Upgrade safe JCE deployment for Java on RHEL

As computers get faster and faster the standard approaches to security have become less and less effective at thwarting the variety of attacks we are likely, or–in some cases–unlikely to ... Read More

SAP HANA: An In-Memory Computing Overview

It has been about 2 years since SAP’s new in-memory computing product called HANA hit the market. HANA is being called a revolution, a game-changer, disruptive technology, a must have, ... Read More

Red Hat Summit & JBoss World 2012

Ever since I received my first Red Hat certification back in 2005 I have wanted to attend a Red Hat Summit, but it’s not something I have necessarily wanted to ... Read More

Blue Collar Technologists

In this city, “outsourcing” is a dirty word.  Detroit, once the 4th largest city in the nation as a result of the booming automobile industry, has become arguably the hardest-hit ... Read More

SAP: A no nonsense, fluffy, hard-nosed, stylish ERP system… huh?

On the farther edges of the personality roadmap are two opposing types, show-dogs and bull-dogs.    Are they polar opposites or just different sides of the same coin?   Who ... Read More

Volunteerism: A Win-Win Proposition

Years ago, comedian Emo Phillips joked that volunteerism should be mandatory.  I was in my early teens when I heard that and wondered if everyone was forced into volunteering just ... Read More

A Noob’s Takeaway from SAPPHIRE

The plane lifted from the ground.  Destination: Orlando, Florida for the 2012 SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG Annual Conference.  I was trapped on a flight loaded with rambunctious kids. They obviously ... Read More

3 Common Pitfalls When Hiring a Process Consultant


“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not.”  -Galileo The goal of most statistical approaches in the IT world is two fold:  Measure (and reduce) variance, and to ... Read More

Food, Fun & Philanthropy with Secure-24

The blue skies and light breeze helped make it the perfect afternoon for the Secure-24 Tree Huggers to get out, get involved and get our hands dirty.  “Tree Huggers” is ... Read More

PCI DSS – How Becoming PCI Compliant is Like Cooking Bratwurst

When I was learning to cook pork bratwurst in a farm kitchen in Wisconsin, my teacher explained to me “uncooked pig is really bad, so when you cook it you ... Read More