Monday, November 24, 2008

Ucertify Prepkits

And again I am able to offer a 10% discount on any PrepKit from Ucertify.
Just go to the site and use the following discount code 'BASK10'. Good luck with your certification...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oracle Modernization Solutions

'A Practical guide to planning and implementing SOA Integration and Re-architecting to an Oracle platform'

Last week I recieved the book 'Oracle Modernization Solutions' from Packt Publishing. I was asked to review this book. The book is written by Tom Laszewski and Jason Williamson. The book describes different ways to modernize your business IT. The book is a technical dive on two approaches for Legacy Modernization, namely SOA enablement and re-architecture. They focus on these two methods because SOA is a modernization option for staying on a mainframe and re-architecture for moving off the mainframe.

According to the book there are several business objectives for a modernization project :
- Agility (enable innovation within the business)
- Value (expose and extend business value locked in the lagacy system)
- Reduced Cost
- Dwindling Technology Resources (there seems to be a decline in experienced IT personnel)

I just started, but already the book is taking most of my free time :) It's good stuff and very interesting. Although I have not finished the book yet, I already recommend this book to other Oracle technical specialists (like dba's or architects)

Monday, November 03, 2008


This morning I arrived at work, as a freelance Oracle eBS Dba. Did I notice anything different ? Not yet, but it sure feels good !