Brian Sommer

Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.

Latest Posts

Would you cheat to get 'certified'?

Sadly, too many do! There appear to be a number of people willing to:- memorize certification test answers- post certification test questions and answers on the web for others to use- charge clients for their time while posing as a certified developer/implementor/etc.

March 30, 2009 by


The scale of deception - Satyam

Who was fooled and how many documents were fakedWe've previously discussed how unlikely it is that Raju Ramalinda could have pulled off the Satyam fraud without help. Frankly, it just didn't seem plausible.

March 26, 2009 by


IT management and home crisis similarities

Vinnie ties the two behavioral matters together to see what must be doneA couple of weeks ago, fellow Enterprise Irregular (and sometime competitor and collaborator) Vinnie Mirchandani penned a piece for InformationWeek. Vinnie did a great job of showing IT leaders what they must do in the new economy and he used the lessons we all should have learned from the mortgage/borrowing snafu that has botched the world's banking systems.

March 23, 2009 by