New initiatives such as analytics as a service is 'really where we wanted SOA to go all along,' says industry veteran John Crupi.
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.
Top executives are enthusiastic about the benefits of virtualization, while middle managers' responses are a collective 'meh.' Say again?
Why not be able to submit to and reuse code from a commons for APIs?
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DevOps means both more collaboration and end-to-end automation -- a boost to IT service management.
Nobody is ever satisfied with IT, but unsuccessful projects only reflect the organization's dysfunction.
Internet of Things means sensors galore. Can enterprises handle all the data they are generating?
Survey of 329 IT executives shows 1 in 4 have enterprise app stores, and the value being delivered.
Simplicity, standardization, security and documentation are gold in the API world.
APIs are eating software, and those who control APIs are steering the enterprise.