Sunday, December 28, 2008

Year 2009 is Coming Closer&Closer

christmas_logoMerry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my friends and relatives! I wish you well and good luck, let you be closer to your numerous family.

No matter where you are, you are always on my mind and deep in my heart.







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Thursday, December 18, 2008


Book! Buy! Sell! Sell sm

I liked the picture since it reminds me some of my colleges :) To be in earnest nobody can stop our currency devaluation. Or do not want?

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Company Success

The company that wants to succeed should have a strategic plan. Successful companies DO NOT create such a plan based on historical statistic data but based on the VISION what the company should be after a definite time. And after that it is decided what to do to conform with the vision.

Unfortunately this is a difficult to realize for many CxO people.

Friday, November 21, 2008


The EU announced a new project Europeana. It is planned the project will become a digital library, museum and archive.

Frankly speaking I had similiar idea in my mind, still the Europeana implementation will be much more interesting than mine.

I'm really waiting for "a more robust solution"!

Friday, August 22, 2008


This brings me back to time I have never been. But I feel the world's the same.
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Friday, August 01, 2008


Did you know that people who lost their homes after the flood in western Ukraine will get 1000 us dollars compensation only?

I am sad because this is true.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

ERP Live SaaS

Recently I've read Ballmer roadmap for Dynamics.
"Microsoft has taken a wait-and-see approach to software-as-a-service ERP, indicating that its experience with Dynamics CRM Live would provide some guidance. While not outright announcing plans for software-as-a-service versions of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, GP, NAV and SL ERP applications, Ballmer indicated the company might be moving in that direction."

"Microsoft has taken a wait-and-see approach to software-as-a-service ERP, indicating that its experience with Dynamics CRM Live would provide some guidance. While not outright announcing plans for software-as-a-service versions of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, GP, NAV and SL ERP applications, Ballmer indicated the company might be moving in that direction."

Was he cunning?

Monday, June 30, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics - Back'n the USSR

It is obvious ex-USSR region is a great ERP market. For some time main competitors keep parity and now MSFT decided to pass to the offensive. Well, this seems to be captivating.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Security Consulting

I understood there should be companies specializing in security consulting although I have never heard about them. Recently I surfed the net looking for a such company. One of them is WhiteHat . HP and IBM should have something similiar.
This is a right way to delegate security analysis to experts. It is hardly many companies have security professionals internally, isn't?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Threat Analysis

I hope I will have a chance to try the Security Development Lifecycle in practice. At last the project has become ready for STRIDE analysis.

S - spoofing identity
T - tampering with data
R - repudiation
I - information disclosure
D - denial of service
E - elevation of privilege

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

St.Petersburg International Economic Forum - Live

Thanks for video streaming that is available on the site:

I believe this is a very nice way to engage many people in the forum who cannot directly participate in it.

Besides, the opening session was quite fascinating. Known personalities talked about global challenges and the ways how to overcome them. I hope the forum will have success.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Children's Day

Audrey foto 39"For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise,
Walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things,
Have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
And redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
You will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
One for helping yourself, and the other for helping others."

Tomorrow is the 1st of June - the Children's Day. Look round, probably someone needs your help.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Peter Druker

Peter Druker said: "For a long time there is a discussion of delegation in management. Some people believe manager should give part of his responsibilities to others. The results are not so impressive. The reason for that consists in the way delegation is implemented. It is quite often delegation means someone does work of another. This is incorrect. Everybody gets payment for the job he is responsible for..."

And the joke: "The only employee is always available - universal uncompetitive employee !"

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

At least not bad

Я проверил свои знания русского языка и получил твердую четверку.

Сходи, проверься?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

AX 2009 Preview

Although the new version of Dynamics AX 2009 will bring a number of developer extensibility features including ASP.NET and AJAX support, deep Sharepoint integration, I don't think it is enough to get a niche on the ERP market where SAP and Oracle are so strong.

Microsoft needs for a quite different technology and integration level. Well then?

See here .

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

SaaS market

SAP's decision to delay the rollout for its Business ByDesign on-demand software should comes as no surprise but could prove a boon for software as a service vendors according to analysts.

The company aimed to have 10,000 customers on the enterprise resource planning tech by 2010, generating $1bn in revenue.

But recently the company extended this target by 12 so companies specialising in on demand applications can use the SAP delay to further establish themselves in the medium-business market.

