Today the UK WebSphere User Group meeting at IBM’s offices at Bedfont Lakes took place, and I attended some interesting sessions – I’ll post more about this later on.

I picked up three interesting quotes today…mainly from Rob High (IBM Chief SOA Architect)…

  • “67% of business processes fail” (due to insufficient business resources)
  • “It costs five times less to reuse some functionality (from a legacy system) than it does to recode it”
  • “IT is a fashion industry”

One of my colleagues, Stuart Smith, flew in from Edinburgh today to give a presentation on a novel use of DataPower from a customer project, and then flew back again. This was particularly dedicated as he’s just had a knee operation, which he was nice enough to share with us…including the piece of string that still seems to be connected to something inside his knee…yuck.