Every so often Marketing strong arms me into delivering a blog post, and seeing as it has been some time since my last one, I wanted to make sure to cover a topic that would be of interest to our intranet IT admins and provide some value for them to better serve their end users. Web Apps & Your Intranet Simply put, intranets are web applications frequently housed within an internal network. In today’s world, end users have exposure in every facet of their lives with web apps (many of them cloud-based) for just about everything from social networking (e.g.
One of my favorite shows when I was a kid growing up was “The Nature of Things” with David Suzuki. Having a keen interest in science and technology, I was naturally drawn to this documentary that aimed to educate those on environmental issues and the impacts of humans on nature. Web applications, like Intranet Connections, exist in their own sophisticated ecosystem comprised of hardware (desktops, mobile devices, and servers), software (application servers, browser clients), runtime environments, and the data these things manage, which all interact and spawn code bugs of various types.
Buzzwords seem to be more popular in the IT industry than perhaps any other. Usually they’re thrown about to sound informed, or in marketing campaigns to attract attention. A number of more recent ones come to mind off the top of my head: the cloud, virtualization, social software, big data, and Web 2.0. But perhaps one of the most popular in the last few years centers on software development methodology: Agile Development. What does it mean when a software company says they are Agile?