Perhaps I read too much Heinlein and Asimov as a teenager, but the kind of feeling I got reading science fiction then is the same type of feelings I get now while observing the unfolding of Knowledge 2.0.
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.
I see Microsoft stuck between an Apple and a Google place -- at least as far as business models and growth opportunities go.
If Google makes this all ad-supported and for all intents and purposes free to me -- and I can start doing more of my sales and marketing outreach using Google services -- well, I'm going to be someday using my Mac Pro for just accessing Google stuff, I guess. Why pay Apple for all those .mac extras?
What's a must-have for any SOA vendor? It's the repository.
Time is running out for a growing segment of the market on the era of high-price, high-complexity RDBs.
Someone employed creative thinking and -- acquainted with Splunk, which is designed to index and make searchable huge amounts of time-stamped and arcane log data from network and datcenter systems -- put the Splunk server technology to work of the reams of AOL data.
The shift is much more than semantics, it involves a customer-focused approach to providing IT internally, places an emphasis on efficiency without redundancy, and allows enterprises to gain flexibility on their future sourcing options for delivering IT services globally.
Sun is Sun, Java is Java. So be it.
Perhaps the most promising new development for accelerating the demand for Wine-type activities (to spur the adoption necessary to gain critical mass-level interest from commercial software deployments) comes from the Mac OS X-on-Intel burgeoning installed base.
Podcasts are the drippings in the pan from a leg-of-lamb of news products production. Sometimes the gravy is better than the main course, for those with the stomach for it.