Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Links for 2007-09-18

  • Being an employee or a consultant
    I wonder if the brainwashing regarding total compensation packages is something that others are experiencing? Is competitive compensation the same as modest? The best quote is: You are rated based on the stupid rules invented by someone in the HR department. All year you are earning points for good behavior. The highest points are earned if you fill and submit your timesheets which I cannot refute.

  • Gartner's Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning Report
    Rajesh asks whether Sun Java System Identity Manager appearing in the magic quadrant is a surprise to anyone. My response is no as Sun pays lots of money for this to occur. I am still awaiting news that someone in the past has actually landed in the leaders quadrant without paying fees.

  • ISE issues EA Framework
    I suspect lots of folks in the federal government are giddy that they got yet another framework to help them create comprehensive documentation that will sit on the shelf.

  • Insourcing and outsourcing: two sides to the same coin?
    Here is a story of graceful degradation in how Infosys discusses how many of their customers bringing work back in-house. They have mentioned how they are also moving up the foodchain which I totally support without of course mentioning that as you move up, the need for lots of butts in seats goes down and the trend that revenues will grow while also weeding mediocrity is beneficial for both parties. There are hundreds of thousands of folks in IT in India today that shouldn't be.

  • The difference in being an enterprise architect and consultants providing enterprise architecture services
    I would love for others to share their thoughts on this topic. I plan on responding sometime next week in a separate blog entry.

  • ECM and Secure Coding
    Here is evidence that Nuxeo at least is noodling secure coding. I wonder if Alfresco and Stellent are as well?

  • Why software developers should aspire to become enterprise architects
    I wonder what enterprise architects should aspire to become?

  • Magazine Oriented Architecture
    Finally, a proposal on SOA that makes a lot of sense. I suspect though that Aloof hasn't acknowledged that introducing a definition that has more integrity wouldn't allow for propagation of magic quadrants and other forms of distillation that many IT executives love.

  • To be or not to be an identity provider?
    Does anyone know why being hub-based is evil?

  • Entitlement Management
    Many identity bloggers will exercise their right to remain silent on topics that make sense within an enterprise when they don't have a product that fulfill this important need.

  • Diversity or the black and white thingy
    A Jewish guy in New York talks about racial diversity or the lack of (depending on one's perspective) in a bold way. Most folks would never talk of such topics within their blog. My personal opinion is that more conversations such as these need to occur in the blogosphere. He is spot on when it comes to Black and Indian folks. I wonder what his thoughts are regarding Asian and Hispanic. I wonder if he would agree that racism is propogated when folks are afraid to offend and where honest dialog cannot occur?

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