This is not, by the way, an assault on Linux. It's an assault on the providers of Linux support tied to a particular distribution. Linux should be just fine. And Oracle's influence on Linux may make it even better for use as the underpinnings of datacenters and applications-as-services stacks.
Analyst Dana Gardner examines IT news and trends that impact software strategists to provide insights and outcomes on SOA, app dev, SaaS, enterprise infrastructure and mobile convergence.
Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm.
The telecos might be willing to spend $6 billion over the next few years on this stuff, but they want ROI ... big time. TCO, too. So all the telco parts (parts is parts?) suppliers -- he called them TEMs -- are thinking, you know, like, blades.
Read a transcript of the podcast.When enterprises reach back in time, to the outer reaches of their code assets, they don't necessarily have to see things as they once were.
BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition, Vol. 2: Gardner, Garone and Collins on Virtualization and the End of ERP
If you can put in some buffer around your legacy systems -- if you can use SOA for more greenfield development, too -- if you can use it for extended enterprise opportunities where you can share services in a close-knit trading or supply chain environments, or a business ecology environment -- then you’re reducing your risk for being backward compatible because your services can continue to be modernized.
We need the smarties (and richies) to stay in the game, and to vote, and to remain citizens of the US as well as cybercitizens. I wish we could insulate ourselves with wealth and entrepreneurism from the way our government and society operates, but only a very few can actually do that.
If you know of some folks that are still a bit flummoxed by it all (and who isn't to some degree, even on the good days) send them the link to the podcast. It's a good level-set, if I so say to myself.
The stakes are only increasing to get quality right the first time. Quality with Web services and SOA can make or break the performance and reliability of the component services, may even color the perceptions of IT in general.
To keep business up and running -- even when disaster strikes -- requires careful planning in advance. Smart enterprises will have a full contingency plan in place that automatically goes into effect when business as usual is no longer possible.
BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition, Vol. 1: Gardner, Garone and Macehiter on IBM, BEA, and Borland
So, we're going to create our own weekly podcast show on SOA, SOA governance, and related subjects. We're going to have industry analysts joining the show as our panel contributors, and we're going to invite some guests; people that are newsmakers as well as other leaders in this emerging SOA space.
The best thing to happen to mainstream journalism is happening -- the profits are imploding on an Arrington- and Gillmor-greased gesture away from old ad vehicles.