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Insight from Agora Consultants

I’m an Evil Capitalist

Our office location in Toronto is directly on the route from St. James Park to the financial center of Toronto – so we’re fortunate enough to see and hear the Occupy Toronto protestors marching past our building every day.  I will admit that I’ve been intrigued by the Occupy Wall Street movem... [More]

Layton and Jobs – The Ultimate Leadership Test

Here in Canada we have been swept up in the emotions surrounding Jack Layton’s death as the wider business and technology world tries to grasp the significance of Steve Jobs stepping down from his role at Apple yet again.   There have been many similarities noted between the two men. ... [More]

Project Management is What We Do

At Agora, we have two main lines of business.  The core of the company comes from being custom software developers.  We can build you great software or provide you with tools and processes to do it better yourself. From years of doing software development projects, we got very good at “pr... [More]

The Trough Approaches

Last January I wrote a blog post called “Twitter and the Trough of Disillusionment”.  It referred to Gartner’s annual analysis of emerging technology lifecycles.  Micro-blogging, the most notable example being Twitter, was on the downward slope from the Peak of Inflated Expectations toward... [More]

Windows Pain?

Those 17 years old or younger (like my daughters) might recognize the reference to a recent Eminem song.  But there aren’t likely many teenagers reading this blog post instead of updating their Facebook status. The title refers to a couple of events that seem to suggest concern for the future ... [More]

A Bad App is still a Bad App

Alternative title would be “Continued Adventures with my iPad”. As I posted two recently, I have started using an iPad.  It currently sits on our kitchen table, counter or on the couch in the family room.  Great for checking the weather, sports scores, checking (not composing) email etc.&... [More]