Enter the era of IT service broker, whose role is to 'integrate internal and external services together to form composite services.'
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.
'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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The IoT potentially will reach into everything, but enterprises need to zero in on where the most value will be realized.