Once each year completes I try to do a run down of which posts have garnered the most attention during the last 12 months, both on this blog and on the Fusion Weekly newsletter. Here are the most viewed stories from 2014.
Fusion Weekly Newsletter
Our Fusion newsletter is more than a year newer than our PeopleSoft one and consequently the subscriber base is a lot smaller. Despite this it still more than doubled in size during 2014.
Voor februari 2015 staan er diverse presentaties op de planning met name op het gebied van architectuur en agile:
Kennissesies agile architectuur bij Ordina
Op 5 februari organiseert Ordina een kennissessie over agile architectuur in de praktijk. Net als op het LAC zal ik een presentatie houden over de waarde van architectuur en time-to-market. Waarin ik laat zien dat juist architectuur waarde en snelheid kan bieden bij de time-to-market. Dit aan de (more...)
A few facts first:
This is a rant:
- I love Social Media
- I love getting a mention on social media
- The rant is about the gamification of social media, and why the term 'Top Influencers' is wrong
- Influence is difficult to measure, reach is not.
- Social Media is an incredibly important platform for people who influence, especially those non traditional influencers. (more...)
Today I was lucky enough to attend a pre-release workshop for OTBI-E (Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence for the Enterprise). The product is currently in controlled release but is going to be generally available very soon.
What is OTBI-E?
OTBI-E fills the gap between OTBI Standard (which is more operational in nature, reporting against the transactional database and for line managers to perform real-time BI) and the full OBIA (which is a fully-fledged data warehouse solution, delivered (more...)
I said in the summary blog, the problem with being passionate is you get defensive when challenged, well here is another of my rants:
This week we had the review of 2014 and looked at feedback. Please never stop giving feedback it (more...)
Wikapedia says A Self fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behaviour.
First my own self fulfilling prophecy - this post will be controversial, but when I first started blogging that was the advice I got from my employer, if your blog is to make people think and you want people to keep (more...)
The problem with being passionate about something is when things are then criticised you get very dis-heartened and in turn very defensive, so this set of posts are an honest, heart-on-sleeve rant of why things happen, not always perfectly but defiantly for the best of reasons.
Somewhere there is a scientific law that says if a conference finishes at xx o'clock people will leave early. It does not matter if it is a one day (more...)
I, on behalf of UKOUG have read the Open Letter to Oracle from The Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) and actually applaud the 7 steps as best practice, although do not necessarily see them as direct indictments against Oracle.
When CCL published their survey quoted in the open letter, UKOUG responded through the press pointing out that Martin Thompson of CCL had attended, and in fact addressed the audience at our Licensing event last year, (more...)