My new ESXi (5.1) server:
This will help with pending research for 2013
Reasons behind going with the Xeon-E3 CPU (instead of Xeon-E5 or AMD-G34 ) :
Price… E5 CPUs are “premium” priced. The E5 did more than required (don’t need x16 PCI-e, nor 8 DIMM slots). Why pay the premium price for . . . → Read More: ESXi 5.1 Server
If you haven’t already done so I highly recommend you “tool up” for iOS (iPhone) or Android development. Speaking more on the Android platform with this point, but Android is based on Linux – meaning that the Android “smartphone” is a small, pocket-sized Linux computer. And, behind this tiny, touch-screen UI, we have an . . . → Read More: BPM Mobility: Server Architectures Reviewed
As in business, BPM projects either produce or fail. And, in varying degrees, BPM honestly tries. Maintaining net-value is an effort of direct participation. To remain relevant… one must keep up with the pack – speed counts. This demands agile, quick development iterations and, consequently, a serious weaning from project fat. Cutting corners gets . . . → Read More: BPM Methods: A Change in Software LifeCycle
Wanted to share these specifications as there will be some future entries proofed on this configuration:
Laptop: ASUS N53 Series N53SV-XV1 Intel Core i7 2630QM
Win7-64 Professional, SP1 (Host Operating System) Crucial M4 256GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) 4 x G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (16GB total) VMWARE: v8 Guest OS: . . . → Read More: New Mobile Workstation: i7 2630QM
The image is getting across the finish line in less-than-optimal conditions. As first-timer BPM projects go, let’s think of engine smoke and a hopeful driver.
I need to remind myself on this point: not everything lands in one piece when focused on winning. Vision is just about everything in this race. Parts wear out, pieces . . . → Read More: Surviving BPM and a Lesson on Racing
Quick Forward: In keen interest of fewer keystrokes-per-noun, I’ll refer to IBM Business Process Manager Advanced as “iBPM”.
Think of a phat buffet – a Las Vegas buffet. All good – yes? This is iBPM Advanced: a nicely packaged collection of deep technologies spanning light-weight dojo widgets, through aggregation and hosting platforms, and . . . → Read More: On The Direction of IBM’s Business Process Manager – Advanced
The new workstation is on-line!
- LIAN LI PC-A70F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower – SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTi-F-O Dual LGA 1366 – PNY VCQFX1800-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 1800 – CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W – 2 x Intel Xeon E5620 Westmere 2.4GHz 12MB L3 – 2 x Patriot Signature 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 (24GB . . . → Read More: New VMWare Workstation is On-line!
Which is the best path for building out new process models? Following the path of least resistance is your best bet in most circumstances. There are a few grey areas in this answer which I’ll cover later – the key point is that guidance is focused on rapid turnaround on process models. Advantage being that . . . → Read More: Process Modeling or Software Development (continued)
BPM projects require a new approach as their work extends beyond traditional IT boundaries. In taking on this work, our methodologies require adjustment and tolerance as what was once a typically predictable path now leads us wandering through a seaming maze of new discoveries, obstacles, and political minefields. . . . → Read More: BPM Best Practice Series: Process Management versus Software Development