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  ** A Martial Art Moment **      The W.T.F. (World TaeKwonDo Federation) uses poomsae (a Korean word meaning "pattern") for training the martial art students body and mind. Poomsaes originate from the book 'I Ching', a Chinese oracle. Th...
I have been a little bit stubborn on my concession that cloud computing is really going to be the wave of the future. Though lately I have been playing with a lot of cloud related technologies and am hooked. Spin up 10 (or 100) Linux servers in a minute from a web page with no [...]
JavaFX is a new scripting language from Sun (I guess now from Oracle) for building Java-based rich user interfaces for the Web, mobile, desktop and even TV. There are plenty of sources on the Internet the predicted or predict the death of JavaFX. Based on what Oracle said few weeks ago...
The clip below is Larry Ellison giving some context on the Oracle Acquisition of Sun.  His mantra: complete, integrated, focused on business value for customers. I have more context and opinions coming in a follow-on post. Related posts:What does the Oracle-Sun news mean for enterpr...
Rapid Application Development Environments This topic always generates a lot of discussion, so I’m sure this [...]
In sales and marketing, it’s the ultimate question. How do you get the right information in front of a prospect at the right time? It’s especially tricky now that customers self-direct their learning online. As you grow your stable of customer case studies and success stori...
Oracle customers reveal main concerns about deal:• Potential loss of vendor leverage and increased dependency on Oracle• Questions on strategic intent for platform and software products• Changes to the culture of Oracle and Sun Edinburgh, 28th January 2010 - In respon...
Nuclear Power Plant Extends 23 Year Engagement with Oracle by Collaborating to Define Industry Requirements and by Relying on the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1Redwood Shores, Calif., - January 28, 2010• Nuklearna Elektrarna Krsko (NEK), Slovenia's and Croatia's only nuclea...
So finally the European Union gave the green signal to Oracle’s acquisition of Sun yesterday. In anticipation, there is a planned update on Oracle’s Sun strategy next week. It’s funny. Another news making rounds are the billboards in New York, San Francisco, and Atlan...
Some time back I talked about ‘repurposing of technology’ in one of my blogs. Intent there was really to explore the trends of different types of adoption of technology products and question the hypothesis of alignment of the technology usage with the product vendor roadmaps. That’s m...
Oracle & Quocirca Report Shows Businesses Acknowledging Role of Finance in Monitoring Performance across All Operations; Stakeholder Engagement Is Still LowReading, UK - January 19th, 2010News FactsOracle today launches Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Index II - the ...
As some of you may have already heard, 2009 was a spectacular year for Layer 7. Despite the economic downturn—leading to the “flat is the new up” quip around the Valley—we actually grew more than in any year previous. In fact, we’ve grown steadily year-over-year for t...
Keeping your storage performance up to par can be a challenge, especially in a heterogeneous enterprise environment. More and more, you need to have an architecture for your storage needs that is compliant with industry standards, can be deployed quickly, is agile enough to manage and ...
With recent acquisition in BPM and SOA space, it is clear that those vendors who positioned themselves SOA vendor is feeling the pinch without a solid BPM offering. Now that IBM has acquired Lombardi and Progress has acquired Savvion it... Manas Kumar Sarkar
XML Gateways are generally available as hardware-only, software-only, or with the option of hardware or software. One of the great advantages of the software option is that it means the XML Gateway can be deployed in a virtualized environment. However,
Thales delivers scalability and continuous availability to organizations to help safeguard mission-critical systems and information with a complete portfolio of HSMsThales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces nShield Connect 500 and nShield Connect 1500...
Looking down my blogroll earlier today, I see "A message from Jamie Lewis". Jamie is the CEO of Burton Group, and always worth listening to, especially at his Catalyst talks. So, I click on the link and read that Burton has been acquired by Gartner! Analyst consolidation continues into...
We've added some SQL reference material to our site: http://www.werysoft.com/SQLReferences/SQLReference.aspx This SQL reference material shows how to query system tables for things like table, stored procedure, view and trigger lists. There are versions of the SQL for SQL Server, Ora...
Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer. I hate those end of year lists, made especially tiresome this year being the end of the decade (which really doesn’t end until next year, but we won’t get into that). Nevertheless, I will call your attention to this list where I reside at #26: Ulitze...
ERP software implementations can be tricky, so ERP accelerators are a welcome opportunity to help companies implement more quickly and cost effectively.  As we’ve highlighted in our ERP research, 93% of the time an ERP implementation takes longer than expected, while 65% cost mor...
