Posts Tagged: software

Employee Double-Dipping Damages Government in Multiple Ways

I personally was shocked at today’s USA Today article on double-dipping by state employees: http://bit.ly/6TiQel. But beyond highlighting the basic sleaziness of the practice, the article missed the many negative impacts to the long-term success of government. In short, governments shoot themselves in the foot when such practices are tolerated. The first casualty is reputation.Read… Read more »

Tips To Choose The Web Application Security Testing Tool

With vital data being transmitted and stored in web applications, there is a dire need for explicit security testing. Apart from maintaining the privacy of important data, security testing also involves tackling authorization and authentication issues. As a tester, it is the most exciting form of testing. There are many interesting tools and techniques toRead… Read more »

GOSCON DC! Hear DoD D/CIO Wennergren discuss Open Source Guiandance Memo + Dive Deeper into Gov2.0

It’s a week of happy coincidences for the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON), where we’re very happy to share the latest news coming up for our November 5 event. First up – David Wennergren, Deputy CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will deliver GOSCON DC’s opening keynote. During his morning keynote address titled,Read… Read more »

Open Source Software Testing Tools to Test Cloud Computing Applications

New Open Source Testing Tools are emerging that will deploy, manage and test the latest Cloud Computing Software applications. With its dynamic scalablity, flexibility and virtualized resources are provided as a service, Cloud Computing is seen as the dawn of a new era for application services and has received its fair share of plaudits. WithRead… Read more »

Software Product Launch: Where’s True North?

Software developers reach a point, when poised to launch a new-generation product, where The Launch takes on a life of its own. A well-oiled, buttoned-down enterprise with a market-killer under wraps observes one day that no one department or team can objectively step in and lead the product to Launch Day. Girded with its ownRead… Read more »

Redoing a website in 6 weeks… NEED your input!

Hi guys – I’ve been away for a while due to a new little project I’ve immersed myself in… while we have kept putting off the need to redo our website as we focused on delivering really challenging projects for the past few years (Abu Dhabi permits portal, Houston migrated off a mainframe in 90Read… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #8 – It’s a Service #OGI

A big part of ensuring gov 2.0 is to remember that it`s not just a site you are building, but that you are offering a service which is Principle #8 from the practical guide to gov 2.0 – It’s a Service A major difference of intranet communities versus social media or social networking sites isRead… Read more »

Then What Does Make Someone an Architect?

Original can be viewed here… So, allow me to expand on my prior blog entry (Architecture Frameworks Don’t Make Architects) and answer the question, what does make an architect? To help structure my query, I went in search of a concrete specification that defines the difference between and engineer and an architect and found thisRead… Read more »

More Enterprise 2.0 Must Haves – Status Updates and Measurement

Happy Friday! Here’s the last two enterprise 2.0 principles from my recent guide. Principle #9 – Status Updates Consumer social networking has driven the status update phenomenon, with most services including function so we can see what our friends, family, coworkers and other associates are up to. While it may seem that the status updateRead… Read more »

Design, Simplicity & Calls to Action – Must Haves for Enterprise 2.0 (#e2conf)

Lots going on at the Enterprise 2.0 show here in Boston today. So far, I’ve met a lot of great people, with a ton of valuable sessions. Here’s principle 6, 7, & 8 from the guide to enterprise 2.0 e released earlier this week. Principle #6 – Design Can Make a Big Difference While inRead… Read more »