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July, 2011

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July 29, 2011  10:25 AM

I wish someone would “integrate” my data!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Data integration, Informatica, Real-time data

If you happen to know me personally (or you're a 'web-friend' perhaps), then you probably know that I am moving house. It's a process that I like to sum up with the following alliterative memo: moving, migrating, momentum and a maelstrom of madness. During the process of moving there are meetings...

July 28, 2011  11:11 AM

SAP & Google: mapping the “where” of information

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Developer, Google, Google Maps, Metadata, SAP

SAP has collaborated with Google to help customers manage large data volumes. The concept uses visual displays to "leverage" (ouch!) SAP business analytics software with location-based data capabilities, thus allowing users to interact with real-time information via Google Maps. So this is...


July 25, 2011  2:06 PM

The ‘dynamic’ data centre is also the ‘democratic’ data centre

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
data-centre, F5

Application Delivery Networking company F5 Networks this week takes the wraps off of its BIG-IP version 11 software. This release is part of what F5 envisions as a dynamic data centre where services are provisioned on an application-by-application basis for better visibility and reporting of IT...


July 21, 2011  7:54 PM

Selling the Sybase + SAP syncopated solution

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
analysis, ASE, Business Objects, SAP, Sybase

I recently spent some time examining the market-facing side of Sybase and SAP's combined solutions from a customer perspective for an International Sybase User Group analysis feature. My argument was that the market needs Sybase whether they are the largest database player or not in terms of total...


July 21, 2011  9:44 AM

Third-party software is a manageable threat

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Coverity, Outsourcing, Testing, visibility

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Rutul Dave, senior software developer with Coverity and & Chris Adlard, the company's EMEA marketing director.

In a recent webcast, Forrester Research (alongside Coverity) presented the topic:...


July 15, 2011  12:10 PM

Will ‘citizen developers’ be as bad as ‘citizen journalists’?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
blogger, drag-and-drop

I have never been a fan of so-called citizen journalists. It's fine if you publish your own blog and share it with your friends and social media contacts, but the distinction between the way a trained reporter will present a story and the opinionated ramblings of a blogger needs to be...


July 12, 2011  10:11 AM

Deloitte: the killer app could be killed off

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
accelerometer, Camera, location-based, Mobile Application Development

Self-styled 'business advisory' firm Deloitte has said that that brands (and the software developers building for them) will find it even more challenging to ensure their mobile apps stand out to consumers in the current economic landscape.

The so-called "killer app" is becoming harder...


July 11, 2011  11:52 AM

Sybase & Gartner: democracy needed in data warehouse analytics

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Management, Sybase

As I'll shortly be on the road to Sybase's TechWave developer and database professional symposium in September, my ear is uncommonly well tuned to news emanating from the company's PR portholes (or should that be portals?) just now. Hot off of its press release grill this month is news of the...


July 7, 2011  11:06 AM

Gordon Ramsay, snapLogic data connection automation & an amuse bouche

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Connectivity, Data Management

I spent yesterday lunchtime at a cloud computing discussion lunch at Gordon Ramsay's Claridge's with a company called snapLogic.

Before you...


July 6, 2011  3:01 PM

Domino’s serves up Rackspace RackConnect hybrid hosting solution

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Hosting, Rackspace

As the cloud computing model of IT delivery becomes ever more clearly defined in terms of its scope and capabilities, the more widespread use of its services is being seen in mainstream commercial operations from retailing to new forms of online media. Computer Weekly last reported on


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