1 year, 13 days ago

Plan Now For Major Changes To Oracle Java Licensing Costs

Oracle has again changed licensing rules for its widely used Java product. On January 23, 2023, the company introduced a new license metric, the SE Universal Subscription. It offers all the benefits of the legacy Java SE subscription, plus universal us…

5 years, 4 months ago

An Idea for Creating a Change-Welcoming Culture: Intrapreneurship

By taking a human-centric approach — involving people and winning their loyalty — it becomes easier for organizations to identify and drive tough changes within a company. In their article Transforming Change into Trust in the Digital Era, Jagdish Bhandarkar and Namratha Rao offer an example of how one Fortune 100 company was quite successful in Read more

5 years, 11 months ago

Steering towards success

Too often enterprises (businesses, governments, service organisations, …) constrain change to only being responsive to outside influences. Rather than being proactive and having control over their future they are reactive, consequently abrogating their control and the benefits it brings. Ideally … Continue reading

6 years, 6 months ago

CDOs Drive Change, Build Trust, And Foster Insights-Driven Organizations

Organization are slow to change but technology changes quickly. If you leave the organization as is many won’t catch up with the change, and the technology maturity gap will widen between them over time. I saw this described in breakout panel at Strata Data in New York a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the speaker left […]

7 years, 4 months ago

Talking to Business Executives about EA

Simply telling a business audience all the wonderful things that EA will do for you is not enough. Light bulbs go on only when you have a chance to show them what it means to them. So, don’t try to “sell” an audience on the academic virtues of EA. S…

7 years, 4 months ago

Talking to Business Executives about EA

Simply telling a business audience all the wonderful things that EA will do for you is not enough. Light bulbs go on only when you have a chance to show them what it means to them. So, don’t try to “sell” an audience on the academic virtues of EA. Show them. Use relationships among component parts and expose mappings that they always thought existed, but never quite had a chance to see before.

7 years, 4 months ago

Take the Initiative

I was recently asked to reflect on the strengths of some of the EA practitioners I have worked with over the years. They have been an inspiring group who collectively and individually were drawn to EA because they aspired to make a difference in their…