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Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

7 Things Every CIO Should Know About Mobile App Development

04 December 2013  |  5116 views  |  5  |  Recommends 0

Introduction In the years since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 we have seen a huge shift in the power base in the IT world. Probably the most significant change is that your IT department is no longer in total control of the computing power in your business. Everybody is now walking around with the power equivalent of a 1970s mainframe in their...

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Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

Why the 10,000 Hour Rule Matters in Software Development

22 November 2012  |  4834 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Introduction I’ve just recently finished reading two books. The first was “Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, And the Science of Success” by Matthew Syed. He is a British journalist and broadcaster who was the English number one table tennis player for many years In the book he made a number of references to another book which was “Out...

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Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

So You Want Your Software On Time and On Budget?

03 October 2012  |  3862 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Introduction I’ve been working in the software industry for over 30 years and one thing hasn’t changed in that time. Clients, quite understandably, continue to want software delivered on time and on ...

Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

Stop Wasting Money On Software You Don't Need!

10 September 2012  |  4098 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Many years ago I was invited by a UK FTSE 100 company to a meeting to discuss a project to audit one of their legacy applications and to make recommendatio...

Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

7 Reasons Why Software Development Is So Hard

08 August 2012  |  19194 views  |  6  |  Recommends 1

Introduction I’m often asked by lay people why we humans can undertake large construction or engineering projects with relative success and yet we struggle to deliver software projects without bugs a...

Bishwajit ChoudharyNets - Oslo

I trust your passport, BUT ...

10 May 2012  |  2497 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I recall a passionate debate in 2011 with some colleagues on if internationally trusted national passports (sometime in future) will be ever trusted by businesses to allow people access to their premi...

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Ross McGillTConsult Ltd - Yateley

IRS issues new FATCA guidelines

15 July 2011  |  5984 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

IRS yesterday issued Notice 2011-53. This Notice is the third that addresses the US law that was enacted back in March 2010 - the Hiring Incentives to restore Employment Act. Title V of that Act was...

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Marite FerreroCardSwitch Technology - London

Incompatibility in card technology? Not really.

30 October 2009  |  5927 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I decided to write this after seeing a summary of Aite Group’s report concerning U.S. cardholders and their experience abroad. It states that “The promise of ubiquitous card payments acceptance falls...

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Marite FerreroCardSwitch Technology - London

Is the PEN mightier than the PIN?

15 December 2008  |  4999 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Despite chip and pin and its promise to secure card transactions, what makes the PEN still mightier than the PIN? The answer has something to do with interchange fees and security (zero liability for ...

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Elton CaneIndependent - Brisbane

Business practices no longer patentable in the US

31 October 2008  |  4307 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

This ruling is going to have a huge impact on the financial and software industries if it's not overturned on appeal (which I hope it isn't). Interesting to see that State Street Bank started the qu...

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