Category Archives: Software

Assistants Transform Data, Synchronize as Well

In previous post I introduce a scenario for cooperation between doctors, and show that a personal assistant is a good way to connect those in real time.  Here are some additional details that we should consider more carefully.

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Encryption Role in Data Security

Ed Snowdon spoke yesterday at the SXSW conference on the importance of using encryption to keep the data the runs our businesses (and personal life) safe.   I refresh the call to eliminate the scary warning that browsers give when … Continue reading

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Doc Sharing with Live Documents

This is a first impression review of Live Documents, a SaaS model document sharing platform.  I discovered the service, signed up for a free account, and these are my notes on what it does.

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Smart Process Apps result from SOA Stratification

Hopefully you have heard the term “Smart Process Apps” (SPA) attributed to Forrester Research. What is it?  Is it just marketing hype?  It is something real to be concerned about?  Here is an explanation I have given that seems to … Continue reading

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Disable Autorun … now

After installing Windows, I always disable all of the auto-run features on all of the drives.  This one action alone will protect you from half of the malware out there.  

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A Role by any other Name, is still a Role

Everyone knows what a role is.  It is obvious.  We talk about them all the time.  But every time I hear a programmer say the word “role” my ears pick up. The term is very often misused.  How, then, might … Continue reading

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How FIBO will clean up Finance

Dennis Wisnosky is working to save the financial industry and the economy.  He gave a keynote on the second day of the iBPMS Expo 2013 in Chicago and touched on the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) and what that will … Continue reading

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Why I Still Get Paper Bills

I think it might be Ben Franklin who said “A paper bill is the worst way to get your account statement, except for all the other ways.” Or maybe not.  Whatever.  I still get a lot of bills on paper … Continue reading

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Registering Again … (Sigh)

The bane of social networking sites is the need to register one more username, one more password, and once more to fill in some sharable details.  That is sooooo 2008.   I am registering with a conference so I can select … Continue reading

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Race-cars, Drivers, and Mechanics

I met with a Fujitsu executive last week, and we naturally got onto the topic of software development methodology. I presented my case that it is critical that programmers know the actual customer because 90% of all decisions that effect … Continue reading

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