Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stuff I scraped off the long end of the wishbone November 22-26 2010

Big IT is Broken

Preston Gralla: Microsoft's Kin rises from the dead, but who will buy it?

California's earthquake risk spurs supercomputing efforts

High-end version of SQL Server 2008 R2 'late to market,' analyst says

Privileged Identity Management: 7 tips to make it work

IBM develops new clustered analytics processing platform

Collaborative BI: Are We There Yet?

Myspace's Facebook 'Mashup' -- Why Bother?

Google Guns for Groupon

Microsoft Kin Resurfaces

W3C First Public Draft: A Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF

Solid-state storage selection offers performance boost

Here Comes the Holodeck

CERN Physicists Create Antimatter

Google Sky Map Enables 'Time Travel'

Teradata Alliance Targets Big Data Retention

Attachmate buying Novell for $2.2 billion

What's Microsoft's role in the Novell-Attachmate deal?

Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office

Facebook Becoming Ultimate CRM System

Tableau Upgrade Heats Up Cool BI World

Does SSD Make Sense In The Small Data Center?

Information Governance Strategies in the Cloud

How dead is the PBX really?

Berners-Lee: Social networks are a 'threat to the web'

SOC 2.0: A Crystal-Ball Glimpse Of The Next-Generation Security Operations Center

Take Responsibility for the Data Model

Proposed Themes for BI Trends 2011 Research

ParAccel Jumps On Analytics Bandwagon

What REST is Really About

People Power Rides 'Internet of Things' to Smart Grid

Attachmate Buyout Of Novell Raises Eyebrows

Passion For ... Data

Data Quality for the Next Decade

Gartner analyst calls unified communications "greatest scam since Ponzi"

What next for Novell?

Novell: A lament over what could have been

Tim Berners-Lee criticizes Web leaders

25 Most Dangerous Programming Mistakes

The Attachmate, Novell Deal

Architecture Is Destiny

Facebook Looks to Outflank Google, Yahoo with Messages

Top 10 Technology Turkeys of 2010

IBM's Six Principles for Successful Enterprise IT

Aweekstweets November 21-28 2010: week the tweets were few but plump & succulent

Had a good weekend with the family. Seeing them off today. Getting back to my crazy routine. 1 minute ago via TweetDeck

Just demonstrating my Twitter messaging from my cellphone to my friends Norv and Jane. about 16 hours ago via txt

Every moment can be sifted for the golden pebble of experience you polish in the pocket of pondering. about 19 hours ago via txt

Doonesbury v. Beetle Bailey. Military comics, both. One's more realistic, respectful, & funny. Guess which. The one done by the arch-liberal about 20 hours ago via txt

Still scanning the twittersphere for someone who interleaves tech & nontech, literal & figurative, detail & cosmos as I do. about 20 hours ago via txt

Nice to have sun. Even the cold wind feels a blessing. A maintenance-free harbinger of deep winter's approach. about 20 hours ago via txt

Buncha retailers kept open on Thanksgiving day. Let's just rename it Gray Thursday. about 22 hours ago via txt

Springfield Mall. Three strong anchors. Foundation for future redevelopment. 1,290,810,813,000.00 via txt

Black Friday at Springfield Mall. Fallen on hard times. 67% occupancy. Some will mourn the mall. 1,290,810,344,000.00 via txt

Bought & thoroughly mesmerized by Junip's quiet smouldering "Fields" LP. Sonya & I are ripping this to our respective MP3s when we get home. 1,290,809,779,000.00 via txt

Debating vs baiting. Cable political shows do far more of the latter than the former. 1,290,805,224,000.00 via txt

Black Friday. Should actually call it Blanket Friday. Target mktg? Ha! Game is 2 blanket all media with every ad 4 every segment imaginable. 1,290,785,110,000.00 via txt

Novell disappearing into Attachmate is no tragedy. Their day came & went so long ago that this day, having come, was relief. Chapter closed 1,290,780,992,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Top 10 Technology Turkeys of 2010" ( JK--Almost all mobile clients & consumer stuff. Biz tech turkeys few this year. 1,290,780,840,000.00 via TweetDeck

Occasionally I lapse into deliberate ungrammaticals to drive home a tweet whose meaning should be obvious. 1,290,780,693,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Facebook Looks 2 Outflank GGL w/ Msgs" ( JK--Any vdr try 2 monopolize our IT experience sows seeds of own repudiation 1,290,780,657,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Architecture Is Destiny" ( JK--TechnoCalvinism? If so we'd B predestined 2 one arch. But virtualization is free will. 1,290,780,464,000.00 via TweetDeck

