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ITAM Projects Fail for 6 Key Reasons – Learn to Identify and Counter Them

2015-09-14

ITAM projects may fail for many reasons. Common reasons for failure include poor inventory, lack of prioritization from the organization and in many cases, lack of executive support for a program. Other reasons include lack of a dedicated ITAM manager and belief that compliance via spreadsheet ‘works’. Blaming failures on others is one option –…

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Herding project team cats with Team Foundation Server

2015-12-08

“Agile development = making it up as you go along”, right? Wrong, agile projects need careful planning and tracking. As a software development project manager, I’ve experienced various ways of controlling Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). The most recent of these is Team Foundation Server (TFS), an end-to-end ALM tool based on Microsoft Visual Studio. In…

Starbucks gives away thousands of free coffees following a POS outage — is software systems management the problem?
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Starbucks gives away thousands of free coffees following a POS outage — is software systems management the problem?

2015-04-29

#TheFrappening Starbucks gave away thousands of free drinks last Friday after a massive Point of Sale (POS) outage. That may have been a hit with the lucky customers who got a free Frapuccino; however, it exposes just how vulnerable retailers are to POS systems failures and security threats. Savvy twitter users jumped on the opportunity…