Aspen InfoPlus.21®

For my personal learning from Aspen InfoPlus.21 It’s an information management system for real-time manufacturing processes. Basically you buy an empty box. On top you can purchase additional applications, for instance: Batch.21 to track batches. AspenCalc to create specific calculations without programming. Aspen CIM-IO for interfaces to plant measurements. Aspen SQLplus, it’s a real-time applications … Read more

Control-M (batch scheduling)

For my personal learning (from Wikipedia) Control-M is workload automation (traditionally called batch scheduling) software produced by BMC Software, originally written for mainframes but also available for distributed computing platforms including Unix, Windows, Linux and OpenVMS environments. BMC Software claims that Control-M is the most widely used scheduling software in large enterprises. It has many … Read more

Selling SAAS to the wrong people

A drastic way of showing a sales scenario. An IT lead visit one of his providers to talk about SAAS and he comes convinced that cost reduction is one of the benefits he is going to get. His CEO is pushing him to reduce costs and SAAS seems to be the new IT trend will … Read more

Captain Obvious

This week one of the team mates, were sending mails ensuring details of a project definition. He finalized the e-mails signing as “Captain Obvious” excusing about he was asking for easy facts but that in his position he needed to know the written answer. I was copied in some of these mails and I replied … Read more

Informal learning

I have found this picture that illustrates something that happens since lot of time in learning. From the different pictures, I have extracted this one, that is not just time to learn, it’s time to be with your colleagues:

What a client looks for

As part of my learning process I just want to write a brief list of basicthings: Be prepared, Demonstrate initiative, Demonstrate a special interest in me, Make me feel confortable, Give me ideas and suggestions, Provide evidence for your assertions, Show an understanding for my role, Let me acknowledge the opportunity, Give me options, Add … Read more