Application programming interfaces, once used to stitch applications together, now stitch entire businesses together.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
Survey shows IT budgets rising, but no corresponding gains in outsourcing. What's going on?
New survey of 2,200 developers and IT executives finds most focus and will continue to focus on desktop applications, with mobile apps secondary.
There are plenty of ways to avoid service-orienting large applications, but eventually they're going to hit the ceiling.
Organizations will spend millions on digital platforms. IT leaders need to step in and ask basic questions before businesses throw gobs of money at shiny new things with no clear value.
Enterprises increasingly looking to 'citizen developers' to close IT skills gaps.
Challenges to IoT include the need for more robust standards and more power to devices, as well as security and privacy concerns.
A call for service oriented architecture principles: 'Managed APIs are SOA done correctly.'
What's the difference between user experience (UX) and user interface (UI)? UX is the process, UI is the tangible stuff.
ERP systems are not intended for heavy-duty transaction processing, but cloud systems are. This is where the two can meet.