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My view of the Progress/Savvion deal

… for what it's worth 🙂 There's plenty of talk today about the deal where Progress Software Corporation (PSC) is buying BPM vendor Savvion for about $49million – Sandy Kemsley brought it to my attention last night (in Australia) via Twitter,...

Agile or plastic?

Last weekend I was reading an article on the human brain in the local dead-tree newspaper magazine insert (currently available online, too) and was struck by the concept of plasticity. In the case of the article it was particularly neuroplasticity, but my interest...

A conference for Seriously Overworked Acronyms (SOA)

This time last week I was at IQPC’s SOA conference, and came away with some interesting conclusions – which may or may not hold much water, but certainly represent the impression I got over the two days. First: there doesn’t yet appear to be a...

The def:diff model again …

  DiffDefModel3 Originally uploaded by ric.hayman I actually used the def:diff model in anger at work recently, helping put together a strategy for the refresh of our viticulture and winery management systems in Aust/NZ. For the purpose of presentation I simplified it...

How much alignment is a good thing?

A few weeks back I had an email from a Christopher Fox at Bain & Co – he’d found my blog and its topic of business:IT alignment of interest. (Aside: why email and not a comment on the blog, Christopher?) He pointed me to an article in CIO Insight...

A tale of two conferences

As some of you know, early last week I was at Progress Technology World, a techie love-in for Progress’ OpenEdge, Sonic, Actional and Apama products. Disclosure: I was there to present a customer case study of the project I’ve blogged earlier, so...