Well, they are not that minute after all!! I am talking about minutes of a meeting (MoM), and how critical are they in sending out messages to all the stakeholders of the meeting.
With Sun being now the hands-down largest contributor to the opensource community, corporate users can only wish that MySQL retains its brand image.
Else we can always see Mr. McNealy smiling all the way to the bank.
Updating this post after seven years now, MySQL has also been forked into a separate RDBMS which ensures that the open source movement is strong, this fork is better known as MariaDB.
Well, here’s a little about me on the professional front. I manage the entire technology of a small corporate merchandising firm. People ask me (that includes my mother as well), what the h3LL is an IIM grad doing managing technology in a fledging firm? Arent they bred for big corporates?
Answer is simple. Do what brings a smile to your face at the end of the day. Web Retailing it is. Now, managing something which always tends to move forward out of your hands is turning out to be pretty tricky.
If you can manage to foresee programmer hiring, feature roll-outs, unexpected leaves, budget constraints, server crashes, everything, and a lot more … believe me you definitely are not prepared for light outages!! Hail the Government of Hyderabad :-).
What should happen when the lights do go out? Well, somehow since the computers are not working, it becomes a technology issue.
The day the lights went out, an IIM grad became an electrician.