Pharmaceutical CIO ditches the data center, takes advantage of cloud buyer's market: 'Our business continuity plan is now one bullet: go home.'
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.
Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.
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SOA is a philosophy (not a technology) that has shaped every key technology initiative we pursue today.
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Enter the era of IT service broker, whose role is to 'integrate internal and external services together to form composite services.'
'What is defined as greenfield is really just a grain of sand on an island of technology that still needs to integrate into the greater organization.'
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