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PMOs – destined to fail?

I was reading with interest an article published by Cranfield School of Management1 on the subject of PMOs. Our research shows that around 70% of large organisations have some form of PMO. But our research also shows that, whilst some can be shown to contribute to increased project and programme success rates, others are less effective. Overall, it appears organisations have a PMO for one or more of the following reasons: To reduce...

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5 Reasons to Reject the WebKit Monoculture

Opera’s WebKit announcement has divided developer opinion. Some are pleased there are fewer rendering engines to support (not that many developers actively tested Opera). Others state this is the beginning of the WebKit monoculture and IE6-like doom is upon us. The truth is somewhere in between but there are several reasons for concern. 1. WebKit != IE6, but… WebKit is an open source rendering engine. It is not owned or...

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MongoDB : couldn't open /data/db/yourdb.ns errno:13 Permission denied

Starting MongoDB server, it shows error “Permission denied” on one of the database and shutdown the server automatically. $ mongod Fri Mar 8 22:54:46 [initandlisten] MongoDB starting : pid=13492 port=27017 dbpath=/data/db/ 64-bit host=Yongs-MacBook-Air.local //... Fri Mar 8 22:54:46 [initandlisten] journal dir=/data/db/journal Fri Mar 8 22:54:46 [initandlisten] recover : no journal files present, no recovery...

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Exchange Server Jetstress 2013 Tool

Exchange JetStress 2013 has just been released and is available for download here! The changes are listed below, but the main ones include improved reports with Lost Flush* detection (an ESE improvement made in Exchange 2010 was the introduction of the Lost Flush detection mechanism which takes care of logical corruption) and a new option to allow JetStress to continue running even if a disk fails (obviously assuming there are other...

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How to convert Java String to int or Integer - valueOf vs parseInt

There are 3 main ways to convert String to int in Java, using constructor of Integer class, parseInt() method of java.lang.Integer and Integer.valueOf() method. Though all those method returns instance of java.lang.Integer, which is a wrapper class for primitive int value, it's easy to convert Integer to int in Java. From Java 5, you don't need to do anything, autoboxing will automatically convert Integer to int. For Java 1.4 or...