Sunday, March 23, 2008

This Blog Moved to

I am now blogging at Please update your feeds and bookmarks!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bear Stearns vs. Vuth Sem

(NEW YORK The Associated Press): On the verge of a collapse that could have shaken the very foundations of the U.S. financial system, investment bank Bear Stearns Cos. was bailed out Friday by a rival and the federal government.

Foundations of capitalism are shaking but my friend Vuth Sem is fortunately unaware of that. On the same day Bear Stearns signed a merger agreement with JP Morgan Chase in a stock swap worth $2 a share I received the following message from

Dear Roman Stanek,

We are very pleased to notify you that the business you have loaned to, Motor Taxi service run by Vuth Sem, has repaid the full amount of this loan $300.00. The payment was collected and deposited by Sive Chheng Sreng.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Mac OS X Software List

A few years ago Stefan published list of his favorite Mac utilities. When I started to use the new MB Air last week I realized that my list is completely different:

Remember The Milk
Google Calendar
Google Reader
Google Docs

Oh, I almost forgot to mention Firefox and Adium...

Friday, March 14, 2008

There was something in the air...

... and after a series of long flights (via Shanghai, Anchorage and San Francisco) it landed on my desk:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Every time I planned my travel I ended up with a pile of confirmation emails from different sources: airlines, hotels, car rental companies, internet travel agents and so on. It was usually very difficult to create an itinerary from this mess. Until today!

Everything changed when I joined TripIt earlier today. I simply forwarded the confirmations to and I ended up with a very detailed travel plan for my upcoming US visit. Few clicks and I was done. Now I have everything in one place. Integrated with my Google calendar. The best Web 2.0 app I ever used. By far...

Friday, March 7, 2008

ZD on BI

Zdenek "ZD" Svoboda joined the blogosphere a few days ago...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Near miss

I always wondered why English uses the expression "near miss" when "near hit" would be more logical. But after the last weekend when hurricane Emma brought down some large trees around our house I am glad the tree missed my car and it did not not hit it:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

BI minus BS equals Good Data

Today starts a new chapter of my life. After a year of hard work my team and I are coming out of stealth mode and launching a new company: Good Data Corporation.

We've built a complete, on-demand business intelligence platform combining analytics, reporting, data warehousing and data integration. Our primary focus is collaborative analytics. We believe that sharing and teamwork will allow our users to move past isolated reports and arrive at the true meaning of "business intelligence."

How is it different? It's fast, it's flexible, and it's on-demand. We've packed a sophisticated bundle into a simple package. By focusing on the right features, we've eliminated feature bloat. And it's secure, too.

We've been working hard, and I would love to hear your thoughts. If you would like to learn more about Good Data please visit

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cape Clear gone

Workday announced yesterday the acquisition of Cape Clear Software. I believe that this is an important deal for several reasons:

- any successful SaaS company will have to solve the problem of data/process integration. Existing applications inside the firewall need to be integrated with an external On Demand processes outside of the firewall. An acquisition of integration company can potentially solve this problem.

- Cape Clear was one of the last independent SOA companies. This is another proof that SOA is no longer an independent activity. It is part of enterprise software (IBM, HP), BPM software (Software AG) and now Saas (Workday).

- we used to compete against Cape Clear at Systinet and it was a great source of inspiration for us. Acquisition of Cape Clear closes one chapter of my career...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

We've moved!

This is the new address of Prague office:

Jindrisska 24, Prague 1