With heavy, rigid, and too technical methods for weaving together systems and processes seemingly on their way out, it's sometimes easy to forget there are many inherent compexities in connecting systems to each other. But one of the promising concepts of Web 2.0 is the idea of small pieces, loosely joined.
Enterprise Web 2.0
Dion Hinchcliffe on leveraging the convergence of IT and the next generation of the Web.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an expert in information technology, business strategy, and next-generation enterprises.
One of the classic problems that enterprise integration efforts face is the provenance and accuracy of information aggregated from external sources. If the source information is wrong, how do you tell?
I was invited recently to a high-level enterprise architecture forum being conducted by Microsoft entitled SPARK. Being held the weekend before the increasingly buzz-generating MIX 06 conference, SPARK has the interesting and ambitious goal of creating a mapping between SOA, SaaS, and Web 2.0.
One of the beauties of Web 2.0 software is its viral, engaging nature. If the software does something useful, has valuable data, or an interesting community, the word will spread and it will be used. Or at least the good parts of it will be.
As you read the title of this new blog, the first question some of you will ask is if Web 2.0 is really important to the enterprise. To this I offer a resounding affirmation.