Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • Let’s Focus on Ops
    October 22, 2018
  • The Future of Jobs in IT
    October 15, 2018
  • Jobs in IT are Very Diverse
    October 8, 2018
  • Who Does What Job in IT?
    October 1, 2018
  • Skills, Experience and Accreditations for Project Management
    September 24, 2018
  • Simple and Lasting Ideas

    Years ago, when I was a student I was assigned a textbook. It was an introduction to Business Computer Systems. The author’s—David M. Kroenke—books were (and still are) used in undergraduate computer information systems and master’s level business courses in management information systems.

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    Posted: May 22, 2017 |

    Natural Alignments of Styles and Methods

    This is the last post in a brief series on how applications are developed, with a focus on development methods and architectural styles. There’s a natural alignment between certain methods and styles—an alignment that can be found between waterfall and monolithic applications, along with agile and microservices. These are just two examples. I explore these examples of natural alignment in this final post of the series.

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    Posted: May 15, 2017 |

    What Determines Development Methods and Architectural Styles?

    This is the second in a series on how applications are developed, with a focus on development methods and architectural styles that are gaining in significance. As I remarked last week, methods aren’t the same as styles and some pairings work better together than others. This discussion examines different factors that impact choices and pairings.

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    Posted: May 8, 2017 |

    Development Methods and Architectural Styles

    This is the first in a series on how applications are developed, with a focus on development methods and architectural styles that are gaining in significance. Methods aren’t the same as styles and some pairings work well together. This discussion starts with a bit of history.

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    Posted: May 1, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Digital Business

    This is the last post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on digital business and how new systems of engagement (e.g., cloud and mobile devices) are changing the ways business is conducted through IT.

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    Posted: April 24, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Java

    This is the ninth post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on the Java programming language. Remember when Java was new?

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    Posted: April 17, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Business Intelligence and Business Analytics

    This is the eighth post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. In this brief article, I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on the subjects of business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA). Has BI and BA entered a new era in extracting insights from data?

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    Posted: April 10, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services

    This is the seventh post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. In this post, I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on the subject of integration, and a discussion on service oriented architecture (SOA) and web services like representational state transfer (REST) and simple object access protocol (SOAP).

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    Posted: April 3, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Security

    This is the sixth post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. In this post, I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis by looking at the interesting and complex topic of security.

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    Posted: March 27, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Open-Source Software

    This is the fifth post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. In this post, I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis of trends, this time looking at open-source software.

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    Posted: March 20, 2017 |

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