Jeff Schneider, CEO of Momentum Software, recently went out to the field and recounts what he heard from the corporate development community about service-oriented architecture in his latest blog entry.He found a "huge gap between leadership and worker-bees" in terms of understanding exactly what moving to an SOA entails.
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.
Grid computing has received more than its share of hype over the past year, and we're only just starting to explore its applicability in enterprise computing settings.Tony Scott, chief technology officer for General Motors, steps on the brakes a bit when it comes to grid, as captured in this Q&A just published in ComputerWorld:Large vendors haven't yet mapped core legacy applications to the grid environment.
A new survey out today from Oblix finds security continues to be a showstopper for Web services implementations. About 42% of 260 IT managers and developers say security concerns have kept them from extending Web services beyond the firewall, versus 43% that say there has been no problem.
I'm not sure I'd brand a product or service as "SOMA," as this was the drug used to keep the masses calmed and stupified in Aldous Huxley's classic Brave New World. But let's begin at the beginning.
Money makes the world go round. Andthe SOA world is no exception.
The other week, IBM pledged to release 500 technology patents to the development community, for free, with no strings attached. On the surface, at least, the pledge seems like a positive development.
SOA's a hit across the continent, but not in Paris. A survey commissioned by BEA Systems finds widespread adoption plans for SOA in a recent survey of European companies.
The global service economy is in a state of upheaval and transformation. The trends and technologies discussed here in SOA are certainly contributing to this coming shift.
Earlier this month, we talked about IBM's pledge to provide the methods behind 500 of its patents to anyone that wants to use them, at no charge, with no fear of legal repercussions. (My original post about "IBM's patent surprise" is here.
Many organizations have just barely begun to get their feet wet in Web services, and are understandably confused about the SOA phenomenon. So while pundits may be calling 2005 The Year of SOA, let me make this 100% guaranteed, accurate forecast: 2005 will be The Year People Will Be Talking a Lot About SOA.