Monday, November 26, 2007


More Links for 2007-11-26

  • PCI Scope? You gotta be kidding!
    Logs and overall security of PoS devices are often "in-scope for PCI, but out of scope for a typical PCI audit. I guess us consumers can expect even more T.J.Max type data loss events

  • Passing PCI Subversively
    At least folks are starting to acknowledge that doing the bare minimum is part of their strategy

  • Globalization differentiates people rich or poor...
    Dibyendu Choudhury provides insight into economic factors of outsourcing and the global economy. Because everything and anything we get in US or abroad are now available in India within reach, except the quality of life and broad disparity in between rich and poor is something that needs to be deeply noodled.

  • Collaboration is Innovation
    When it comes to innovation, the myth of the lone genius dies hard. Most companies continue to assume that innovation comes from that individual genius, or, at best, small, sequestered teams that vanish from sight and then return with big ideas. But the truth is most innovations are created through networks — groups of people working in concert. What would happen if Enterprise Architects figured out that innovation requires a strategy around blogging and participation in the open source community as an introductory step?

  • Manifesto for the Abolition of International Apartheid
    The ethical and political principle of equality of all individuals of the human species is now acknowledged by nearly all. It is almost universally accepted that any discrimination between human individuals based on an arbitrary criterion is unjust and must be abolished.

  • The Long Tail of Applications
    Todd Biske wants to eliminate the term "application" as it implies a monolith. I would like to point out to Todd that there is another usage of the word that still remains important which primarily indicates a funding model. It is possible and viable to build a great SOA while still letting the finance folks think in terms of applications. Removing the term from architects is a great thing but very disruptive for other parts of the enterprise.

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