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.
Can enterprise mashup proponents avoid the mistakes made with ESBs?
Cisco more than tripled transactions to $4 billion in a year via its SOA-based partner application
We've been debating on these pages whether SOA and business process management go together, or if they're actually two very different disciplines.Jason Bloomberg recently provided his take on the SOA-BPM discussion, saying that SOA and BPM are structurally the same.
A new report from Business Insights predicts that the enterprise mashup market, worth around $161 million in 2008, will expand more than tenfold to $1.74 billion by 2013.
Cloud is the target platform SOA has been lacking until now
For long-term SOA value, look to dynamic user-created services
Is cloud computing possible without SOA?Yes, but don't expect things to move very smoothly.
Red Hat launches community-based standards set called REST-*, pitches it as a counterpoint to Web services standards
Comparing ESBs is like comparing apples and oranges. No two products are compatible today with severe consequences, in terms of vendor lock-in, for end users