Author: Jeff Sili

Mightier than the Pen

In 1839, Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote in his play Richelieu, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” In this, Bulwer-Lytton meant to say that communicating thoughts was more powerful in effecting change than committing acts of violence through war. But might there be something more powerful than the pen? Systems engineers …

A Systems Engineer Grows Up

By Jeff Sili, Vitech Principal Systems Engineer Silicon Valley icon and industrial designer Steve Jobs had a favorite dictum when he spoke to young audiences. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you …

Turkey Talk – Round 2

By Bethany Maddox, Vitech Customer Care Specialist Last year I shared with you Layer 1 of planning a holiday feast using a systems approach. We defined our requirements, considers concerns, identified risks, and even started thinking about our architecture at a high level. Let’s quickly review. Here’s what my requirements …

User Names in CORE Server

By Bethany Maddox, Vitech Customer Support Specialist Occasionally, I get a “classic” support case and last week just that happened. A CORE™ user told me that he imported a data file and it appeared to work, but produced a conflict file. Then he couldn’t see the project. He imported again …