Who is Patrick Grady? That's a question that is likely to be answered many times over in the coming months as his"employee business services" company, Rearden Commerce, gathers market momentum.
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.
Terry Schurter, chief analyst with BPMG.org,offers some interesting food for thought in a recent piece at BPM Today.
"You stop sending me information, and you start getting me some."- Gordon Gekko, Wall Street, 1987Our IT systems and processes, thanks in large part to standardization and Web services specs, are pulling data out of stovepipes and making it accessible to anyone who needs or wants it.
Remember e-commerce? No one seems to get too excited by it anymore, but that's probably because its so commonplace, like 800 numbers and barcode scanners.
We're still searching for the meaning of life -- and now SOA as well.The acceptance of a new technology or paradigm depends on our ability to visualize how it will look in the end.
When you're holding a hammer in the air, everything begins to look like a nail. That's the essence of a smart new piece by Michael Liebow, Vice President of Web Services for IBM's Global Services Division.
Since early 2004, overall business investment has grown in the double digits. IT spending, however, remains flat.
What does SOA mean for the future of the software industry? Who wins and who loses?
It just seemed too good to be true -- that people from all across theindustry could put their minds together, collaborate, and come up withsolutions and methods that can automate and advance the competitiveness of our businesses. Now, a calcified, creaky, and lopsided patent structure threatens to gum up the two best things we have going for us in this decade -- Web services and open source.
I heard from Loosely Coupled's Phil Wainewright the other day, who shared the results of an SOA management market survey he just published. Loosely Coupled took a hard look at the 14 vendors that play in this space, and estimates that the size of the market stood at about $60 million at the end of 2004.