Put it in the Store – The new paradigm of enterprise social asset sharing and reuse: Just put it in the store.

History (in other words you can skip this part :))   When I created publish / subscribe at TIBCO we used to think of putting everything “on the bus.”  The “bus” idea referred to a hardware bus.  If you know how hardware works information flows between devices in a computer on a set of wires called a […]

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Software Development today, Cool APIs, Open Source, Scala, Ruby, Chef, Puppet, IntelliJ, Storm, Kafka

What is software development like today? A complaint I heard from a CIO recently was that when talking to the high flying technologists at his firm he said:  “they talked in strange names, Kafka this, docker that.  Names of open source projects, APIs and languages that make him wonder if these people can program or just […]

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Bigdata and Privacy

I believe we need to have new laws to deal with the accuracy of information being held about people and the duration that data can be held.   For instance, no company should need information about you for more than 3 years duration without your explicit permission, not permission in a 20 page “legal disclosure” […]

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CIO: Enterprise Refactoring and Technology Renewal: How do you become a profit center to the Enterprise?

CIO’s are being asked more and more to consider being a profit center or at least to reuse the assets they have to reduce costs.   They are also being asked to be more agile and to deliver products faster.   Some CIOs are being asked to be more entrepreneurial, to facilitate people trying new […]

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BigData All the time NSA for you

We are at O’Reilly’s BigData Conference Strata in Santa Clara.  The halls are bustling.  Bigdata is doing well.  The WSO2 theme for the show is “NSA for you.”  This has attracted a lot of attention.  Most people seem to like the reference to the NSA’s recent notoriety.     One person came by the booth […]

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