The Mythical Business Analyst

A lot of attention has been given to the hijacked title of Business Analyst by the trade press recently. The title used to be used by the “Independent” analysis firms for people who were doing “research”. Some time later they started calling these people “Industry Analysts” leaving the other title open for thieving. Since the …

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The Real Reason Behind Off-shoring

This isn’t appearing in any of my books, it is just some thoughts I had today. There has been a lot of discussion on-line and in the trade press about offshoring. What is surprising to me as I read through the IT news is that everybody bit at the smoke and nobody saw the fire. …

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Welcome to the Age of Corruption

If you were lucky enough to be born in time to witness the golden age of television, or at least the trailing end of it, you got to hear about a lot of different ages. The tail end of WWII ushered in the nuclear age. Later, a lot of people thought using nuclear power would …

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The Mythical IT Shortage

It seems you cannot turn on a newscast or read a business magazine these days without hearing about this mythical IT shortage. I’ve been hearing about it for years. The truth is, there is a glut of IT talent on the market. While the industry rags have been quoting the lowest unemployment for IT professionals …

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