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Conclusion: The US State of Massachusetts' policy that by 2007 all Executive Department documents must be stored in Open Document Format (ODF) or PDF is a significant milestone in the ongoing migration from proprietary systems to open standards. The statement is founded in the belief that open standards are the best option for ensuring that official ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 28 October 2005 | Hits: 480
Conclusion: The technology adoption cycle and its cousin, the hype cycle, are familiar concepts. While the theory is instructive, there are acknowledged gaps in its explanatory power, and consequently in practical application, although many organisations and vendors implicitly subscribe to the general thrust of the concept. The steady stream of new ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2006 | Hits: 372
Conclusion: The combination of new requirements for quality control in software development and the looming skills crisis in Asia will drive multiple initiatives in the software industry. These initiatives include: vendor consolidation (particularly in platforms); a fundamental shift in the role of internal IT organisations; and an explosion of innovative ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 | Hits: 542
Conclusion: Interacting continuously with difficult people (also known as ‘jerks’) has the potential to make the workplace an unpleasant environment and sap the energy of those around them. Astute IT managers and professionals must understand the reasons difficult people behave in the way they do before they can develop coping strategies. If UK and ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 30 December 2008 | Hits: 473
Conclusion:Software as a service seems suspiciously familiar, bringing up old memories of time share mainframe computing systems in a different era, and more recent memories of application service provider based software offerings. Repackaging of old concepts in new terminology is a technique commonly used by software vendors. However, don’t dismiss ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 29 June 2009 | Hits: 590
Section: Tags | Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Hits: 41