The Webcast I was going to deliver along with Gartner's L. Frank Kenney has been rescheduled from tomorrow to Tuesday, June 21.
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.
Call it the circle of IT life. Web services was designed with external e-business in mind, but became an internal integration strategy.
Question: When does a Web service become a bona fide enterprise service? Answer: When it's deployed and available for reuse across two or more business units.
Momentum’s Jeff Schneider called it the "Blog Oriented Architecture." Now, ComputerWorld's Patrick Thibodeau writes this piece on the rise of vendor-based blogging.
Web services and SOA serve many purposes, but integration of applications and data is the far and away the main appeal to implementing the specs and standards. I have the privilege of joining Gartner's L.
Over at Between the Lines, Dan Farber offers some insight on BEA's new go-to-market strategy. Code-named Project Free Flow, the company's approach is "basically a service infrastructure grid that allows composite applications and services to be composed that are abstracted from the underlying systems and technology.
The most interesting path in Forrester's six path SOA framework (see previous post) is the one that leads to "core business flexibility." As analyst Randy Heffner explains, this path "identifies places where business change is slowed by application delivery schedules and restructures processes, message flows, data structures and application integration paths to enable faster application change.
Earlier this month, analysts and speakers at Forrester's GigaWorld conference offered some leading thinking on opportunities ahead in the world of SOA. Forrester analyst Randy Heffner made the case that "business drives architecture" in this new era and "you need vision to guide the evolution of SOA.
ZDNet's DataPoint highlights a new report from Nucleus Research suggesting that SalesForce.com is not living up to its billing as a revolutionary new tool.
For the Sun and Microsoft alliance, there seems to always be something happening, but nothing going on. Last year, we speculated about all the wonderful gifts that the newfound Sun Microsystems and Microsoft friendship would bestow on us in terms of interoperability.