Confirmed - Amazon Has An Issue With Counterfeit Goods

Amazon: “Earth’s Most Counterfeit-centric Company”?

Quite a bit of noise has been made over the past 6 months about counterfeit goods invading everyone’s favorite marketplace (Amazon).

I was a bystander until 2 (possibly 3) of our orders over the past 3 months contained counterfeit goods.

Counterfeit Order Number One

My wife, a longtime fan of Clarks shoes, purchased a new pair for work. She calls the brand’s wares ‘forever’ shoes – they build them to last and stand the test of time.

Not this time. Continue reading Amazon: “Earth’s Most Counterfeit-centric Company”?

Define Your Business Rules, Define Your Business Systems

You are in a requirements gathering session. Trying to nail down business rules to help define infrastructure…and getting responses that do not offer definition. Frustration begins to set in as the responses go from bad to worse.

“Let’s just do what’s best practice”

“We don’t want to reinvent the wheel”

“It’s OK to replicate what Company X is doing”

Yikes. Continue reading Define Your Business Rules, Define Your Business Systems