06 May 2013
01 May 2013
Recently Bob Evans - Oracle's Voice-, sent a blog in Forbes' direction describing concerns around cloud computing within the relations of companies and the "IT Universe". While a lot of what he raises is concerning, those concerns are exactly why companies should be so worried about the underlying infrastructure of their clouds.
30 April 2013
Some thoughts on The World Design Capital 2014 I was quite excited to hear of that Cape Town had won the WDC2014. I was perhaps more impressed by the high level of support our bid got, with pictures of our mayor in attendance. On learning of the successful bid, I realised that software absolutely needs to be part of the exhibition. Although I am an engineer by trade, it is not in doubt that software is also a craft, has elements of writing and... more
30 April 2013
I was recently looking at a review by Anthony Myers (Apr 29, 2013) of a Forrester report  and was struck by his concluding remarks: "Forrester recommends companies take advantage of the data coming back from ... customers ... and connecting it to core company data is the real key to unlocking that information's potential.The problem is those company systems on the back end are the ones that are hardest to connect via constant mobile... more
28 April 2013
I was catching up on my reading list and came across this very interesting article. I'm a little bit stunned by the negative comments that this guy got on his post. It was as if people were so blinded by the fact that he was dissing their favourite smartphone that they didn't actually stop to think about... more
26 April 2013
For some time now, we have been pondering on joining Oracle as a Partner, and we have decided to take on this adventure. I got back about 2 hours ago from a training session for Oracle partners with Stefan Diedericks. He is a brilliant speaker! I found the session quite amazing and I certainly learnt a lot! Today's session was about Oracle licensing, the belly of the beast. Most people turn down from taking an Oracle product on board due to this... more
28 March 2013
Now an essential component to any organisation in software, or rather, just about any organisation, is the use of the cloud technology. It has been around for quite a while and still is on the forefront of buzzwords. Correctly so as we trail out of the data era of petabyte into exabyte. we simply can't live without it.
27 March 2013
I see there is more information about the death of Aaron Swartz. However, I saw this obit from Tim Berners Lee and was reminded why timbl is so very good: Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep.  http://www.... more
25 March 2013
Just back from exhibiting at CeBIT13 in Hannover, Nithia Govender, director at Korwe Software confirms Korwe’s claim that their Context Engine is unique and first to market. “No other company was showing anything like our products.
15 March 2013
I have recently returned from the voyage to Germany I was sent on with my colleague Nithia. And boy can I say that it was fascinating!