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January 2006 Archives

If you use Oracle this post is a must read. A very interesting piece regarding Oracle's “Half Way to Fusion” announcement in San Francisco this past week. The story/article stars members of the Oracle executive team in a rerun of the A-Team.

The piece stars:
Charles Phillips, President, a.k.a. Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith
Thomas Kurian, SVP Oracle Server Technologies Development, a.k.a. Captain "Howlin' Mad" Murdock
John Wookey, SVP of Applications Development, a.k.a. Sergeant Bosco "B.A." Baracus
Larry Elison, Chairman and CEO, a.k.a. Lieutenant Templeton "Face" Peck

Its a pretty funny piece, give it a read.

Posted January 30, 2006 9:57 PM
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A bit belated but still worth commenting on, January 19th marked the 20th anniversary of the first computer virus. The virus named "Brain" was built into the boot sector of a floppy disk and passed along as other disks were inserted into the virus carry machine.

By today's standards the virus was actually quite harmless all it did was change the volume name of your disk to "(c) Brain". It's interesting how fast an entire industry was born, Norton Anti Virus hit the scene in 1990 and soon was tracking and battling 1,500 known viruses. Today over 150,000 viruses are alive and well in the world of computers.

A great online resource for those of you wanting more info on security check out Schneier on Security

Posted January 29, 2006 1:43 PM
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A while back I mentioned that the folks at Ipedo were doing a survey on the EII marketplace. Well the results are in and the information is great. I won't spoil any of the surprises here but a few of the areas they focused on include the primary drivers for EII projects, where and how companies are implementing the technology, information on data sources, company sizes and more.

They have a special spot on the site so you can access the results, take a look they did a great job on it.

Posted January 24, 2006 4:02 PM
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Its always nice to see people getting along. And I for one am glad to see that Larry (Ellison) and Scott (McNealy) are still buddies. I guess mutual hate and loathing of Microsoft and IBM can be the basis for a business partnership. I'm not too sure which company will get the most out of the deal, Oracle has agreed to keep JAVA for another 10 years and Sun is bundling Oracle on all of its mid and large scale boxes provided that the end user buys a years worth of support from Oracle.

Here's a fun quote from the recent announcement:

Scott McNealy: “We’ve got to get this out of the way: Are you buying Sun?” Ellison retorted that McNealy would have to read about it in the newspapers first, because “Oracle likes to do everything hostilely.”

Interesting things are sure to come from these two companies.

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Posted January 11, 2006 2:53 PM
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Microsoft's strategy to push the Xbox 360 into the market seemed liked a good idea.....at first. They cited the need to "make" the holiday gift season as well as beat there competition to market with new technology as the primary drivers. The amounts of bad press they are receiving because of defects that include over heating, stalling or crashing are making that business decision look like a bad one. Microsoft is reportedly being sued by its unhappy customers.

I just wanted to say if you too have a 360 and need a place to toss it.....send it to me. I have been a Microsoft "beta" tester for years.

Happy News Years!

Posted January 2, 2006 5:31 PM
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