Exporting MediaWiki sites to Google sites

In the last post I’ve talked about moving files from SharePoint to Google Site,

what about a Mediawiki site?
how to export it and upload it?
I’ve already covered the uploading files to Google sites via the Google sites API,
you can use java or python to write a script to mass upload all your files and htmls to your new google site,
but first you need to export everything out of the Mediawiki site.

here is a working method to export your site, these are the steps:

  1. install python
  2. download the mw2html script
  3. export the mediawiki site

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SharePoint to Google sites – how to move your files

Many organisations now move to use the Google office suite for their day-to-day office needs,
this includes the Google sites service which allows you to easily create internal portals for the different
organisation’s departments.

This move allows for a department to share an internal web site that has easy access from home as well with the regular office google account,
it also allows for better collaboration with other branches of the same company located far away – as it saves the need for an office VPN, or the need to connect to a server that is located in a branch in another country,
instead – everybody just connect to Google.

But what do we do if our files are already on the office internal SharePoint?

apparently – the migration processes from SharePoint to Google sites is not as hard ,
here are two working options.

Continue reading SharePoint to Google sites — how to move your files

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Adding JMX support to your java app

what is JMX?

JMX is a technology that lets you add management interfaces for Java applications

the jmx interface on your java application will let you monitor and publish graphs for:

  • heap memory
  • threads and their stack trace
  • CPU
  • classes
  • memory pools
and it will also expose the java Mbeans tree which you can browse
with the jconsole app included with any java distribution:
you can either browse and read these attributes,
and in some cases edit them and change the application status.

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What Supply Chain Management has to do with IT in SaaS Companies – part 1

Supply Chain Management

Working in the Production IT of SaaS companies for some years now,
I have come to realize that there is a strong connection between managing the IT and Supply Chain Management,
In a former post I’ve added the links to a Video introduction to Supply Chain Management course,
Created by the Arizona State University – which I strongly recommend watching  – it’s a total 1 hour and worth your time.

I went through each module and I will try to explain how IT in a SaaS Company should be managed like a Supply Chain.

Continue reading What Supply Chain Management has to do with IT in SaaS Companies — part 1

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HBR – Harvard Business Review Magazine

Lately I’m reading a lot of articles from the Harvard Business Review Magazine,
which publishes Articles and blog posts and case studies that were created to improve the practice of management and its impact in a changing world.

Most of the blog posts are free to read and some of the Articles from the magazine too,
but the most are sold for a price.

The site focuses on topics like:

  • Change management
  • Information technology
  • Leadership
  • Operations management
  • Strategy
  • Systems theory

or on Management Skills as:

  • Becoming a manager
  • Career planning
  • Coaching
  • Decision making
  • Delegation
  • Developing employees
  • Improving performance
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interviewing
  • Leading teams
  • Managing people
  • Managing yourself
  • Team building

Continue reading HBR — Harvard Business Review Magazine

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes fun of “Cloud Computing”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOEFXaWHppE&feature=share

This is a nice bit from Larry Ellison the CEO of Oracle,
He talks about Cloud Computing term as a new name for the same internet everyone has used for years.

Wiki calls it:

The term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used in the past to represent the telephone network, and later to depict the Internet in computer network diagrams as an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it represents.

He objects to the absurdity of the term cloud – since it is the same server-based service that was always there and is connected to the internet – the same OS, service, Database etc… Continue reading Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes fun of “Cloud Computing”

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