I'm spending the latter part of my week at the Utah Oracle User Group Training Days
conference. It's a nice regional conference for me to engage with...it's local to me here in Salt Lake City. So I get to participate in the conference and still go home every night. Pretty sweet.
But being local is not the best thing about this conference. The best thing about this...or most user group conferences, for that (more...)
If you want itHere it is, come and get itMmmm, make your mind up fastIf you want itAnytime, I can give itBut you better hurryCause it may not last
- From "Come And Get It", written by Sir Paul McCartney and originally recorded by Badfinger
I'm watching changes in the SaaS world...some people are keeping up with the changes, and some people are not. The approach (more...)
It's really, really early on a Monday morning as I write this: "zero dark-thirty". Some ideas just refuse to allow sleep until you share them. So, while shivering in the pre-dawn cold, I offer the following for your consideration...
Picture if you will, just for a moment, the idea that your enterprise applications system is like an iceberg. There are the system costs that you can see. Then there are the costs below the water (more...)
plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
-- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, Les Guêpes, January 1849 volume
Translation: the more things change, the more they stay the same.
It's been an interesting first year with Io Consulting...uh, I mean Sierra Cedar, Inc. I've had the opportunity to dig deep into the unique Higher Education marketplace, and to help spread the message about Oracle's Cloud Application Services (more...)
Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I've been.
Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure
Makes me want to go back again.
If it suddenly ended tomorrow,
I could somehow adjust to the fall.
Good times and riches and son of a b*****s,
I've seen more than I can recall
I just came back from the East Coast Oracle User Group conference. Good conference. Lots of solid, technical knowledge being shared. Being there got me to thinking...
Over the past few years, a big concern for people attending conferences is the need to justify their attendance. It's a big deal. And, in my own mine, the only real justification is what you bring back, share and apply post-conference. Let me tell you a story (can (more...)
You had to be hiding under a rock (with no cell or internet service) to miss out on the fact that Oracle was trumpeting cloud messages throughout OpenWorld. Far too much news for one person to track. So I'd like to approach discussing this in a very different way.
Today, I'm simply putting up a link to the best Oracle press release on recent cloud announcements. The release touts the six new platform services for (more...)
Since the prior post here, I've had some people ask why I compared Oracle OpenWorld this year to an avalanche. Well, to be honest, there are two reasons. First, it was certainly an avalanche of news. You can check all the Oracle press releases related to the conference here
(warning: it's pages and pages of information). Second, I'm tired of using the analogy of sipping or drinking from a firehose...time to try something new. (more...)
So I've spent the days since Oracle OpenWorld 14 decompressing...puttering in the garden, BBQing for family, running errands. The idea was to give my mind time to process all the things I saw and heard at OOW this year. Big year - it was like trying to take a sip from a firehose. Developing any clarity around the avalanche of news has been tough.
If you average out all of Oracle's new product development, (more...)