The convergence of technical phenomena such as cloud, mobile and social
computing, big data analysis, and the Internet of things that is being
addressed by The Open Group’s Open Platform 3.0 Forum will transform the
way that you use information technology. Are you ready? Take our survey at
What the technology can do
Mobile and social computing are leading the way. Recently, the launch of new
iPhone models and the announcement of the Twitter stock flotation were
headline news, reflecting the importance that these technologies now have for
business. For example, banks use mobile text messaging to alert customers to
security issues. Retailers use social media to understand their markets and
communicate with potential customers.
Other technologies are close behind. In Formula One motor racing, sensors
monitor vehi... (more)
History has many examples of invaders wielding steel swords, repeating
rifles, or whatever the latest weapon may be, driving out people who are less
well-equipped. Corporate IT departments are starting to go the same way, at
the hands of people equipped with cloud computing.
Recently I was at The Open Group conference in Boston. The Open Group is
neutral territory with a good view of the IT landscape: An ideal place to
watch the conflict develop.
The Open Group Cloud Computing Work Group has been focused on the business
reasons why companies should use cloud computing. The Work Gro... (more)
This week, I've been at The Open Group Conference in San Francisco. The theme
was Enterprise Transformation which, in simple terms, means changing how your
business works to take advantage of the latest developments in IT.
Evidence of these developments is all around. For example, when I took a
break and went for coffee and a sandwich to a little cafe on Pine and
Leavenworth, it seemed to be run by and for the Millennial Generation. True
to type, my server pulled out a cellphone with a device attached through
which I swiped my credit card. An app read my screen-scrawled signature a... (more)
I’m with the SOA Work Group at The Open Group conference in Toronto this
week (see http://www.opengroup.org/toronto2009-apc).
The Work Group has been busy recently, completing its Governance Framework,
helping to complete The Open Group’s Service Integration Maturity Model,
and working with members of OASIS and the OMG to finish the joint paper
“Navigating the SOA Open Standards Landscape Around Architecture,” which
explains how the architecture-focused SOA standards of these bodies relate to
There was so much to do that we started our discussions last weekend, and we ... (more)
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been discussed as an important
architectural style for the last few years. Organizations have started to
develop service-oriented solutions and many are now leveraging services in
their production environments.
SOA introduces new technical complexities and challenges and makes testing a
critical component of the development lifecycle. Teams need to think about:
How do you know if the solution is ready? How do you know that it will scale
to accommodate future needs? How do you know that you can actually get the
business flexibility that SOA ... (more)