When the news broke that several execs including CEO Andrew Nelson have been turfed out at TomorrowNow and the company might be up for sale, I can't say I was wholly surprised. Given the specifics of the lawsuit, senior heads had to roll (even though I personally believe they are innocent of wrongdoing) and holiday periods are always a good a time to drip out bad news.
Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
Dennis Howlett is a 40 year veteran in enterprise IT, working with companies large and small across many industries. He endeavors to inform buyers in a no-nonsense manner and spares no vendor that comes under his microscope.
At some 5,500 miles distance, there is always a risk of getting the wrong end of the stick in parsing keynotes. Fortunately, some of my Irregular colleagues had the benefit of a meeting with Oracle president Charles Phillips.
I'm impressed. The folk at Oracle Technology Network are marshaling a bunch of web 2.
Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have a tendency to poke fun at Oracle and I'm not always kind. I've repeatedly asserted they 'don't get' but that's an opinion I may have to revise.
In all the excitement over Google and Facebook, my usually eagle-eyed enterprisey colleagues missed that salesforce.com exposed some of its users to a phishing scam.
In what is rapidly (OK, it's happened three times in the last few days), Twitter is taking on a role that I'm sure its inventors never conceived. Last week, Robert Scoble offered to pose questions at the Google OpenSocial press conference.
While the OpenSocial press conference was ongoing, Irregulars Mike Krigsman, Susan Scrupski and I used Twitter to pepper Robert Scoble with questions. Listening to David Berlind's podcast recording of proceedings, the event seemed badly organized with no attempt to manage inbound callers.
Remember Jon Swift's problem with Facebook? I just received a personal email from Jon Swift where he shared the following email:Hi Jon,Upon further review, we have decided to reactivate your account.
It's well known that corporate culture and tone are set by top management. Many of my colleagues enjoy riffing on Oracle as being the embodiment of CEO Larry Ellison's variation of the Art of War.
Last week, Larry Dignan said this of BEA:BEA is playing a dangerous game–especially if you believe no other company wants it at that price. BEA may be a leading middleware company, but the writing is on the wall: Girth wins in enterprise software.