Day after Thanksgiving. We'll hit the stores in the afternoon sometime. Not that I want to. My family insists. 1,290,780,288,000.00 via TweetDeck

Day after Thanksgiving. I'm sure the analytics of every retailer are finely tuned, locked, and targeted on this day. P-shoo! P-shoo! P-shoo! 1,290,780,220,000.00 via TweetDeck

Thanksgiving. Ultimate in lazy sofa-bound mornings. Macy's parade on TV. No need 2 pay close attention. Busy thumbing thru newspaper ad pile 1,290,703,537,000.00 via TweetDeck

Thanksgiving morning. Went for walk outside in neighborhood with Sonya. Jason passed us, jogging. Must get air. Food will follow. Lots of it 1,290,703,399,000.00 via TweetDeck

Virginia considers ban on fake pot. Already bans the real deal. Hey man wot if cud go bak in tym erase concept from our minds? Wow, far out! 1,290,636,894,000.00 via txt

Money. Couldn't care less. Not an unalloyed blessing. Not worth obsessing. Over. 1,290,636,438,000.00 via txt

Not sure whether to reference Madonna's "Holiday" or Vampire Weekend's "Holiday" here. No prob. Have a good one. 1,290,633,143,000.00 via TweetDeck

Agile leaders? OK, buddy, drop to the floor and give me a thousand crunches now & work those obliques. We'll see who's really agile!!!! 1,290,632,481,000.00 via TweetDeck

Is social media "just another channel"? How dare U? Don't even suggest that it's not the apex & omega of all CRM best practices forevermore! 1,290,632,393,000.00 via TweetDeck

New blogpost: "Advance Your Analytics Strategies: Blog-Ahead Thoughts Re Upcoming Forrester TweetJam" ( #dmjam 1,290,630,267,000.00 via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash You're changing the subject. 1,290,625,530,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash How is that not related to NZ's platform? Fail to follow your logic. 1,290,625,289,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

RT @kexpplaylist: Every Day Should Be A Holiday by The Dandy Warhols from the album Come Down JK--I'm harmonizing with the Dandies now. 1,290,625,075,000.00 via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash Lame is in the eyes of the user. 1,290,625,051,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash Nz has solution appliances of their own, plus extensive partner ecosystem building them: 1,290,625,038,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash See the final published report to see the maturity model. 1,290,624,598,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Change Gonna Come by Otis Redding JK--Otis' great version of the song Sam Cooke made famous. Both died too young. 1,290,622,894,000.00 via TweetDeck

The notion of an "analytic solution appliance" is still a bit new. I spell out a maturity model in my forthcoming #Forrester report. 1,290,622,281,000.00 via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash Does Aster offer prepackaged analytic solution appliances for particular verticals and/or biz processes? Last time I checked, no 1,290,620,914,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@DecisionStats You will see one in my forthcoming #Forrester #EDW Wave in Q1. Working on it as we speak. 1,290,620,823,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to DecisionStats

@CurtMonash Yep. Some vdrs R below that new market-baseline price, some above. Everybody's hovering around it, or getting hammered down 2 it 1,290,620,779,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash Don't understand why those are the either/or options. First option not true. Second option demands definition of "really." 1,290,617,406,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash I said "most vendors....start at around..." Hedged to reflect vendor-idiosyncratic pricing approaches. See my EDW Wave in Q1 1,290,617,304,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash 1,290,616,468,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dear God by XTC from the album Skylarking JK--Classic song feels like should have been on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" 1,290,613,538,000.00 via TweetDeck

Recording my #Forrester podcast on the ROI of DW appliances. Per my recent published reports: 1,290,610,625,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Fugitive CEO to Pay $53 Million" ( JK--"Jacob 'Kobi' Alexander" ? Damn. Another perfect pseudonym already taken. 1,290,608,429,000.00 via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everyday Is Like Sunday by Morrissey JK--Onion's "Our Dumb World" England map pinpoints "Morrissey's moping grounds" 1,290,608,323,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Attachmate Buyout Of Novell Raises Eyebrows" ( JK--Didn't realize there was cosmetic surgery tie-in. Must read into it 1,290,608,180,000.00 via TweetDeck

"ParAccel Jumps On Analytics Bandwagon" ( JK--EDW appliance + in-db analytics + stat lib + Hadoop connector = promising 1,290,607,795,000.00 via TweetDeck

"SOC 2.0: A Crystal-Ball Glimpse Of The Next-Generation Security Operations Center" ( JK--Event DW at SIEM core. 1,290,607,532,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Berners-Lee: Social networks are a 'threat to the web'" ( JK--Translation: threat to my relevancy on the Web. 1,290,607,239,000.00 via TweetDeck

