Bronchitis. I catch it a lot. Rotten experience. It's like an invisible elephant is sitting on your chest. And the drugs are mind-numbing. Got it now. Shivering under a blanket in 90 degree weather. But, it'll pass. And, in the meantime, if I write something weird...well, let's blame it on the drugs, OK?
Had a chat with a dear old friend this week. Middle-manager for a Fortune 500 corporation. Big Oracle customer. Lots of (more...)
In six years Microsoft has come from almost zero corporate knowledge about how cloud computing works to it being an integral part of their strategy. Sure back in early 2008 there were some pieces of Microsoft that knew about cloud but that really wasn't a corporate view it was what a very few people inside the company knew.
How do I know this? Well back in 2008 I was sitting on the top of a
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Stitching matters. Stitching holds disparate components and materials together in a form something close to what we had in mind as a solution to a problem. Could be clothes. Could be wicker baskets. In the tech world, stitching things together typically involves integrating components or services together into a unified solution. And it matters. A lot.
I have a few applications on my mobile platforms that rely on integrated (more...)
I had great fun—and learned a lot in the process—by taking part in an internal Oracle hackathon using Estimote beacons. I joined a team developing a find food fast app using sensors, cleverly named iBacon (iBeacon, iBacon, geddit?).
iBacon didn’t win.
But what we achieved in those three days of the hackathon really knocked me out. It taught me a lot about teamwork and flexible working, and gave me a real-world insight into how (more...)
On Monday, a U.S. judge gave Microsoft control of 22 domains owned by domain hosting service No-IP.com. Microsoft intended to filter out some domains used by malware, but promptly screwed up. The result was that millions of legitimate users could not access their servers.
This will happen again and again as infrastructure moves to centralized cloud providers. What do you think will happen if the server just above yours in the server rack (more...)
So now that we've heard the Oracle FY14 Q4 financial results, what did we learn? Most noticeably, Oracle continues to be a company in transition...and that transition is beginning to take hold. Changing a company and an ecosystem as large as Oracle's is like turning a battleship...it takes time. But we have some pretty clear evidence that the battleship is turning.
Let's look at the numbers for a minute. Oracle's SaaS and PaaS (more...)
There’s no time to kill between the cradle and the grave
Father Time still takes a toll on every minute that you save
Legal tenders never gonna change the number of your days
The highest cost of livin’s dyin’, that’s one everybody pays
So have it spent before you get the bill, there’s no time to kill