More Evidence of the High Rate of Change In Cloud Computing
Out with the old and in with the new is challenging the concept of the database as well
Cloud technology is experiencing a wide range of directional shifts, but perhaps the most pressing shift in the cloud has to do with database technology and management.
This is largely due to the fact that the modern database is becoming increasingly complex with the rise of big data.
Cloud database offerings – now being labeled under Database as a Service (DBaaS) cloud-computing model – are offering new ways for IT pros to manage databases in the cloud.
Historically, database management was a job reserved for the Database Administrator (DBA), but now there is some question as to how DBaaS providers will change the nature of DBA’s.
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Micro & SMB’s Have Unique Payroll Needs
3 Tips for Finding the Ideal Payroll Service Provider for Your Company
Accuracy and Compliance
Every business owner can attest to the fact that payroll is a frustrating and time-consuming part of business management.
Keeping track of employees’ hours and worrying about tax regulations and laws can be a full-time responsibility.
It’s not surprising that most businesses, small and large alike, seek the help of a qualified payroll service provider to help them with this task.
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If you could breakdown your previous projects, what 2 things made — or could have made — a huge difference early-on for your projects? Every post-project analysis I have been involved in, and most that I have read, have pointed to the early stages of a project. The lack of the importance and value given to the early stages more prevalent than most think. Many believe they are giving the early stages the attention it deserves but even in these situations, they discover just how much more importance they should have given the early...read more
A feasibility study is the textbook approach to the beginning of any project. And textbooks are great – just as long as most, if not everything, in the project falls within the text. And… just when does THAT happen? Instead of utilizing a feasibility study or feasibility assessment as a tool that can assist to bring the defined desire results, too many rely upon it as a means to an end. You can buy a tradesman a wrench, but if he needed a hammer then it was a wasted effort, yes? What he needed was a hammer, not a wrench… The...read more
A note from us before the sharing the product description: We are completing the final touches to our new blog format, please let us know what you think as well as any recommendations for improvements! We have chosen this theme as it provides easier viewing to most of our articles as well as a lot of room for growth. We hope you like it! Most of you already know we have a group of videos posted every Friday, we are now going to initiate a Book of the week posting every Monday morning… Most of the books will be HRIS and/or Project...read more
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of law suits… - Epicor sued over alleged ERP project failure (September 2011) http://bit.ly/oPuNJd - Oracle sued by university for alleged ERP failure (May 2011) http://bit.ly/lfy0D3 - Marin County alleges SAP, Deloitte engaged in racketeering (February 2011) http://bit.ly/r6wWHN - And more big failures from 2010 (December 2010) http://bit.ly/gK4Q3s For some, the fact that these matters are now heading to the courts is surprising, and for others not surprising at all. They have...read more
We have published several articles concerning the project life cycle, project management, and assessing the approaches most of us use with gaining and implementing a system. To provide a focal point, here is a listing of the articles — I’m quite sure we have others that need to be included, but this is a start… BEFORE searching for your HRIS system There is a better way to approach a HRIS project that will provide more benefits than the traditional project methodologies that many embrace… Systematic & efficient planning...read more
Every project has its pain points – some more so than others, yet none are without pain… As pain is an emotional experience, let’s remove the systems and machines and look at just the human factor. For the scope of this articles we will look at pain as experienced from two human factors — knowledge and beliefs. From these two human factors, all other aspects of the project evolve. If you believe there are others, please respectfully share in the comments below – that is why we have comments, yes? Many of us know that our skills only...read more
originally published 03-December-2010 In an article in Brazil’s O Globo, titled Bons gestores de TI são uma raridade no mercado, translated to English, Good Managers Are A Rarity On the Market, Fláviá Rodrigues notes the lack of good IT managers and points to the colleges beefing up their curriculum to accommodate the demand. The shortage is accounting for a loss of $45 billion to the Brazilian economy ($US 26.45 million). According to Case Technologies, the account for the shortage is… The IT market is still not widely known in Brazil...read more
This is the last of 3 articles looking at Project Management from a perspective outside the box. In the first article, Performing A Needs Assessment on Project Management, we asked questions that focused at the whole process of obtaining and implementing a HRIS system… Is it really necessary to… change what is working? improve upon what is working? change what is not working? change what is not working well? In the second article, Reassessing the Management in Project Management we discussed the improvements that can be made that will result...read more
In my last article Performing a Needs Assessment on Project Management, a discussion was presented to look at the effort and resources consumed throughout the project (including the budget). A comparison of these two variables to the project phases provided the following diagrams, using the same timelines… At the end of the previous article, we posed the following questions… Are the methodologies really working or is just providing the desired results for the moment? For what is working, what results are trickling through the project that are...read more
In our first 3 articles, we provided an introduction to what is a HRIS system? rethinking beyond the traditional project methodologies when selecting a HRIS system during the implementation of a HRIS system a systematic, efficient selection and planning process to your HRIS project As with any methodology, it is inevitable there would be a need to strengthen any weaknesses. Most methodologies and processes evolve in cycles, usually resulting from the needs that grow as the result of new technologies and from evidences that certain aspects of...read more