Can a small and young, yet ambitious company define the Web services registry standard? That's what Infravio, which was started by two Stanford students(and brothers) in 1999, intends to accomplish.
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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As I have said in the past in this space, the SOA and open source movements create opportunities for conventional "vendors" to reposition themselves as high-value "solution providers" that guide clients to successful outcomes.In a recent piece at SandHill.
ZDNet's Chris Jablonski cites some of the latest thinking out of Gartner in a compelling piece on the ongoing evolution of IT service management. Gartner analyst Colleen Young is an advocate of IT service management, which, in her words, "professionalizes the IT function.
IBM just announced new autonomic computing technologies that can be invoked by developers using Web services. The new technologies are available to developers at no cost, through the IBM alphaWorks Website.
In spite of the off-putting buzzword, I nevertheless find quite a bit of merit with Richard Samson's argument that automation will make offshore outsourcing a moot point in the not-so-distant future (as explored in this CNET report).Back in November, we uncovered some food for thought from Datamonitoron this very topic.
Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, one of the world's largest drug companies (and a division of Pfizer, Inc.), has begun establishingits own SOA and rolling out new process integration projects.
"XML can give legacy systems a new lease of life," goes the headline for this latest article in Computer Weekly. Now they're singing my tune.
In his latest post, Loosely Coupled's Phil Wainwright notes that "attention is starting to shift from the lower levels of SOA wherepeople argue about ESB, SOAP vs REST, security and other message-levelminutiae up to layers that merit a lot more thought than they've sofar enjoyed in SOA debate." He goes on to mention these higher-level concerns -- registry,policy, governance, semantics and business process management.
Sun's Jonathan Schwartz recently posted some takeaways from a recent Sun executive conference, and added one of his own -- that "Web services will collapse under its own weight."Schwartz opines that "I'm beginningto feel that all the disparate Web service specs and fragmentedstandards activities are way out of control.
Britton doesn't like the term "killer app," because it gets misapplied and overused, and I agree. But remember the first time the term really was used?