"How dead is the PBX really?" ( JK--Here's how dead they are: I only see them mentioned in "PBX is dead" stories now. 1,290,607,099,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Info Gov Strategies in Cloud" ( JK--"Require external partners 2 comply w/ yr standards"? Only if U've got upper hand. 1,290,606,928,000.00 via TweetDeck

Good to see so many open source communities in BI, advanced analytics, & data warehousing. Surprised they're not coalescing & federating. 1,290,606,392,000.00 via TweetDeck

This tweet's for @sharlesemetcalf . One of my favorite #kexp dj personalities. She's simply straightforward & self-deprecating. Easy 2 take. 1,290,606,229,000.00 via TweetDeck

Hey commercial twitterers. Don't cookie-cutter same phrase with word substitutions. Vary tweet structures a tad. Introduce twitter jitter. 1,290,605,910,000.00 via TweetDeck

Earthquakes. Chaotic, but not random. If the fracturing in the earth were random, we would have no faults. Only quicksand, everywhere. 1,290,605,749,000.00 via TweetDeck

@andreasantonop once commented that industry analysts are like cerebral athletes. So true. And we sustain pulled muscles & stress fractures. 1,290,605,508,000.00 via TweetDeck

The DC area has 3 major airports--Dulles, National, BWI--spread far apart. More so than NYC's. You have 2 drive quite a way to pick folks up 1,290,605,274,000.00 via TweetDeck

'Tis the season for dumping on Obama, apparently. 1,290,605,054,000.00 via TweetDeck

Both of my children. All my siblings & their better halves. All together. Here. This weekend. That's what I'm giving thanks for. 1,290,604,227,000.00 via TweetDeck

Thanksgiving. Clearly, intent was 4 thanks 2 B given 2 God. If that makes you squeamish, thank body politic for 4 days of food folks & fun. 1,290,604,118,000.00 via TweetDeck

Conversation. There's a difference between engaging & baiting. Social implies former. But society has many types. Hence social is whatever. 1,290,603,059,000.00 via TweetDeck

Analytic solution appliances. Priced at multiples of cost of foundation EDW appliance. More complex. More assembly, integ, & tuning required 1,290,549,877,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliances. Must play well with your BPM, BRE, CEP, OLTP apps, modeling tools, & SOA/cloud. 1,290,549,652,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliances. Platform foundations are EDW appliances, in-db analytics, embed stat/model libs, LDMs, analytic data mgt tools 1,290,549,418,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliances. Principal platforms in today's market are TwinFin/Skimmer, ISAS, Teradata, & Exadata. 1,290,549,215,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliances. Key vdr strategy 2 extricate selves from lo-margin commoditized quagmire of hypercompetitive EDW appliance mkt 1,290,549,070,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliances. A few verticals (eg fin svcs) big & diverse enough 2 drive competitive mkt. Some niches tiny, hence marginal 1,290,548,910,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliances. A few vdrs will provide appliance foundation platforms. A great many ISVs will plug in business content & apps 1,290,548,655,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliances. Only a few vendors can offer diversified portfolios without partner apps. IBM, Oracle, and eventually SAP. 1,290,548,523,000.00 via txt

#KEXP just went from Sigur Ros to Beethoven to the Stooges in one set. Whiplashed my brain. 1,290,532,506,000.00 via TweetDeck

Sitting here writing my update to #Forrester EDW appliance doc from early '08. Actually, a substantially new doc: EDW solution appliances 1,290,532,449,000.00 via TweetDeck

Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Classiest hotel in northern Virginia. In whole DC metro area, actually. The lobby not big, but the design sharp 1,290,524,971,000.00 via txt

Interviewed by Chris Kanaracus of IDG re possible BI, analytics, & data management software acquisitions that HP might make under Apotheker. 1,290,523,771,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Facebook Becoming Ultimate CRM System" ( JK--Huh? What? No! Article's about contact mgt, not CRM. 1,290,522,075,000.00 via TweetDeck

Stella McCartney. The most successful child of a Beatle. And the only one you occasionally forget was sired by one of the Fab Four. 1,290,473,187,000.00 via txt

Wearing my softer shoes tonight. Adds a cushiony spring to my step. Absorbs the shock of my very percussive gait. Encourages me to slow it. 1,290,464,326,000.00 via txt

I love the lulls before & after holidays. You sense the stillness of people mentally preparing to go hither & yon. 1,290,464,134,000.00 via txt

Dear Trader Joe: That's more like it. A focus group of one heartily approves your decision to serve delicious apple pie at your sample bar. 1,290,463,754,000.00 via txt

Don't tension your attention. Keep it fluid. Enables more agile refocusing. 1,290,463,424,000.00 via txt

