What ILINX Has in Common with Two Giants: Alibaba and Apple

I read a post recently titled Customer-centric and easy-to-use is the new business model (The Alibaba story) that really hit home. The author, Gerry McGovern, a customer-centricity guru, points out that Alibaba, the world’s biggest online commerce company, has defined a clear mission of “making it easier to do business across the world”, as founder Jack Ma put it. I think it’s safe to say that this model has merit, as the company claims the biggest IPO in the history of the world. Continue reading

Migrating from MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server?

I ran across an interesting tool from Microsoft today that would migrate your contents from MySQL to MS SQL Server 2008 and SQL Azure, the cloud version.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0e6168b0-2d0c-4076-96c2-60bd25294a8e&displaylang=en

I wonder when Oracle would release their migration tool.

There is one clear winner from this database war…the consumer and to that, I’d say let’s bring it on.