The Ever Shrinking World Through Social Networking?

| August 31, 2009

I have recently become a Facebook fanatic, I highly enjoy finding classmates I haven’t talked to in 20+ years just to see how their life has turned out. I am happy to report 90% of the time I am glad to see the overwhelming success, that most of the people I went to junior high school, […]

When even coffee doesn’t work

| August 31, 2009

What is it about cloudy Mondays? I’m sure if one were to conduct an in depth analysis they would find a link between worker productivity and the weather. They would be astounded at the way that coffee consumption was rising but still having minimum effect on worker output.I don’t know about you, but for some […]

Job Security Or Your Integrity

| August 26, 2009

My question of the day to the point of thought community, is what do you hold most important your individual integrity or your job security? I will begin this by saying there are pros and cons for both sides of this argument. As individuals our basic nature is survival. There is nothing wrong with a individual […]

The Never Ending Circle Open Source Movement

| August 24, 2009

After reading The Next Open Source Movement, we began the vicious circle once again. When I first got into this business around 1996 in the higher education market there were lots of Universities and Colleges that had homegrown or open-source systems. These systems had years of customization and did a really good job for the […]

Maintenance Monstrocities

| August 21, 2009

It is not always easy being the manager of delicate budgets dedicated to the precious IT systems so critical to the operations of an entire university. It seems that with the large dollar amounts come excessive purchasing regulations, tedious contractual monstrosities, and of course critical, crucial, “if we don’t buy the platinum level we will […]