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the state of prISM

How is the prISM Institute progressing? Know what it is? No, most people don't.

Software is free like a puppy is free

Sofware is free like a puppy is free: the ongoing costs of ownership outweigh the initial price.

Tracking citizens

Wanting to be off-grid reflects more on the individual than on the society they are in.

the Kingdom of SIAM

There's a new buzzword on the block: SIAM, service integration and management.

Release management: landing airplanes

It's all very well to talk about "release trains" of interdependent changes as if in a sequence, but meanwhile in the real world it's a complex business scheduling inter-dependent and conflicting releases.

Dont blame the tool: squeeze the asset, fix the behaviour

Organisations are far too quick to blame their software tools for their woes.

Suggestions for RealIT Radio

RealIT RadioMy new podcast series, RealIT Radio, now has five episodes. I'm interested in feedback and suggestions please.

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That which cannot be measured...

Just because you can't - or don't - measure something doesn't mean you can't manage or improve it.

Changes to user interface

So I'm in a meetign with a senior client (CIO actually), and we've finished working something out on the whiteboard, so I take a photo of it, and whist still continuing to talk to him I "share" the photo to Evernote before I forget. Easy to tag and save it while still talking right? Wrong.

ITIL exams have fallen 11% in the last year

According to Axelos numbers for the first half of 2014, ITIL exams worldwide have fallen 11% compared to the first half of 2013.

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