Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

App Development Platforms are used to unify app development in a large company or website. Gartner rates the major players here.

Figure 1.Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

Aboard a Cargo Colossus: Maersk’s New Container Ships
No Panama canal for these guys.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/business/international/aboard-a-cargo-colossus-maersks-new-container-ships.html

Government CIOs Urged to Hire IT Workers With Soft Skills

 
Woops, now the government needs to hire IT people with skills in relating to people and getting projects done! What a surprise, it has always been so.  (reposted from my google+ site!)

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Government CIOs Urged to Hire IT Workers With Soft Skills | CIO.

Ever since the 1980s when i was an IT executive, it was clear that IT people with skills at working in teams and dealing with users were a treasure.  Those that had their head in a terminal or who could not understand the business reason why software was needed had little value for the organization.  As the article states, technology is making such faults more intolerable.
So, IT practitioners, get out there and improve your business functional skills and understanding! Work on a team! get used to ambiguity and to compromising with your users and customers!

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