How procurement can create value for IT projects

We know this, in many IT projects we need to make use of services and software and hardware that needs to be bought. Actually it often makes a huge difference, what kind of deals are made and how efficient the projects can work on this basis. I will just briefly tell a few stories and […]

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How bad can a bad IT be for a company?

Just a funny story that happened some years ago… I wanted to buy some lamps in a stored somewhere 100 km away from where I lived. So I went to the shop, ordered them and bought something else already. Now I went there again when the lamps were there. I had ordered six lamps, but […]

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Company „Skillsmatter“ stops operations

The company Skillsmatter in London has been put „under administration“ and basically stopped its operations. The web site seems to suggest, that everything is still ok, but that is not the case and I have heard so from several sources. The owner Wendy Devolder writes on Twitter and on Linkedin. Or here are some more […]

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Bring your own Device

This issue is quite controversial and it applies to laptops, tablets and smart phones. Usually the „bringing“ is not really an issue, you can have anything in your bags and connect it via the mobile phone network as long as it does not absorb the working time. But usually this implies a bit more. There […]

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Automation and its Limits

What we do in IT is programming and implementing and maintaining automatism. The general usefulness is not really challenged these days, but it was quite a big deal a few decades ago. Many routine tasks can be done more efficiently and more reliably or become feasible at all with IT… Just think of getting money […]

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Microsoft laying off 18000 employees after announced loss

Deutsch It looks like Stephen Elop’s und Steve Ballmer’s idea to take over the mobile phone branch of Nokia in order to bring MS-Windows as mobile operating system on the success road has failed and will be stopped now. For the mobile phone branch that is now part of Microsoft, Microsoft-CEO Satya Nadella announced, that […]

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Future for IT-Contractors

Deutsch Some of us are working in IT. And there you can finde some working models. You can work directly as employee of the company whose work you are doing. You can work as contractor (freelancer), with one of several slightly different setups, depending on the country. Or you can work as an employee of […]

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