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 and quality -- joined at the hip

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.

October 2, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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More Saturday night quarterbacking on next SOA acquisitions

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.

September 30, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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Unified communications finally meets SOA

After all, it's SOA. The idea is lots of stuff working together; drag and drop interfaces for bringing services together. The payoff is business process efficiency and flexibility.

September 25, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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Akamai's hit parade meter extends to music downloads

It will be fascinating over the next five years to see how Akamai works these values within the SaaS vendor community, and within a coalescing ecology with Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce.com, Citrix, and Cisco. How these companies relate may very well stretch the definition of co-opetition.

September 22, 2006 by Dana Gardner

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