October 28, 2012

Thick Skin Thinking: How To Use Negative Feedback To Your Advantage At Work
“If you are of the belief that you never make mistakes, you probably have a narcissistic personality disorder, and it’s going to be really hard to give you feedback. Somebody who has enough self-awareness to recognize they might need feedback, that’s the person that’s going to say ‘Even when I’m on my best game, there’s always something I could’ve done to be better.’”

Configuring Database Mail in SQL Server
This is an enterprise solution for sending mails from the SQL Server database engine to SMTP servers. SQL Server database applications can communicate with users through an email system. It provides features like scalability, security, and reliability.

The Silent Killer of Big Companies
Most leaders today recognize how dangerous it can be to take a lax approach to people management. But how many leaders appreciate the risks that come with taking a lax approach to communication management — with failing to manage the way that ideas and information flows within their organization?

7 reasons why Windows RT works
But fear not: Just because Redmond doesn't want you calling it Windows 8 Lite doesn't mean it doesn't have redeemable qualities. Windows RT and the devices that run it offer some excellent, interesting innovations. Here are our top six:

BizTalk ESB Exception Handling – Consuming WCF Services – Part I
Another interesting fact I bumped into when calling a WCF service from an itinerary is that, when the WCF adapter raises an exception, the receive pipeline of the send port does not execute. The first time I saw this was when trying to authenticate a service request when the target service refused my credentials.

CIOs Talk About How Social Networking Builds Enterprise Collaboration
Over the last five years or so, more organizations have used social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate with customers. Now many organizations are taking a cue from those sites to deploy more socially minded communication and collaboration tools. Does taking a more social, collaborative approach work?

Why the New Oracle ADF Essentials is Important to JSF Developers
These news should be very interesting to developers who are currently using JSF to build their applications, as Oracle ADF Essentials is offering some unique capabilities and extensions around JSF. Here are some of the things JSF developers should know about ADF Essentials:

Data quality process needs all hands on deck
“More and more businesses need to invest resources for quality, useful information,” said Lyn Robison, another Gartner analyst. “A business that can’t produce useful information is like an airplane that can’t fly. How useful is that? Not very.”

Enterprise architecture methodology
It is hard to know which one is best EA methodology. Each kind has advantages and disadvantages, so choosing what kind of them is depending on each organization. There are twelve criteria that are most often used for comparing and evaluating enterprise-architectural methodologies.

IT, business executives don't see eye to eye on innovation: survey
"IT respondents are more likely to position themselves as driving innovation, being an expert on innovation and having the required skills to foster innovation," the report states. "Yet, business executives more quickly identified IT’s shortcomings in regard to its ability to support and drive innovation. In fact, business executives are less likely to highly rate IT’s knowledge of the business, skill sets, communication skills and more."

Quotes for the day:

"One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested." —-- E. M. Forster
"One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you." -- Dennis A. Peer

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