Category Archives: Business

Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Part 3 – now let’s introduce regulation First part of this, is let’s define “regulation” in context.  Specifically, I’m referring to ISO 13485, EU medical devices (GMP, or “Good Manufacturing Practice”), and FDA medical device standards. Let’s also be clear, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Briefly about Deep Learning

You’ve heard the name over and over, and for most of you it probably settles into the same category as Harry Potter’s “levitation charm” as far as whether you need to understand it.  That’s cool, most people will never need … Continue reading

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Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Part 2 – How Does This Apply to IT? All right, so we’ve laid out what it means to be a leader – but how does this apply to IT? At this stage we have to look at what it … Continue reading

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RAID-5 and the Sky Is Falling

The Situation I’ve seen, over the last few weeks, more than a few posts on a popular IT hangout site proclaiming in loud, evangelical voice that “RAID-5 is terrible for spinning disks, never use it!  If you do, you’re a … Continue reading

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Why do I choose Delphi?

Why?  Really, why do I?  In a world full of PHP, Java, Visual Studio, Python, Lua, and all these other syntaxes, what is it about Delphi that brings me back time and time again? First off, let’s be clear – … Continue reading

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GeoIP is NOT acceptable

Hi all. Forgive the incendiary headline.  I do consider GeoIP to have its legitimate uses, but please, bear with me and read on. While my primary PC updates itself to Windows 10, I feel the need to express something that … Continue reading

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KPIs for a QA Team

This post is somewhat less than lengthy, but I figure this will be of some use regardless.  A while back I was doing KPI discussions for various groups, and got distracted.  Here’s what I measure for QA personnel: Bugs that … Continue reading

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KPIs Part II – As Applied to a Technical Support department

This is Part 2 of a series – Part 1 can be found here So…part 2 of this series will take a look at the KPIs appropriate for a Technical Support department.  In order to arrive at what elements of … Continue reading

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Problems in Retail

I was asked recently (during an interview) what my view of the retail world was – as an open-ended question and not focused on the aspects of how to use technology to provide a solution, I stumbled over it.  It … Continue reading

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Key Performance Indicators in IT – part 1

I was asked recently by a company as part of their first-round hiring process a question very similar to this: How would you establish measurement of the departments under you in such a way that you would have an indication … Continue reading

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