I hate to make new year's resolutions like a new diet program or another trainer at my local gym. I also usually never bother with annual predictions either, for that matter. One exception to that personal rule is the long over due sale of TIBCO Software. Since Oracle's bloody murder a...
I'm off to Seoul, South Korea next week, but before I leave I wanted to give you a little holiday gift, yes, the gift of my prognostication. Before I do, as anyone who routinely reads my blog will understand, all I pretty much do is attempt predict the future. As an entrepreneur that h...
The other day it dawned on me what do NAS, NASA and NASCAR have in common? Several things in addition to all starting with the letters NAS it turns out. For example, they all deal with round objects, NAS or Network Attached storage involved with circular spinning disk drives, NASA or N...
Recently I blogged about Upgrading WLS using the Oracle Smart Update utility. We discovered that while this utility will happily patch our developers' machines, we had h3lls own trouble trying to get it to work on our server. After much head scratching, gritting of teeth, yelling, be...
A few weeks ago, we did a webinar about GoGrid’s new Content Delivery Network which is now available for all GoGrid users. Some of the important features that the GoGrid CDN includes are: Website Acceleration — faster page load times for your website Large Object Download Ser...
Analysts, bloggers and mainstream media have spent 2009 promoting cloud computing as “the next big thing” that will revolutionize the way companies buy and use computing power. But beyond the hype and the C-level interest in an exciting trend, there’s value to the clo...
Together with one of our partners, Tricore Solutions, we are working with a number of Oracle customers to reduce cost and drive efficiency for database backups. TriCore is recognized as one of Oracle's leading partners delivering a suite of services for enterprise accounts. read more
Application Helps Network Operators Drive New Revenue from Mobile Marketing and Advertising Redwood Shores, Calif. - December 7, 2009 News Facts • Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Communications Marketing and Advertising, a new application that enables network ...
Disaster strikes. Your primary place of business is destroyed by a fire tomorrow, are you prepared to recover? According to the historical statistics, fires permanently close 44 percent of the businesses that are affected. Business continuity planning is the creation and validation of ...
I've been traveling so there is a bit of a back log of news. In case you missed this, The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), working for the EU Institutions and Member States has released a Cloud Computing Risk Assessment report. ENISA is the EU’s response to Inf...
Oracle provides the Smart Update utility to upgrade WebLogic Server installations between versions, or to apply specific patches applied by Oracle Support. This post considers upgrading a 10.3.1 server to 10.3.2, not applying patches. As usual your mileage may vary so be diligent in c...
Es preocupante enterarnos que la UE ha retrazado hasta Enero 2010, la autorizacion para la fusion de Oracle y SUN , debido a la reticencia que tiene Europa a que Oracle tenga el control de MySQL , el popular DBMS, que supondria a dicha empresa un cuota
Or, to rephrase that famous Kennedy quote, "ask not what SOA can do for you, but ask what you can do to improve your business!" This is a really important question because I believe that the person seeking this information is not alone in attempting to identify real value of investing ...
Oracle to Demonstrate Smart Strategies in Human Resources, Customer Relationship Management, Performance Management and the Public Sector London, UK - 16th November, 2009News Facts• Oracle today invited its partners and customers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EM...
Organisations can now reap the significant benefits of an outbound customer email and mobile communication platform that integrates data from all business processes and channels including: email-marketing, CRM, transactional messaging, service information, billing and purchase confirma...
Milton Keynes, 9th November 2009, ReadSoft, a leading global provider of software solutions for Document Automation, was awarded the 'Email product of year' prize for its DOCUMENT for Mailrooms product at this year's DM awards. The event was held in London on 22nd October. Readsoft wa...
Vordel's annual user conference, VordelWorld, kicks off this evening with registration followed by a Drinks Reception in the Radisson Blu on Golden Lane in Dublin's city center. Main sessions, including talks by Amazon, Burton Group, Oracle, CA, Cross
Between OOW and the AUSOUG conferences it's a bit of a slow blogging time for me, while presentation preparation takes priority. With a little spare time I thought I'd share this photo of some recent booty (and before you get all excited, that's arrrrgh "Pirate" booty, not the other s...
Was today the day the music died? (click here or here if you are not familar with the expression) Add another three letter acronym (TLA) to your IT vocabulary if you are involved with server, storage, networking, virtualization, security and related infrastructure resource manag...