Waiting for a train: a.m. insight
By Bob Rhubart-Oracle on Aug 19, 2008
At 5:00 a.m. on any given morning, I'm in bed, curled into the fetal position, snoring slightly, and maybe drooling a little, with two hours to go before I rain down the first of a series of blows on my clock radio's snooze button. Not so with ORCLVille's Floyd Teter.
Five a.m. yesterday found Floyd on a train platform, with brain fully engaged, drawing an intellectual dotted line to connect the Oracle" Excellence Awards, globalization, Thomas Friedman, and the future of enterprise software...
[M]aybe one of the big value propositions for enterprise apps should be the ability to support the decomposition and distribution of work at increasingly lower levels of granularity. This could be a very appealing business proposition to global enterprises (and, when it comes down to it, aren't we all global enterprises?). I see the potential for this type of thing with Fusion Middleware, especially BPEL and composite apps. Don't see it so much in the packaged apps world, although Fusion Apps may eventually represent an incremental move in that direction.
You can follow Floyd's train of thought in his post: ORCLville: Globalization at 5 a.m.
Maybe I should start getting up earlier...