ACCLAIMED NEW BOOK OFFERS ‘JUST ENOUGH GOVERNANCE’ FOR LOTUS NOTES
OK... I got a kick out of finding this in my Google News Alerts this morning... ACCLAIMED NEW BOOK OFFERS ‘JUST ENOUGH GOVERNANCE’ FOR LOTUS NOTES
* Submitted by: 80:20 Communications Limited
* Friday, 21 November 2008
Ely, England, November 21, 2008 – In many organisations, Lotus Notes and Notes applications are critically important to business. Equally important today, however, is the need to exercise effective governance over all IT processes to protect the health of the enterprise. The forthcoming book ‘Just Enough Governance for Notes’, acclaimed on Amazon by renowned reviewer Thomas ‘Duffbert’ Duff, offers a new way to reconcile these two requirements, with a ‘light touch’ governance approach that preserves the agility that makes Notes so invaluable.
‘Just Enough Governance for Notes’ is written by Lotus Notes veteran Craig Schumann, Senior Vice President for R&D at TeamStudio. According to Duff, it "bridges the gap between the ‘Wild, Wild West’ environment so often seen in Notes shops, and the approval- and documentation-heavy processes you see in other IT areas. Even better, it introduces the topic of governance in such a way that most Notes developers can relate to and accept”.
The book presents an IT governance philosophy for Lotus Notes that can protect the company without stifling developer initiative. It goes on to give IT staff and Notes developers a blueprint to implement IT governance processes and principles in the Lotus Notes environment. Lastly, it takes a clear-sighted look at the future evolution of Notes and of IT governance.
Topics covered in the book’s 174 pages include The Trend Toward IT Governance, Design, Development, Test and Production. With the good practices it presents, readers will be able to create a governance process as agile as Notes itself, so that businesses and Notes applications can prosper together for many years to come.
Duff enthuses, “I would highly recommend getting a copy of Just Enough Governance for Notes to make sure you’re not exposing yourself and your company to unnecessary dangers. Along the way, you may just convince your IT leadership that Notes can be governed just like every other platform."
"renowned"... "enthuses"... And that, along with hanging around the right people at Lotusphere, will get you a decent beer. :) But seriously, it *is* a good book, and one well worth reading. And yes, I knew they were going to use quotes for publicity. No, I did not know about this press release before it went out. While I don't believe my own press clippings, it is sorta cool to wake up to find something like this in your inbox. Nice job, Mr. Schumann and company!
If you're interested, you can find it on Amazon... Just Enough Governance for Notes.