Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm.

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SOA value may be best demonstrated by focusing on the applications

Cape Clear Software's announcement this week of embedding a business activity monitoring (BAM) solution into the Cape Clear ESB platform smacks of a renewed focus on the applications' value, as a way of then seeding demand for the appropriate back-end infrastructure. We seem to have lost our way on SOA evangelism so far, with an ongoing focus on the back-end infrastructure first, with then the promise of better applications and services, someday, some way, to come.

November 20, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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Complex APIs/copyright case moves forward even as early injunction denied

John Carbone, Express Logic vice president of marketing, said that the denial of the early injunction has not dissuaded the pursuit of the full action. The final arbitration process will continue, he said, in about three months. Green Hills has also lost on some early issues, including two counter-claims, he said.

November 20, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition vol. 4: Oracle's growing support of Linux and SOA

Oracle's been trying to get into this operating system space for a long time. In the past decade, they were one of the aggressive promoters of the whole network computing concept, where theoretically you wouldn't be relying on a fat client, so to speak, meaning Microsoft Windows. You could access all your applications via some type of thin client or network computing device.

November 15, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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Java may be free under GPL -- but end-to-end development remains the holy grail

Several new Eclipse-based projects are emerging that provide a strong framework for device development, and the theme is a common framework everywhere. Indeed, the mash-up of open source Java and Eclipse is very exciting. This new Eclipse activity augments and burnishes the Java ME platform, especially as its runtime (if not the community and tools) go GPL open.

November 12, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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Podcast content portals -- more like strip malls

Go independent, and stay independent, and federate on terms that favor the content providers, not the mall owners. Go United Artists, down with MGM (circa 1938). Long live the micromedia companies, not those who wish to squeeze them in the name of getting attention.

November 12, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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Any ready examples of a SaaS vendor using an OSI-approved license?

Is there a defacto standard in the making for how to best use open source in a SaaS model that does not leave the provider open to code and revenue hi-jacking? My thoughts have been that SaaS providers should use OSS as platform and deployment infrastructure alone, while keeping the applications as their intellectual property. That both reduces risks and total costs.

November 7, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition, vol. 3: Gardner, Garone, Ward-Dutton and Pendleton on SOA, open source, and making the business case for SOA

How should we evangelize and educate the concept of SOA as strategic, as architecture, as a long-term approach, when we’re still stuck in kind of a tactical decision-making process, and we have a variety of different vendors, and open source projects approach to componentry on the tactical level? The panel sees the business case as essential, but not necessarily by calling it SOA. Where's Steve Jobs when you need him?

November 5, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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