Collaboration in the Enterprise

One of the interesting things about social computing and it’s evolution is the applicability in the Enterprise.  As organizations grow, the ability to communicate ideas and learning becomes more difficult. The web has done wonders in enabling this sort of shared conversatio

Governance and SOA

I was having a great conversation with someone over Business Process Modelling tools last night and ultimately got into the discussion around Governance (the other side of his role).  So I thought I would open the conversation a bit and share some thoughts. One of the things I li

SOA, Governance and Upgrades

I have had the opportunity to work with some excellent people over the last little bit on an upgrade of the underlying technology of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) application.  The team I worked with were amazing.  One of the big lessons I had through the process was

CoffeeCAST – #36 – Netezza and their new CTO

Welcome to the 36th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  I have been busy at work and not had a lot of time for a leisurely chat over coffee.  But I have come back with a great guest today. So join Graham and I as we welcome Justin Lindsay as the new CTO of Netezza.  He is a

Waiting since May 2004

Ladys and Gentlemen: the news is finally OUT! We’ve been hearing rumours for months, but it didn’t come and it didn’t come,and we wondered and wondered if it would ever get here.  Well, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems fo

Job Opportunities @ Project X

Hello everyone, Project X is going through a growth spurt and are looking for some great people to do awesome things with us and for our clients.  Here are what we are looking for: ETL Developers (Intermediate to Senior) – Ascential DataStage, Sunopsis BEA Developers (Senio

CoffeeCAST – #30 – Conferences, Appliances and SODAs

Welcome to the 30th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Today though we are having a gloomy weather day, I thought we could talk about some items that have been circling around me. So here I am enjoying a cup of Starbucks by myself, so I am really counting on you to join in

CoffeeCAST – #28 – Disruption, Evolution and Change

Welcome to the 28th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Oh my god get ready to put those white shoes away it is almost labour day.  So it is a lovely day here and Labour Day is almost upon us. With all the activity over the last couple of weeks I have done some thinking on

Enterprise Application Success

Just catching up from the lovely long weekend – fully unplugged even my Treo was off. I follow James Governor’s blog and he has a great post on Where and How SOA works: Some Buckets. Here are his observations: 1. They have a single person ultimately responsible for SOA who

CoffeeCAST – #20 – A Year in Review

Welcome to the 20th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  So this CoffeeCAST happens to coincide with Project X’s 1st Anniversary. So as you can imagine, I grabbed Graham, my co-Founder and we decided to sit down and share a view of our year in review.  W