Little things add up. A former boss and mentor told me early on that while it's important totake good care of your organization's cash cow, don't ignore all those "cash mice" running around that may bring in just as much revenue, albeit more incrementally.
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 a new opinion piece, Ray Lane,former president of Oracle and now a venture capitalist, offers a compelling vision of software as service.He defines thisconcept in terms of "tying supplier revenue to a business outcome: the supplier sees the client's end result, measures its success, and receives revenue based on the results achieved.
A report out of eWeek notes that OASIS has initiated final voting on version 3.0 of the Universal Description, Description, and Integration (UDDI) specification.
One of the major issues we've been exploring since the inception of this blog has been the growing threat to system performance resulting from the processing of bloated XML files. The bottlenecks occur occurs when a user or application is handling large binary files.
David Stodder, editor of Intelligent Enterprise, offers an interesting (and much appreciated on my part) spin on what Web services is all about. While acknowledging that SOA represents an important leap in the integration world, he takes it further to put emphasis on the new "knowledge products" that are now being created.
Does Microsoft really eat its own dogfood? A doodled sheet of paper left behind at last week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was thought to be notes left by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair -- which British newspapers subjected to handwriting analysis.
One of the key flashpoints in the growth of/war over SOA will be in the enterprise software world. Key players to watch: Oracle; SAP; and Microsoft.
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.
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.