Joe McKendrick: March 2010 Archives

It's been a busy week here at the ebizQ ecosphere with plenty of discussion back and forth on IT's latest promises and perils, especially when it comes to service orientation.Peter Schooff opened a recent ebizQ readers' forum with the question:... Read More..
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In a recent ebizQ forum discussion on the roll of user-created applications, such as enterprise mashups, my colleague Michael Poulan asked this question: What do front-end applications and mashups have to do with SOA? Good question, Michael -- how does... Read More..
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Remember the great Year 2000 crisis? Or whatever it was?About a decade ago, I heard Ian Hayes, a highly regarded IT consultant and speaker, speculate that sometime in the late 2000s, future developers will be looking at all the funky... Read More..
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IDC has some encouraging news fore SOA proponents: the market is growing!That's the word from Ruediger Spies, vice-president of enterprise applications at IDC Central Europe, at IDC's SOA and Beyond Conference 2010 in London. Spies adds that interest in cloud... Read More..
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A new survey of 485 IT managers and professionals finds that the recent economic downturn has shifted priorities regarding SOA and a number of other initiatives. However, many are disenchanted with their enterprise applications, and few are confident that SOA,... Read More..
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"Cloudonomics" is the term coined by AT&T's Joe Weinman, who has been doing a great job of investigating the true economic costs of cloud computing in recent years.Essentially, the growing shift to cloud-based IT means throwing old assumptions and TCO... Read More..
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A few years ago, if you told someone you were going to spend three months watching the clouds, they may have looked at you kind of funny. These days, of course, cloudwatching is essential for understanding the seismic shift shaking... Read More..
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We've been quite consumed with picking apart applications and packaging them up as services for consumption by other parts of the business. But it's time to step back and take a look at the business as a whole -- that... Read More..
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SOA offers a range of benefits, from costs savings to business agility. While the business agility aspect is difficult to measure and track, there are clearly advantages to be gained not only in efficiencies, but also faster time to market.I... Read More..
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Living in the northeastern US, we saw more (way more) than our fair share of snow this winter -- though it provided great opportunities for cross-country skiing. It's amazing that with all the snow there has been, there is no... Read More..
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Attend any technology conference or read any trade journal or analyst report, and it won't be long before you hear about the lack of "business-IT alignment" that hampers software and systems implementations. The IT department can't figure out what the... Read More..
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Have service-oriented applications added to the complexity of heavy-duty manufacturing, managing, monitoring, and processing transactions flowing between production centers and distribution networks and control centers? David Mavashev, writing in IndustryWeek, says yes, and it's time for more real-time transaction monitoring.... Read More..
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Healthcare is an area just crying out for better IT.  First of all, healthcare establishments are awash in data that needs to be properly managed in accordance with very strict mandates. Take HIPAA, for example. Medical records need to be... Read More..
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We know that in the SOA space, a lack of governance and effective management can lead to rogue services bringing down a system, and even compromising the business.SOA implementations themselves often get called into question, especially when a lot of... Read More..
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In this blog (formerly known as "SOA in Action"), Joe McKendrick examines how BPM and related business and IT approaches can promote business transformation.

Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. View more

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