Tag Archives: work-pratice

Banning security software to increase security is the wrong appraoch

Something is really really wrong when an IT department ban installing something that will improve security, like installing recognised encryption software or a password manager. I am told the IT departments control the software that can be installed to increase security…. something don’t add up here. Advertisements

How to lose the ability to win by doing better work

What a great and true quote: An organization that wins by exercising power starts to lose the ability to win by doing better work. – Paul Graham Most knowledge based companies only keep their position for short time unless they continue to improve so it is surprising how often you see this kind of company […]

Agile is a mindset not a methodology

Agile is a hot word in software development and there are many articles written about Agile, or not so Agile, software development. Most articles focus on the methodology but Mark W. Schumann has written an interesting blog post that looks at what is required for success with Agile development. One of the interesting points is […]

Rough applications or useful tools ?

Most corporate IT departments are trying to ensure only a small approved set of application is used. I have even see a company that runs a big internet site, trying to ban 500+ engineers from downloading free stuff from the internet, was pretty funny and show how out of touch some IT departments are with […]

Freedom to surf makes staff more productive

A research project from The University of Melbourne shows “People who do surf the Internet for fun at work – within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time in the office – are more productive by about 9% than those who don’t,” he says. This raises the question why some IT […]

Use of collaboration and social networking tools in business

I just came across an article in Computing about how businesses begin to use collaboration and social networking tools. This is an area where many companies in my view don’t use available tools just because they are see as consumer graded, despite the can benefit an organisation by improving how they work across organisation boundaries. […]

Instant messaging do not leads to more interruptions

A common reason for not using instant messaging tool in the workplace is a perception that this kind of tools leads to more interruption. I feel instant message tools can be very useful, not just internally in an organisation but also as a way of working with suppliers. However the perception of more interruptions has […]