Beyond our initial reactions of shock, and sympathy for the terrible human toll, the unprecedented business impact of Hurricane Sandy on some of the most populous areas of the Eastern United States should provoke us to wonder:“What should we be doing NOW to prepare for a potential future in which such horrendous weather events are likely to become more common place in every costal area globally?”. Let’s explore this topic from a Business Continuity planning perspective and see how simple IT Geo-Diversity measures can thwart disaster. → Read more
Starting from EntityFramework 4.1, the Code First approach appeared alongside the DB First and Model First approaches
The Code First approach enables writing simple POCO (Plain Old CLR Objects) model classes first and then connecting those POCO classes with the database very easily by using the the DbContext class. → Read more
Licensing is truly a global opportunity with over $150B in annual license revenue realized in 1998. Experts project growth at 30% CAGR to over $500B by 2010.
Trends in industry indicate that the best run companies are beginning to exploit their Intellectual Property. The tide is beginning to turn toward those companies that can effectively organize and monetize what they have. However, most companies neither have the skills nor access to the skills required to effectively manage this Commercialization Value Chain. → Read more
Despite the apparent value of their intellectual property assets, most companies fail to manage well on two levels. Not only do they leave value unrealized through dormant intellectual property, but most fail to economically manage the revenues from intellectual property they currently realize through licensing.
There are no standards, processes or best practices capabilities within industry to help companies get control of and monetize their IP. Recent estimates from the Financial Times estimate that companies are currently using less than 25% of their current IP portfolios and are just now beginning to focus on getting value from these underutilized assets. → Read more