News Stay informed about the latest enterprise technology news and product updates.

Big personnel change in biz-apps world

It’s been an active autumn among top-level business applications execs.

First, in a shake-up, Sage Software nuked a big part of its Americas leadership. Ron Verni and channel-and-strategy chief   Taylor MacDonald were gone as first reported  here.

And, also in mid-month, Oracle’s John Wookey, widely praised for his work integrating the PeopleSoft and Siebel goods into an overall Oralce portfolio took his leave as reported on this  blog and picked up by this one.

One shoe still to drop: where will   Tami Reller, who helped lead Microsoft Business Solutions chief end up? There is some speculation she could move to head one of Microsoft’s subsidiaries. Kiril Tatarinov now heads MBS

 Barbara Darrow, a Boston area freelancer, can be reached at badarrow@comcast.net.

Join the conversation

2 comments

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

I believe that a Security Tester, or hacker, is one of the most exciting and creative jobs in the industry. They are asked to find as many critical security vulnerabilities in complex software systems with limited resources - before the application is released or shipped. They have the challenge of knowing more about the system in the first couple of days than the developers who wrote the system. They have to find every vulnerability in the system, while the attacker effectively has all the time and resources in the world to find only one issue. Sometimes, those who turn into the best hackers don’t immediately show signs of brilliance; it takes dedication, practice and a laser-like focus for years to become the best. In my experience, to be effective, they have to get in the attackers mindset, think like the enemy. Actually, here’s a great article on this matter that I think you might find useful: http://blog.securityinnovation.com/blog/2012/03/effective-application-security-testing-thinking-like-the-enemy-.html. Keep up the good work!
Cancel
I got a great question on Twitter which was essentially "I have management buy-in - now what?" so I wrote up an answer and posted it here:
http://blog.denimgroup.com/denim_group/2013/03/getting-dev-and-qa-to-do-security-testing-what-else-beside-management-buy-in.html
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

MicroscopeUK

SearchSecurity

SearchStorage

SearchNetworking

SearchCloudComputing

SearchDataManagement

SearchBusinessAnalytics

Close