The PaaS market is ready to join the cloud party with Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service, says Gartner. But what exactly is PaaS?
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.
Service oriented architecture was designed to free applications from vendor lock-in and underlying technology. That vision needs to apply to cloud as well.
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Cloud? Up to a third of Amazon Web Services' customers may be large enterprises.
It's not a question of either/or with SOA and REST. It's a matter of how the two design approaches can be brought together.
It starts with a vision, and ends with a roadmap. In other words, it's just like any other significant technology pitch -- with a few new twists.
New Forrester report urges carrying over SOA practices into cloud projects.
One tech industry executive hired someone to slap him in the face every time his productivity lagged -- and it worked. Here's a less painful solution.
Some warn that software and online companies need to tread carefully in the hardware space, as it is fraught with peril.
Enterprise app stores actually have a lot of legal and organizational issues associated with sales or downloads not seen on the consumer side.
IDC Financial Insights' scathing report a reminder how even the best-laid BC plans may not quite be ready for prime time.