Valid help

March 6, 2009 – 10:37 pm

This is the article I published on “Genova Impresa”, the Confindustria Genova bi-monthly newspaper.   From my eight great-grandparents, four grandparents and (May God help and keep them!) two parents, I came to this World halfway through 1980. In my genetic baggage (ramshackle, like everyone’s, for the great weight accumulated by the accumulated debits of scatter-brained […]

Un valido aiuto

March 6, 2009 – 6:16 pm

Dopo una lungo periodo di “silenzio” su questo blog (perche’ spendo il mio tempo “a fare” e non “a dire”), riporto di seguito il testo in lingua italiana dell’articolo pubblicato sull’edizione 1-2009 di “Genova Impresa”, bimestrale edito da Confindustria Genova. A breve sara’ disponibile anche la traduzione inglese.   Dai miei otto bisnonni, quattro nonni […]

AITech-Assinform annual report

February 27, 2007 – 9:50 pm

Today I attended a meeting, which I had been invited to by AITech-Assinform (Italian Association for Information Technology) in Milan. This event intended, as usual, to give a detailed preview of the “Report on IT, TLC and multimedia 2006” to the associated members. During the general manager of AITech-Assinform speech, Federico Barilli showed one more […]

It is not a matter of instruction

January 20, 2007 – 7:55 pm

The more times I meet so called “IT professionals”, the more times I regretfully find out the inability of “business-decision-makers” to estimate IT competencies. The complexity inside new technologies can make crazy anyone who has not chosen to be a technician, but it is my opinion that anyone can get a trustworthy evaluation about the […]

Outsourcing IT for small business

January 17, 2007 – 9:00 pm

Recently I read some articles about the outsourcing model and the implications it could have in a small business scenario. Many people who have written about this topic say that the main reason for a small company to use an outsourced IT model would be to cut the licensing, purchasing or maintenance costs of their […]

What are Italian schools delivering?

November 28, 2006 – 4:30 pm

Some days ago I reviewed the study plans of one of the ITIS (Italian Institutes of Industrial Technology) that I had been interested in when I still was not a certified IT professional. What shocked me (and what is frightening almost everyone who is interested in becoming an IT professional in Italy) was the unbelievable […]

Technical Racism

November 27, 2006 – 5:00 pm

Did you ever notice there is a universally accepted discrimination about professional roles in IT staffs? All of us have surely heard the expressions “first level support” and “second level support”, what it does stands for you? When I was first employed in an IT staff at a big company I noticed that there was […]

What is IT?

November 8, 2006 – 6:20 pm

In my previous post “A case of Innovation” I wrote a little bit about what I do and how I do it. Some readers, who do not know me, might have been a little confused about me showing a successful IT project as a rare innovative case history, so I would like to explain one […]

A case of innovation

October 30, 2006 – 9:05 pm

  Every day I hear somebody speaking or writing about “Innovation”: it seems to be the password to gain access to the forum of the high-tech debates. How many times have I heard it while attending meetings, conferences or seminars in the halls of Confindustria Genova, and every time it was pronounced, it was misspelled or misunderstood […]

The project’s birth

October 13, 2006 – 5:10 pm

Some time ago, after having successfully completed a number of large-scale IT projects, I had a chance to view the world of small companies. A unique aspect of the Italian economy is the large number of small-size businesses working in the market, and I realized that it is a very interesting and exciting aspect of our society. The Italian […]