According to my research (of 2.5 minutes) these are the top reasons for people getting fired: Dishonesty, evasion, or lack of integrity on the job. Lying on a resume. Refusing to follow directions and orders. Talking too much and conducting personal business at work. I have personal experience of this – I got fired as […]

James Robertson ex from Cincom is looking:Need a Smalltalker? I’m Looking

This is a table of people around the world checking out our blog in the past month South Africa 293 United States 50 Canada 39 Brazil 23 United Kingdom 22 Germany 11 Singapore 6 Austria 3 Netherlands 3 Japan 2 So guys who are you?? Drop us a line sometime…

Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity From discord find harmony In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity – Albert Einstein

Read the book Getting results on-line, or buy it! The book argues the agile concept of doing the appropriate thing, at the right time with the right amount of energy (no more or less).Identify your daily 3 outcomes each day, every day. At the very least print the key concepts and plaster them where you […]

Want to get your IT department to go agile? Send them to agile ((re)boot) camp…

One of the topics we touched on is about work spaces and environments. I want to zoom in slightly on the desk / workspace itself. Here follows a bit of a history on my desk experience. I started off at 2 different companies with enclosed offices. In many ways I loved it. I could spend […]

Yesterday we spoke about the 5 9’s of server availability. The record must be held by Ericsson. They claim to have a system, written in Erlang, that delivers 99.9999999% (roughly 1 second down time in 30 years) availability. This beats most Enterprise applications by a few 9’s.

Dunnit of the day has been replace by Say it daily The Holy Grail of server availability is the so called 5 9’s. This translates into a 99.999% availability per year. Here follows a table of how much every nine is worth… Availability Associated Downtime per Year 99% 87 hours and 36 minutes 99.5% 43 […]

Crowdsourcing…. (wikipedia) = Crowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to a large group of people or community (a crowd), through an open call.For a web based system it should be as easy as designing a fancy suggestions page – where the users might be able to tell […]