Cloud Computing and Middleware Market Size

Marcus from Stefan’s team blogs about this new research note from Merrill Lynch: “by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity would amount to $160bn, including $95bn in business and productivity apps (email, office, CRM, etc) and $65bn in online advertising”. Since I am someone that does not get a good sense of scale…


Newest Additions on my Book shelf

I know, in this web 2.0 age, books seem to be incredibly old fashioned! I must admit I succumb to wikipaedia a lot more nowadays than the good old library… but every now and then, I get a gem! Nick has already picked up one recent addition – this is a great present from Greg….


Via Windows Live

Bronwen is doing some cool stuff for the Live developer community! Go and be part of it!


Catch Don Ferguson again – at the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Launch

via Andrew and Dave, here is the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 launch event – you’ll find plenty of gems in this agenda, and can even catch Don Ferguson if you missed out on seeing him last time. The event registration link is at


Launching your product in a new country

Austrade has this great resource. You’ll find a set of country profiles on technology markets catering for the Australian startup/exporter!


Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the various enterprise challenges of application integration, business process orchestration and management, services governance, etc there is no doubt still an abundance of interesting architecture problems to be solved, and work to be done, to make enterprise architecture…


Some more interesting facts abuout MSCOM

thanks to Martin, I thought these were interesting facts! “MSCOM is made up of more than 20,500 URL’s and hosts 16 million pages and is available in more than 30 languages. According to available metrics, http://* received 35.4 billion page views in FY06. On average http://* receives 229 million unique users per month. The Australian site…


Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Live on

this great story just arrived my inbox: “…we’re extremely proud to announce that the site is running 100% on our next generation web platform!!” For those of you curious about the scale and availability of – Availability YTD – 99.83% (Measured by Keynote Systems, Inc.) – 0% Impact to Availability during upgrade to Beta 3 – 99%+ of…


Warren Centre Innovation Lecture 2007 – Dr Chris Nicol

I attended the Warren centre 2007 Innovation lecture given by Dr Chris Nicol. I’ve known of Chris for 15 years, right from the UNSW days at the VaST lab, I think I still have his lecture notes on VLSI design on my shelf somewhere! Chris delivered an inspiring lecture. It was a good story about his…