"All this money is going into ESBs and Web services, and they get a dozen or two integration projects going, but are they getting any business value out of that? I don't see it.
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.
Should SOA and cloud be one in the same?Dave Linthicum, who works in both the SOA and cloud space has noticed a disturbing trend out there -- cloud teams operating separately from SOA teams.
Are enterprise mashups making portals unnecessary?That's the view of Michael Ogrinz, author of the recently published work, Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise.
Dave Linthicum really has a way with expressions, and I can relate to his latest admonition -- forget the endless hype and discussion around SOA and cloud computing, and just sling down a few Red Bulls and start rocking and rolling.I, too, am getting tired, just tired of the back and forth of whether SOA is dead, the vendor hype and overpromising, and really tired of the negativity about the economy.
No question about it, the information technology business is global in reach and implementation. And while working with an IT partner in the same city can be painful enough, working with a partner 12 time zones away is fraught with risk and uncertainty.
It's that old chicken-or-egg question: should governance mechanisms be put into place before service oriented architecture gains steam, or should the investment in time and resources for governance wait until there is something to be governed? Does governance help SOA attain success at an earlier stage, or should SOA prove itself first?
Storage and SOA? That seems like an odd marriage, like combining "American Idol" with "Masterpiece Theater" into one show.
Neal Ford has been publishing a series of reality checks on the current state of service oriented architecture.In the latest installment, he makes the following statements:Implementing SOA for the first time is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
We allude now and then in this blog to "elevator speeches" about SOA and enterprise architecture. This is often intended as a method to boil down the essentials to make them easily digestible by business decision makers with limited time and attention spans.
If you're looking for evidence that technology investments can make a difference in your company's success, a survey made available by The Economist Intelligence Unit (and underwritten by Oracle) may help supply you with some ammunition for your argument. (Available for download here.