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Four Myths About HANA — and One Great Truth

Posted by on June 26th, 2013 at 4:17am

Truth be told, I have not always been a fan of “list” blog posts. As an Analyst, I found them reductive. As a Consultant, I had trouble considering them focused enough to be billable. As a Senior Executive, however, I

Eleven Tech Firms Honoured for Advancing Innovation

Posted by on February 14th, 2014 at 3:52am

Eleven local technology companies were honoured Tuesday for the roles they have played in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship in Alberta. The companies – who work in fields such as cloud computing, oil and gas, telecommunications and more – were declared

The Reality of Collaboration in the SAP Ecosystem

Posted by on August 29th, 2013 at 4:10am

So much is being written and discussed about collaboration today that it would be easy for the more cynically minded among us to dismiss the topic as yet another selection of the business “Fad-of-the-month” club. Not surprisingly, it is similarly

Fighting the Global War on Corruption: SAP and You

Posted by on June 4th, 2013 at 3:16am

Among the greatest challenges we confront as members of the global SAP community are blank stares whenever we attempt to explain what it is we do for a living. Wouldn’t you like to be able to move beyond the 5-minute

With Objectives and Motivations So Mis-Aligned, No Wonder IT Projects Fail

Posted by on December 7th, 2012 at 2:40pm

Reading Michael Krigsman’s article Research: Developer perspectives on IT failure caused me to reminisce again on the many software application and systems development projects I’ve been involved with over the years, and the challenges associated with successfully building and delivering

6 Opportunities and Risks of Application Portfolio Rationalization

Posted by on September 19th, 2012 at 2:36pm

Chris Crawford and Bob Kress of Accenture recently published an interesting interview in which they discussed the benefits, requirements and challenges associated with rationalizing an organization’s application portfolio. That got me to thinking about my experiences in this area over

How Managing your Technical Debt will ensure your Software Quality

Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 at 2:30pm

Given the ever-increasing attention to technical debt, it is no surprise that it is on the minds of many top level executives these days. Technical Debt is a wonderful metaphor developed by Ward Cunningham to help the managers, executives and

Want Quality software? Follow a Software Quality Assurance Process.

Posted by on July 11th, 2012 at 2:26pm

In previous posts, I have written why the quality of your software is so important to your business, from software being easier to maintain to lowering your business risks. I do realize that I keep harping on the importance of

What We Can Learn From Amazon About the Importance of Software Quality

Posted by on July 5th, 2012 at 2:24pm

I recently read an interesting article describing how outages in Amazon’s cloud service, triggered by violent storms in the Eastern United States, were significantly aggravated and prolonged as a result of hidden bugs in their software that were only exposed

I Don’t Get It – Why is Custom Code not better Monitored?

Posted by on July 3rd, 2012 at 2:20pm

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) recent software glitch is yet another addition to the ERP failures hall of shame. Let us not forget the Victorian Order of Nurses , or many more calamities in ERP implementation adventures. This