Archive for February, 2007

Is Enterprise Wide SOA Just Too Challenging?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

The hype amongst suppliers with a vested interest in Service Oriented Architecture grows daily.

Intuitively its a great idea.  Turn your organisation into a set of services that can be used and stitched together to form business processes which in turn are exposed to front and back office staff, business partners, agents, customers via direct channels etc etc.  These services are loosely coupled to the existing IT applications so can be maintained independently.  Users only effectively see one simple system.  Brilliant!


What is a 5GL?

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Trying to pin down the definition of a 5GL or 5th Generation Programming Language proved harder than expected.


Am I the only one who is unmoved by the iPhone?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

My wife owns an iPod nano.  Its neat bit of kit but my Rio Carbon does the job just as well in my opinion.  However, it does demonstrate to me Apple’s ability to design really cool products that are easy to use and look great.

However, when it comes to mobile phones, my view is that ambitions are way too limited.

I want my mobile phone to do much more than make calls and texts.  Calculator? Camera?  MP3 player? Surf the web? Sure! But what about much more than that?



Friday, February 16th, 2007

Welcome to my new blog. I’ve joined the joined up world at last…

I am not particularly technical yet I work in technology (enterprise software to be precise).

 I have run an internal blog at my place of work for a couple of years and then I realised that there was nothing private in it so why not share my thoughts with the world?  So one of my colleagues, Denis who is technically far superior to me, helped me set up this blog and here goes.

Watch this space for random thoughts at the uncomfortable intersection of customer service, business process, efficiency and IT.