They call it Connected Computing, but I think it should be called .Client/Server
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.
This dramatically and quickly commoditizes platforms and infrastructure.
Software is part of so many products and services these days that it's hard to name many companies that do not have a software liability ... err, capability.
Having automated configuration and installers, coupled with monitoring, remote management and remediation, will go a long way to making IT managers embrace open source solutions.
It's one thing to get a virus attached to an email, but what if your car got one -- and it decided to execute a funny little routine while you're cruising at 70 mph?
There's significant new ease in running apps and platforms as distinct and protected instances within one environment
Sybase, through announcements and messaging from its TechWave conference this week here in Las Vegas, appears in a stronger position than the conventional wisdom has held for second-tier software tools and infrastructure vendors. Sybase has carefully and quietly created a whole greater than the sum of its parts, and is setting itself up for future growth fueled by the far greater use of mobile endpoints to access and create enterprise data.
Worth noting: The Open Group (you remember them) this week spurred on work to add additional (and needed) standardization to the interoperability of different but semantically equivalent data. The San Francisco-based vendor-neutral organization is working to create a registry that holds descriptions and identifiers of the venerable Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF).
Near instantaneous feedback loops are one of the things we expected to see more of when the World Wide Web was a newbie. The Web offers true data capture on where people focus their attention and gives insight into how people behave online -- unlike other mediums where it's largely guesswork, after the fact.
A world where all software is open source and free, right up and across the stack, including the data and the business apps ... not in any of our lifetimes.