Break New Ground

links for 2009-06-19

Bob Rhubart
Community Manager, Oracle Groundbreakers Team

  • "Today’s business environment is providing thrills that one could hardly imagine in the decade before -- and there is more to come, " says Gartner's Jim Sinur. "The timing and sophistication of decisions is going to change radically. I would also predict that the technologies employed will become more advanced and combined in new ways. We all know that we have been under serving the decision makers for a long period of time and we have been very reactionary in the process."

  • John Minkjan responds to a request with a list of all available OBIEE images.

  • "One of the major requirements of a mobile strategy is that the mobile device acts as nothing more than a front end display – after all, everyone I know is in love with their iPhone because of its "look and feel", and definitely not its computing power," says Information Week blogger Cristian Sturek. "Before this new version 3.0, cut and paste functionality was unavailable, so good luck trying to get people to do more than just click in your applications. So where should the logic, business logic in particular, run exactly? In your business services, of course!"
    (tags: soa mobile iphone)

  • "Many organizations are pursuing SOA initiatives to achieve business process transparency and agility. While executing on projects you don’t want to lose sight of a reusable inventory of services that you can build for meeting your current and future needs. As much as immediate deliverables are important you should always look for reuse opportunities..." -- Vijay Narayanan

  • "Change is hard, change against people who don't want to change is extremely hard bordering on impossible," writes Steve Jones. "This is where Clint Eastwood can help. Sure Chuck Norris can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head but Clint Eastwood has many more lessons on delivering change in difficult circumstances and presenting different approaches."

  • Oracle ACE Director Chris Ostrowski lists what's on his bookshelf, and offers his opinion on each of the titles. Be sure to check out part one, too.

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