Open Insights 10 – Do You Arbitrage?

Heavyweight Internet Group Newsletter Issue 10 – Do You Arbitrage? August 1, 2005 by Sean Hull <shull@iheavy.com> Founder and Senior Consultant Welcome to our free monthly newsletter, discussing news, developments and bus iness best practices at the intersection of Oracle and Open Source software. Subscriptions to this newsletter has been growing, we’re happy to say, and …

Open Insights 09 – IT Certifications

Heavyweight Internet Group NewsletterIssue 09 – What About IT Certification?July 2, 2005 by Sean Hull<shull@iheavy.com>Founder and Senior ConsultantHeavyweight Internet Group Welcome to our free monthly newsletter, discussing news, developments and business best practices at the intersection of Oracle and Open Source software. We are now writing material regularly for our sister site http://oracleopensource.com so check …

Open Insights 08 – The Devil Is In The Details

Heavyweight Internet Group NewsletterIssue 08 – The Devil Is In The Details June 1, 2005 by Sean HullFounder and Senior ConsultantHeavyweight Internet Group Welcome to our free monthly newsletter, discussing news, developments and business best practices at the intersection of Oracle and Open Source software. We are now writing material regularly for our sister site …

Open Insights 07 – Open Source in the Enterprise

Open Source in the Enterprise Heavyweight Internet Group is of course involved heavily in Oracle database administration, setup, management and tuning. The other half of our business involves Open Source integration, and development using various technologies such as the LAMP platform, Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. We also make heavy use of Open Source technologies …

Open Insights 06 – Practice What You Preach

This month’s newsletter discusses a little server mishap which we encountered here at Heavyweight Internet Group. I use the example to illustrate a few lessons. Practicing What You Preach —————————- Despite great efforts, it’s sometimes difficult to not come off a bit preachy when discussing Open Source technology. The solutions are often so good, you …

Open Insights 05 – Building on Success

Building on Experience ———————— Thinking about this month’s newsletter, I considered titling it “Building on Success”. But despite the marketing and media hype, good companies, build on experiences both good and bad, learn from them, and repeat the successful formulas, and are careful to avoid repeating the mistakes. In short, finding the right consultants to …

Open Insights 04 – Managers: Databases 101

Managers: Database 101 ———————————————- Managers and CEOs of companies which rely on databases for their infrastructure, or build on them for their applications, no doubt already have a handle on the basic “What is…” question. In short, databases boil down to glorified filing cabinets, albeit electronic ones which can hold miles of encyclopias worth of …

Open Insights 03 – The Business of Open Source

The Business of Open Source ——————————————– People around the world, in business, government, and education have all heard about Open Source. It’s the buzzword of the hour. You may have heard about specific projects like the Linux Operating System, or Apache, the webserver that runs nearly 70% of internet webservers (http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html), or various government initiatives …

Open Insights 02 – Consulting Apples and Oranges

Heavyweight Internet Newsletter for Tuesday, December 07, 2004 Issue: 2 Welcome to the Heavyweight Internet Group newsletter. From all of us here at Heavyweight Internet Group we’d like to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. Consulting Apples and Oranges ==================== Consulting is a big word. It carries a lot of meaning in different …

Open Insights 01 – Newsletter Introduction

Heavyweight Internet Newsletter for Friday, November 05, 2004 Issue: 1 Welcome to the Heavyweight Internet newsletter. This is our first installment in what we hope will become a popular and indespensible resource for technology professionals and management alike. Q. What types of information can I expect to see? A. We will be filling the newsletter …