As noted in a previous post, Microsoft is now actively campaigning for interoperability between various vendor's platforms, not just its own. Optimize recently ran this point/counterpoint to the simple question: "Is Microsoft integrating with others?
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.
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Fellow ZDNet blogger David Berlind describes events at the recent GlobusWorld gird confab in Boston. Grid represents the next generation of clustering -- in which workloads can be spread across multiple processors -- and much more.
That's the catchy title for this latest BusinessWeek tutorial. A good read if you're new to the Web services space.
SOA is "one of those perfectly mind-numbing expressions that defies even a modicum of consistent definition, sounds important, and gives everyone the freedom to do it 'their way," argues BPM Group chief analyst Terry Schurter. "What an incredible waste of time, money and energy.
As Bruce Silver points out in Intelligent Enterprise, companies need business process management (BPM) to be agile. "But to achieve agility without breaking the bank, you can't simply rip and replace," he adds.
Fellow ZDNet blogger Dana Blankenhorn asks an enticing "What if"? question: what if IBM's OS/2 prevailed in the client OS space, and Microsoft Windows were the also-ran?
Perhaps in observance of the seven birthday of XML, Microsoft on Thursday unvieled a site dedicated to interoperability.Included at the site are links to Interoperability Month and Webcast series, as well as information on various Microsoft initiatives and products.
The Web Services on Wall Street conference just wrapped up, and a summary can be found in this special edition (PDF format) of eWeek.Among the highlights:ESBs make better SOAs.
WebServices.Org is conducting its first quarterly survey on Web services and SOA trends, technologies, and issues.
This just in...The OASIS international standards consortium today announced that itsmembers have approved the Universal Description, Discovery andIntegration (UDDI) version 3.