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.
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.
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.
Publishing "public information" through a for-profit media company should be optional, not required. Publishing important public information on the Internet should be mandated (and free), and not optional.
Borland's release today of its Lifecycle Quality Management (LQM) initiative demonstrates the depth to which quality assurance can be applied to the entire applications design process, but with special emphasis in the requirements phase.After all, quality is not just about the code, it's about quality of process, methodology, and of getting the definitions right about what it is you're actually building early and often.
Amid the chatter on the next round of SOA acquisitions, where analysts like fellow ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick are predicting that Oracle and perhaps SAP will be on a Fall spending spree, I have to agree to disagree. Oracle may well continue to enter vertical and specialized markets with outright purchases of industry-specific applications and data design concerns, but buying big chunks of SOA infrastructure -- they will opt to build instead.
I’ve heard it said by various knowledgeable people that if Google supported CalDAV in their calendar tomorrow, you’d very quickly see a response from Microsoft.