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Clickflation (noun): Clicking More, and Getting Less Done

I would like to bring attention to a catchy new term that is suggestive, meaningful, memorable, and reflective of many challenges within the present IT climate. The term invokes a particular, real, tangible business problem -- and perhaps also a metric -- that underscores why technology vision and leadership are so important within our complex and evolving enterprise landscape.... read more

  • 13 August 2014
  • Post by Evan Rosenfield

Integration Basics Part I: How to Tell if System Integration is Even Possible

Have you ever wondered whether it would be possible to bind together a particular collection of separate software products into a unified, consolidated application with all of the combined functionality of the constituent components? If so, this new series of articles is being written just for you.... read more

  • 08 July 2014
  • Post by Evan Rosenfield

Automation with Eggplant Functional

If you haven’t read my previous blog post about test automation or aren’t familiar with Regression Automation, it might be a good idea for you to get up to speed on that before reading this piece. So now we understand a bit more about Automation. How about Eggplant? What is it? How can it be used?... read more

  • 12 May 2014
  • Post by Brett Amundsen

Agile Requirements Gathering with Confluence and JIRA

I'll be honest, requirements gathering is not why I got into the software business. I got in software to code; it's what I loved to do and what the client wanted, I thought.... read more

  • 30 April 2014
  • Post by John Gordon

How to Procure IT: A Noteworthy Technique

Procurement of contemporary software applications presents some significant challenges. When procurement is done well, bidders can prepare proposals with confidence, and buyers can treat pricing as though it were accurate. This ideal scenario generally necessitates that a buyer has provided sufficient product detail to prospective vendors.... read more

  • 29 April 2014
  • Post by Evan Rosenfield

Portland Webworks Named Webby Honoree for Idalink

Portland Webworks was recently selected as an Official Honoree in the Government category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards for its work with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.... read more

  • 16 April 2014
  • Post by Tom Lovering



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