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Exploration of the edges of our current understanding

Exploration is the action of exploring an unfamiliar area.  Yet is there really anywhere left to explore?  Oh yes there is you just haven’t gone there yet! Ever think, I’m bored?  As part of staving off “the boredom of repetition” we are encouraged to “try new things”. Yet given global transport, global knowledge and all the information in the world is …

Standard measures and the problems they pose

Standard measures are internationally approved amounts and counts to help countries inter-operate.  Yet for programmers they pose massive challenges. This article looks at some of the most common measures and how they pose challenges when internationally used. Based on over a decade of writing systems for international use here are some of the primary challenges I’ve encountered and how I …

CRM Governance and your ongoing CRM Strategy

CRM Governance and Interaction review represent ongoing work and the second part of a CRM Strategy implementation plan discussion. The first part of this article is the creation of a CRM Strategy. The approach here is to provide concrete academic examples to reinforce your arguments and approach to managing CRM in your organisation. How we got here CRM Governance Interactions …

CRM Strategy a formal approach for your business

CRM Strategy is a formal structured approach on implementing CRM and what it represents to your business, no matter the size. Formal researched papers offer factual insight.   This articles goes through a number of the formal considerations for developing a CRM strategy based on academic research.   When I’ve been put on the spot “why do you argue that?”  I …

Hype Cycle. Staying ahead of the curve but what curve?

Hype Cycle is a visualisation by Gartner which provides an insight into current ideas and their trending. Reading and interpreting the infographic can be a bit daunting at first.  This article hopes to explain how to use them. As a game of “do I know what that means”  hype cycles prove useful in sense checking if you’re up with the …

Critical thinking and the joy of counterpoint

Critical thinking requires you to examine both sides of a discussion.  Counterpoint encourages working together. How do you use these approaches? This article examines these two view points.  Whilst seemingly opposed they are strangely sympathetic.  They also serve to improve your management skills. Start simple because it is How to get the conversation going Learning critical thinking [read more=”Read more” …

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Heroes of the IT Tallaght Computing Department through the years

Hero is defined as a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.  This article is dedicated to the lecturers and team in IT Tallaght over the years that have helped shaped my career and capabilities.  Some of my heroes. Everyone in life deserves recognition for their contribution to other’s lives.  This article is dedicated as a …