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Industry trends and vendor spotlights from Beth Gold-Bernstein.

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Tracking SOA Transactions

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 22:23:01 -0500

This week AmberPoint introduced its Business Transaction Safety Net™. This non-invasive solution monitors, records, provides search capabilities and can isolate root cause of a failure for end-to-end business transactions that cross applications and platforms. This release doesn't just track transactions...

Can ITIL help fix SOA?

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:25:31 -0500

Tony Baer presented his research on the connection between SOA and ITIL to the SOA Consortium. The inspiration for Tony's research was a concern over the growing numbers of governance silos that were becoming apparent. After being briefed by a...

Sun Releases Enterprise Open Source Platform

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:51:46 -0500

Today Sun announced the release of its open source GlassFish platform. Sun has embraced open source and has released the integrated platform as a more palatable alternative for the enterprise. The issue with open source is the time and cost...

Open Group Releases TOGAF 9 Today

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:10:48 -0500

Today the Open Group announced the release of TOGAF 9. Perhaps not earth shattering news to many, based on the whole scuttlebutt about SOA being dead, which to me says that the discipline of architecture is dead. However, as the...

Caga Tió and Other Improbable Beliefs

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 15:39:42 -0500

I recently took part in an old Catalonian Christmas eve tradition of hitting the "Caga Tió" which means, and I promise that I am not making this up, "shit log." Instead of Santa, Catalonian children have a shit log. Before...

SaaS Development Platform

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 20:53:14 -0500

One of the major trends for 2009 will surely be cloud computing, also called SaaS (software as a service). In bad economic times, organizations have less money to spend, and even more pressing needed to do more with less. Usually...

Predictive Analytics - A Good Investment for a Down Economy

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:07:18 -0500

I know things are tough out there. Belt tightening is a fact of life when the stock market is tanking, and the countries financial institutions and major industries are going down the toilet. But the fact remains, that to...

SOA Adoption for Dummies

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 15:13:33 -0500

There's a new SOA Dummies book out there, not to be confused with Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies by Judith Hurwitz, which I hear is coming out with a new edition. SOA Adoption for Dummies is a small thin book...

SOA: Getting it Right

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 11:49:23 -0500

SOA: Getting it Right is a mashup book, edited by Jim Green, CEO of Composite Software, with chapters contributed by Jim Green, David Besemer, CTO of Composite Software, Luc Clément, Co-chair of OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee, Hub Vandervoort, CTO...

Innovation World

Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:55:35 -0500

I'm down in Miami at Software AG's Innovation World. The first innovation was that they changed the name of the annual customer conference from Integration World to Innovation World to better describe the expansion of the stack and the reason...

Microsoft's Azure Cloud Computing Platform

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:54:37 -0500

This week at its developers' conference Microsoft announced, Azure, its new cloud computing platform, and gave analysts a peek during a conference call. The industry trends of cheap computing, cheap storage, high bandwidth, and a proliferation of devices with internet...

The Rise of Network Services

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 01:11:13 -0500

This week I had an opportunity to speak with Lynn Lucas, Director, Enterprise Architecture Marketing and Chris Wiborg, Enterprise Architecture Marketing Manager, who are both part of Cisco's enterprise architecture marketing team. Their goal is to define the relevance of...

IBM Focuses on Business Outcomes

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:54:15 -0500

Last week IBM gathered the analyst community together to preview a series of SOA announcements which, to my ear, contained more marketing approaches and services than product innovations. Senior IBM managers participated in the announcement, including Robert LeBlanc, GM, Software...

Systinet 3.00 Provides Enterprise SOA Governance

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:28:30 -0500

Last week HP announced the release of HP SOA Systinet 3.00, which is aimed at making helping customers successfully move from a single SOA project to enterprise scale SOA. In actuality Systinet 3 is already in use by some customers....

Enterprise 2.0

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:32:02 -0500

Last week ebizQ held its Enterprise 2.0 virtual conference. The event had some great presentations by Gartner analyst David Mitchell Smith and Forrester's Rob Klopowitz. David Smith stated that the future of Web 2.0 is NOT Web 3.0. While organizations...