Recommendation engine. Next best action engine. Agile predictive process engine. Same diff. I can make these synonyms even wordier if U wish 1,290,462,682,000.00 via txt

Dear Marketeers: Quit describing yer offerings as "revolutionary." We don't need revolutions & disruptions. We need evolutions & innovations 1,290,454,466,000.00 via TweetDeck

Wordsmith. Bangin' & bendin' solid phraseology on the anvil of the keyboard. What's a wordjones? A smith addicted to the hammerin' sound. 1,290,444,147,000.00 via TweetDeck

One #Forrester customer inquiry after another this morning: self-service BI; customer analytics; DW pricing (2 of the latter). 1,290,443,620,000.00 via TweetDeck

"CERN Physicists Create Antimatter" ( JK--Next: create anti-Web & thereby erase last 20 years of global timewasting. 1,290,436,043,000.00 via TweetDeck

"W3C First Public Draft: Direct Mapping of Relational Data 2 RDF" ( JK--What took so long? Should've been done ages ago 1,290,435,841,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Microsoft Kin Resurfaces" ( JK--Hold the phone. No need to notify next of Kin...yet. 1,290,435,152,000.00 via TweetDeck

Attachmate acquires Novell ( Novell now merely "leader in intelligent workload managemnt." Used to B quasi-big-leagues 1,290,434,559,000.00 via TweetDeck

"High-end version of SQL Server 2008 R2 'late to market,' analyst says" ( JK--MSFT seems 2 drag devel & beta forever. 1,290,434,134,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Calif earthquake risk spurs supercomputng" ( JK--Don't get hopes up for early warning system. Earth breaks chaotically 1,290,433,821,000.00 via TweetDeck

"Big IT is Broken" ( JK--Disagree. It's humming along fine. What may B broken is yr career. Dont let IT break yr spirit 1,290,433,481,000.00 via TweetDeck

Attended gay nuptials over weekend. It was also their 35th anniversary. I joked: longest courtship/engagement I've ever heard of. 1,290,433,197,000.00 via TweetDeck

@DecisionStats I've written poetry, but haven't published any in a formal way. 1,290,432,445,000.00 via TweetDeck in reply to DecisionStats

"47 Years Ago, A Nation's Innocence Was Lost" ( JK--So, apparently, before that day we were sweet, naive, & trusting. 1,290,432,343,000.00 via TweetDeck

Week starts with a wedding and a birth--and a thick Virginia morning fog. 1,290,431,068,000.00 via TweetDeck

Dear Trader Joe: Did you do a focus group before deciding to put brussels sprouts au gratin at the sample bar today? Yuk! 1,290,364,199,000.00 via txt

What I never understood about "A Streetcar Named Desire" is why protagonist isn't Cajun. I'd understand the Pole if this were Chicago. 1,290,363,871,000.00 via txt

Whistling, humming, & scatting. Kinds of singing or kind of annoying? Discuss amongst yourselves. 1,290,362,371,000.00 via txt

With my wife, I practice Shakespearean yoga. The Hatha way. But in public class. 1,290,354,989,000.00 via txt

Finished bulk of fall raking this morning before yoga. Returned dead leaves to the primordial Virginia jungle, whence they came. 1,290,354,655,000.00 via txt

Analytic solution appliance. Has vendor built, licensed, & priced the machine for specific purpose? How much assembly needed 4 your purpose? 1,290,354,532,000.00 via txt

Sometimes awareness of person on the next machine is distracting. I change machines. I can change I can change I can change I can change. 1,290,354,281,000.00 via txt

Decisions & statistics. Even statisticians don't pretend that numbers tell the whole story. That's why they visualize in bells & curves etc 1,290,353,343,000.00 via txt

Analytics & gut feel. You have to have gut feel about what are the right analytics for each decision. That's where analysts earn their pay. 1,290,352,946,000.00 via txt

Doing elliptical at club. Entirely handsfree. Builds core, balance, confidence. Don't worry about falling as lose oneself in thought & tweet 1,290,352,826,000.00 via txt

I can't Twitter DM response via text message. I can only receive 'em. Those who wish response via this channel must wait till tomorrow. 1,290,352,515,000.00 via txt

Twittering is yet another experience anchor for the traveling analyst. Even a single observation a day keeps rootlessness at bay. 1,290,352,217,000.00 via txt

Coffee houses are a good anchor point when I'm on the road. You don't even have to drink the stuff. Just breathe the ambience. Steep in it. 1,290,352,087,000.00 via txt

Walking locally by yourself while on overprogrammed business trips helps you 2 retake control of your experience. Feels like another workday 1,290,351,530,000.00 via txt