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Software. Hardware. Complete.

June 25, 2010

Software. Hardware. Complete. by David A. Kelly May 2010 : Oracle Magazine The completion of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun in January 2010 was big news for Sun customers, but it’s also big news for Oracle customers and enterprises in general. The combined assets of the two companies offer organizations an unsurpassed breadth of products from […]

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The Virtual Enterprise

June 25, 2010

The Virtual Enterprise by David A. Kelly July 2010 : Oracle Magazine When JP Morgan Chase acquired Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual over a 12-month period, it had to work hard and fast to integrate those large companies. “Acquisitions impact the infrastructure layer in a big way, so you have to be constantly prepared to […]

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Gauging the Possibilities

July 6, 2009

Gauging the Possibilities by David A. Kelly Q2 2009  : Teradata Magazine Saving money and resources wherever and whenever possible is always sound business practice. One smart way to allocate assets is to identify projects that offer a good return on investment (ROI) without extensive up-front costs. That’s where a business impact model (BIM) comes […]

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Doing more with less – IT and the Economy

May 7, 2009

For many IT departments, 2009 is turning out to be the year they’re doing more with less. At more, with a lot less. With a lot more uncertainty. I believe that there’s going to be more pressure on organizations and on IT organizations than we’ve ever seen.

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Using SOA to Create Better Compliance

February 18, 2009

Okay, okay, so SOA isn’t easy. And no one (well, perhaps auditors, governments or shareholders) like compliance. But good compliance can make SOA easier to implement–at least that the gist of Jaimin Patel’s article in Computer Technology Review. Patel, director of business development at WebLayers, a company that focuses on automating SOA, Mainframe and SDLC […]

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Rational Decision Making

February 9, 2009

In his blog, The IT Governance Evangelist Steve Romero from CA brings up a great point about decision-making. From his perspective, decision making is the heart and soul of IT governance. “What decisions are made, who makes them, and how, are the essence of Governance.” And now that the economy is significantly tougher than it’s […]

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Find SOA Success With SOA Registries

September 18, 2008

No matter what I do, I never seem to be able to create an effective filing system for myself. Whether I’m reading a book, surfing the Web, or browsing the newspaper, I’m constantly coming across items of interest that I’d love to be able to file away and reference again in the future. Problem is, […]

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Secrets of SOA Standardization Success

September 11, 2008

In general, it’s hard to get things right. Well, maybe not hard, but it definitely takes more work (or at least more focus) to do just about anything right. Unless you have superhuman abilities, like Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps — but I guess it’s taken even him a huge amount of work to win all […]

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Maximizing User Experience and Perfomance

August 21, 2008

What’s happening? Unfortunately, that’s a question I ask (well, okay, I think it) a few times a week as my laptop seems to go into “zombie mode” — some background service or process suddenly decides it needs to jack up its CPU usage, and I’m left sitting and twiddling my thumbs waiting for a simple […]

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Increasing Productivity and Profitability

August 15, 2008

Increasing Productivity and Profitability by David A. Kelly August, 2008 : Profit Magazine Over the past few years, IT services giant Unisys has embarked on one of the most extensive makeovers in the industry, refocusing itself from a hardware-oriented company to one focused on services and solutions. At the same time, Unisys has also transformed […]

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