This timely case study shows how.
Citrix propaganda, but that said, darn useful to sorting out thin client technology in the medical environment.
- Michael Grollman
Unplanned turnover is a fact of professional life; a cost that is baked into every business, a well-known cost of putting out your shingle. Here's why you need to stop it.
Virtual desktop costs, complexity, overshadow benefits for many, thanks to Microsoft and VMWare excessive license fees for the desktop
So.. if you like the isolation, sandboxing, safety, and easy throw-away features you get from virtualization but you don't need to actually have multiple sandboxes running at any given time, then I think using the Boot to VHD option is quite possibly the best developer feature I've ever seen in an Operating System to date.
Has your computer ever gone into sleep mode and you can’t remote desktop to it? There’s a way to wake it up by sending what’s called a “magic packet”. Before the "how", here are some things to consider: