I published a link to my post "Choosing a SOA Consultant" in Ulitzer.
Ulitzer is a "new media" site.
The site provides a portal like page for every author. You can look at my
page as an example.
Each article's page includes related articles. For example "Choosing a SOA
Consultant" page includes the article Anatomy of a Cloud Consultant - What
Defines A "Cloud Expert?, written by Reuven Cohen, a leading Cloud Computing
The interesting article demonstrates deep understanding of Cloud Computing
and I do agree with most of the ideas expressed in it.
However, I have different opinion on some issues as described in the
"You are only as good as your last job"
In my opinion you are as good as your experience and capabilities and not as
your last job.
A consultant is not a CXO (CEO, CTO etc.) who makes the decisions and is also
responsible for... (more)
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I started my career in the seventies, working as a programmer for a
Governmental Service Bureau providing service to most of the public sector
organizations in my country. We used IBM 360 Mainframes with MVTOperating
The V did not stand for Virtual (There was no Virtual Storage support), but
stood for Variable, because it was an Operating System capable of managing
Variable length partitions.
MVT predecessor was SVS (Single Virtual Storage) followed by MVS (Multiple
MVS is the basis for current Mai... (more)
Three years ago I published a post titled: Will Microsoft Survive Until
During the past three years a lot was changed, so the probability that it
will not survive is higher than it was three years ago, although it still is
a low probability.
The following bullets highlight some of the issues facing Microsoft:
Microsoft is not a leader in the growing Cloud Computing market. Its position
in the growing Smartphones and the Tablet computers markets is far from being
good. The Skype acquisition is at least questionable. For more details read
Microsoft's Skype acquisition: Warn... (more)
On September, 14th I participated in a local IBM conference titled: Smarter
Solutions for a Smarter Business. One of the most interesting and practical
presentations was Moises Navarro's presentation on Cloud Computing.
He quoted an IBM survey about suitable and unsuitable workload types for
implementation in the Cloud. The ten leading suitable workloads included many
Infrastructure services and Desktop Services. The unsuitable workloads list
included ERP as well as other Core Applications as I would expect (for
example, read my previous post SaaS is Going Mainstream).
However, ... (more)
Unlike the other three leading Eco Systems vendors Microsoft, Oracleand SAP,
IBM is not a player in the applications market. Its absence from this market
is based on strategy which does not include ERP,CRM and other applications as
one of its target markets.
So why is IBM going to acquire a small CRM vendor named Unica?
In order to answer this question I am going to describe the first time the
name Unica was mentioned to me.
It was a strategic CRM consulting project I was participating in. The large
customer was using Siebel. I joined a CRM expert with vast knowledge and