Among them are:

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Holy Grail

I agree with J. Zachman:

"Software architecture requires actual work. We keep looking for the "quick fix," a technological solution, a tool, a package, a new processor, the perennial "silver bullet." We wish we could simply throw money at the problem and have the pain go away.

This is simply not realistic. We have been looking for the "Holy Grail" of technology solutions to enterprise problems for forty years and are no closer today than when we first started. In fact, I might argue, we are even farther away."

Below some classification of existing EA standards is given:

Enterprise Architecture Standards

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Saturday, April 12, 2008


image I got "Method McKinsey" book. Although I do not work at a consulting company and for sure I do not want to work at SUCH company at all, their approach to problem solving is rather interesting.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Intelligent Web


This book has an overview of simple AI algorithms that I am aware from the institute. Nevertheless it is a nice try to familiarize oneself with the main ideas and see where they can be applied.

At the same time I believe the really successful "intelligent" IT projects will not share their experience soon as this is the part of their success. But this is what I am interested in above all!

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Silverlight Experience

Today I've made a short technology overview to my colleges regarding Silverlight 2.0 beta 1 released recently.

I found that not many of them are aware of the technology since our company plays on another ground. Still I saw an interest in this and it will only grow with the growing of Siverlight maturity. Stay online!

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Office Live

Today I've got my account activated. Office Live Workspace is the online place to store, access, and share documents.  You can use it to distribute meeting notes, work together, or simply store documents as I do :) Registration is free although your request will be queued. I had to wait for activation for two week.


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Sunday, February 17, 2008

SAP CEO Leo Apoteker Interview

This is a very interesting article. Leo Apoteker, a 60 years old  SAP CEO, discusses his vision of the IT future on the whole and particularly ERP market. Also I knew SAP released several products for small and middle business. I believe Microsoft will try to avoid straight-line collisions with SAP but how long will they succeed in this? Microsoft should strengthen its effort otherwise it will be too late.

Some comments  are available here.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bookshelf - February

Untitled-1 copyOn the photo there is a part of my current bookshelf.


The books and authors are known. Someone can ask, why "Information Law" is amongst. It is obvious IT penetrates deep into our life and I believe the need in the legal control will only increase.



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Friday, February 01, 2008

S+S Seminar

Today I've participated in MS seminar devoted to S+S paradigm. This time they were much closer to the point of view I have :) As I wrote before I was surprised to hear S+S concept has MS implementation through SPLA program only! I think the reason for that was "Platform for Web Hosters" as a topic then.

Meanwhile the major material can be found in post of Gian Paolo. The speaker has unlikely added more, unfortunately...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Do you know the difference between S+S and SaaS ?

As it is described in the article "Finished services are analogous to full-blown applications, delivered over the Internet using the SaaS model. S+S refers to the use of applications that consume attached services or one that is built with building block services."


Next week I am participating Microsoft event devoted to S+S.  I am anxious to here something new from MSFT there! ;)

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

What Do You Do? Or Where Do You Go?

I many cases IT specialists say the only way to have the maximum of compensation for their knowledge and experience is to change the speciality. Managerial work is a classic career path but not everyone has necessary skills for that. Particular speciality has also its drawbacks. The dynamic market of IT can bring you down and the knowledge uniqueness will be lost. There is also the third way: do what you like :) Nowadays IT give such possibilities.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Organizational Culture

Recently I was involved into the discussion regarding management of software development practices in the company. We argued :) Finally I caught myself at idea the discussion group has two points of view how employee's knowledge and experience can be compiled and managed.

In the evening I read an article (RU) devoted to different approaches of knowledge management. The first approach is process-based, the second one is practice-based ( I am for the last by the way ).

There I found a classification of organization cultures. They marked out bureaucratic, innovative, supportive and even Japanese ( middle-up-down management is gambled on  )!

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Monday, January 07, 2008

IT Alternative Speciality

Hello again! For some time recently I have been thinking of the future of my IT career and so on... Sometimes it happens doesn't it? Today while surfing different blogs I found a post of what does it take to be a lawyer (ru)?

I was suspecting something similar but when a lawyer writes this... well... I found so much in common with IT-specialist requirements!

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Hybrid SDLC?

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The article "RUP in the dialogue with Scrum" tells Scrum and RUP can enhance each other in various ways.

That brought me to the conclusion that a real SDLC process is a mixture of different methodologies and process frameworks that fits your organization in the utmost way.

I've also found an eScrum tool that is a Web-based, end-to-end project management tool for Scrum built on the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server platform.

So in my case I would like to combine Scrum and MSF.

Does anybody know any good practice?