Oracle ACE Directors Basheer Khan (CEO, Innowave Technology) and Mark Simpson (SOA Practice Director, Griffiths Waite), along with David Chappell (VP and Chief SOA Technologist, Oracle) and Mans Bhuller (Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, Oracle) discuss software architecture in 2009.
"Architecture plays a critical role. To actually build an advisory organization, you must categorize both the technology and the business into manageable domains where people can build expertise. Where does this categorization come from? Architecture. Taking a project-first approach is backwards. Projects should not define the categories and the architecture, the categories and desired architecture should define the projects." -- Todd Biske
The third of a four-part series on virtualization and cloud topics from Ivo Dujmovic, an architect in Oracle's Applications Technology Integration group.
"Data is still insufficiently seen as an asset. Any employee that handles money or materials in the same way data is usually handled, would probably get fired immediately." -- Frank Buytendijk
"Beyond the low-hanging fruit, i.e. collaboration, empowerment, networking, information access, etc. there aren’t a lot of examples that would cause a CIO to whip out the proverbial checkbook." -- Jake Kuramoto