SDLC: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

When I was a Professor, my favorite topic of discussion with students was System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases and practices for IT projects.  I enjoyed this discussion because I knew every one of my students; no matter what discipline, no matter what department, would experience this process in their professional life and probably experience […]

Why we need Content Models

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    Introduction: One of the big challenges we face as part of managing web content is to keep up with capturing and maintaining the content’s underlying framework rules and logic in a place where it can be accessed by everyone. We are not talking about documenting the various business logic validations that occur on […]

Migrating to a new Web Content Management System

Over the last two years I’ve noticed several clients starting projects to migrate to new web content management systems (CMS). The maturity of enterprise CMS systems has steadily advanced with automated features and benefits. The time necessary for designing new web pages and publishing them has shortened, and most importantly, the development cycle has diminished […]

Through a Glass Darkly: Technology Trends for 2014

Every year, when possible, I spend the last couple of weeks of the year reflecting back at the period just past and try to pick out what trends I see as being most significant to me. This is not intended as a gee-whiz list so much as a chance to prioritize those technologies, organizations and […]