CNET's Martin LaMonica posts this news analysis on BEA Systems' latest application development strategy. The upcoming "AquaLogic" offering cuts right to the chase of what SOA is all about -- being able to assemble and dis-assemble applications as the business requires.
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.
In his 1981 book From Bauhaus to Our House, Tom Wolfe wrote eloquently about how a group of arrogant, ideologically driven individuals spent much of the post-World War II period filling American cities with spare, lifeless office buildings of glass-and-steel. These self-styled “visionaries” were indifferent (at best) or disdainful (at worst) toward their clients, but they held the upper hand.
One of the unfortunate aspects of the current SOA wave is the way it imprisons our thinking. The term itself invites us to obsess over IT "architecture.
Webservices.Org's latest survey research into SOA deployment sites uncovered a vital missing piece.
Chris Lochhead is almost always interesting -- and amusing. In an insightful interview with the flamboyant chief marketing officer of Mercury Interactive, Chris Jablonski gets some forward-looking perspectives on the three layers of IT that must be managed as we turn it into a business driver as opposed to a mere mechanism of support.
That's one of the questions answered within Peter Flynn's excellent FAQ site, covering on everything you always wanted to know about eXtensible Markup Language. A good read on the fundamentals.
The Webcast I was going to deliver along with Gartner's L. Frank Kenney has been rescheduled from tomorrow to Tuesday, June 21.
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.