One of my favorite moovies is Sergio Leone's The Good The Bad and The Ugly.
No Moral considerations are included in The Good's , and the other two's
Many use this film name as titles to articles.
They classify products or people to three categories: The Good, The Bad and
For example, about 15 years ago, when Object Oriented was not yet a
mainstream methodology, I read an article about Object Oriented programming
It was written by PARC, a SmallTalk vendor. According to the Article The Good
is Smalltalk, The Bad is COBOL and the Ugly is C++.
In reality not always the Good survives. Java replaced SmallTalk due to its
enhanced Scalability and better marketing. C++ and COBOL survived.
The Good Customer, unlike the Customer who Knows Everything, knows that he
does not know everything. He is able to estimate his k... (more)
Two years ago I published a post titled: Will Apple Survive until 2021?
Apple is not unique. I published other Vendors Long Term Survival posts e.g.
Google, Microsoft, HP, Software AG, SUN, EMC.
My conclusion was: "My answer is that the probability that it will not
survive is higher than the probability that the other vendors (not including
Software AG and obviously not including SUN) I discussed will not survive".
My habit is to Revisit, when a significant event occurs.
Waze acquisition by Google is a significant event, which should need
Anti-Trust clearance. Perhaps this event, is m... (more)
For decades we are talking about closing the gap between business and IT, but
the gap is still as wide as it was.
In the beginning of the ERP era, we focused on aligning Business Processes
and Core Systems, but in most enterprises we failed.
SOA was the next alignment promise: defining the SOA Services in Business
boundaries instead of Technical boundaries, should narrow the gap. However,
despite of SOA Business Value (Agility and Reuse) in most enterprises, the
large Business-IT Gap remained as large as it was.
The IT Community aimed at the next alignment attempt: SOA is technical ... (more)
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The word Captive in this context, is not about someone caught by enemy's
forces. It is about a customer, whose conception about the Consultant's
topic are dictated by an expert or someone pretending to be an expert.
In a previous post you can find an example. The post titled: Vendor Survival
Guide: Supermarket, Grocery and Kiosk.
An example depicted in that post was Data Sorting Software product selection
process. The Captive Customer selected a product of Servers and Operating
Systems vendor (The vendor is an analogy to a Supermarket). I recommended, a ... (more)
On March 19th I participated in STKI Summit.
participating in this Israeli Market analysis conference is an habit. I
aprticpated in 2011, 2010 and 2008. My consist particiaption indicates that,
at least in my opinion, it is a valuable event.
This year theme was IT Revolution Consumer Power.
The Consumer centirc IT revolution is not totally new, it was discussed in
previous year Summit Presentations, as one of the driving forces.
I am attaching links to the presentations:
Jimmy Schwarzkopf - IT Market in Israel 2012
Pini Cohen - Trends in Infrastructure: Paradigm Shift
Shahar Geiger M... (more)