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The Open Group asks the pertinent question: How prepared are you for the coming together of such growing technical phenomena as cloud, mobile, social computing, and big data? The convergence of technical phenomena such as cloud, mobile and social computing, big data analysis, and the ...
IT costs were always a worry, but only an occasional one. Cloud computing has changed that. Here's how it used to be. The New System was proposed. Costs were estimated, more or less accurately, for computing resources, staff increases, maintenance contracts, consultants and outsourcin...
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, whe...
Cloud computing is already making its way into the US government computing fabric, and that enterprise architecture, instantiated as SOA and properly governed, will provide the greatest possibility of success in its implementation.
Interoperability is not just about the IT systems. It is also about the ecosystem of user organizations, and their cultural and legislative context. There are so many things going on at every Conference by The Open Group that it is impossible to keep track of all of them, and this wee...
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. The Open ...
We can't foresee the full potential of Service Oriented Architecture any more than Henry Ford could have foreseen the scale of today's automotive industry when the first Model T rolled off the production line nearly a hundred years ago. But there are signs that it will be equally far-r...
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 comple...
Today, global businesses are increasingly turning to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for their information technology infrastructure and applications. SOA is becoming an increasingly practiced approach to building software solutions as it can support integration and consolidation o...