5 years, 11 months ago

2013 Open Group Predictions, Vol. 1

As we wrap up 2012, we couldn’t help but look towards what is to come in 2013 for The Open Group and the industries we‘re a part of. Without further ado, here they are… Continue reading

6 years, 11 months ago

Happy Whatever!

‘Tis the season for… something, probably? For many people, it’s ‘the ‘Holiday Season’, or Christmas, or New Year, or something like that. A calendrical marker-point, anyway. Something to celebrate, perhaps. The culture I come from is nominally Christian, hence ‘Christmas’ and suchlike, so that’s the label others around me tend to use. (Though it doesn’t […]

7 years, 11 months ago

New year, new certification

Until recently, virtually all IT certifications have been based on an individual’s recollection of a body of knowledge and their ability to pass a computer-based test. Perhaps a better method of evaluating competence to carry out a specific role is to examine the skills and experience that an individual has demonstrated in his/her work. Continue reading

7 years, 11 months ago

A kind of change-of-year review

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when it’s worthwhile reflecting on the old adage that we overestimate what we can do in a week, or a month, but underestimate what we can do in a whole year.
Right now I’m in one of those dreaded between-project spaces where nothing much seems to be happening. On […]