Stephen Andriole discusses The Death of Big Software in CACM Dec 2017 (pp.29-32).
In Bottom-Up Enterprise Information Systems: Rethinking the Roles of Central IT Departments (behind a pay-wall), Chua and Storey look at strategies for Central IT departments to handle the challenge of these new systems.
I have spent the past year doing performance modelling of a new product that is being rolled progressively to clients. The most frustrating thing has the lack of meaningful feedback from the product support group. Everytime I raise a concern that the performance is not as expected, I get the platitude that the product is performing as expected.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here's an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I agree with Micheal Widlake‘s rant on Why is “Dave Unknown” Trying to Social Media With Me? on LinkedIn.
My recommendations for the DBA bookshelf at work is:
I was completely surprised this year that I could renew my Oracle Support contract within one (1) day.