Software Infrastructure for Business Value

The other day I read a post from David Norfolk ("The MDM tarpit") which generated some lively comment. You can read the post yourself, but to briefly summarise, David highlighted a view that Master Data Management (MDM) should really... Read More..
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Back in June I was invited to speak as part of the London leg of TIBCO's NOW roadshow, which focused primarily on Cloud computing and TIBCO's new Silver offering (you can see what we think about that specifically in this... Read More..
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A couple of months back I had a brief Twitter exchange with David Bressler of Progress Software (@djbressler), following a comment I'd seen from Judith Hurwitz (@jhurwitz) at Progress' analyst day regarding the lack of brand awareness that the company... Read More..
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Yesterday I spent the evening at a dinner in London as a stand-in for my colleague Bola Rotibi, talking about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and governing software delivery to a group of around 20 senior IT leaders. Due to my... Read More..
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Something that's been sloshing gently around in my head for a little while came into focus the other day on reading a post by Brenda Michelson: Unintentional Cloud Watching >> Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architects. Namely, that the link between... Read More..
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A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days in London, at IRM's 2008 Business Process Management Conference Europe, where I took in most of the sessions and also ran a session myself. I've been meaning to do a... Read More..
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Joe McKendrick (once again!) has another post which caught my blogreader today. This time he is pondering the relationship between SOA and data governance: If data governance is inadequate - information is outdated, out of sync, duplicated, or plain inaccurate... Read More..
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Joe McKendrick over at ZDNet has been pondering CIO "SOA Advisor" Nicholas Petreley's definition of SOA: a networked subroutine No wonder Joe's not sure about it! Nicholas' definition is closer to that of a web service and even that's being... Read More..
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Yesterday EMC, IBM, and Microsoft jointly announced Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) - a new specification designed to enable interoperability between content management repositories. The proposed standard, which was also being submitted to the open standards consortium OASIS yesterday, will... Read More..
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As part of yesterday's release of the latest iteration of its webMethods Insight product Software AG announced an OEM partnership with Progress Software. This announcement adds the Actional runtime SOA management and monitoring technology (which Progress acquired back in January... Read More..
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Neil Ward-Dutton, founder and Research Director of MWD Advisors offers his perspective on key software infrastructure issues, IT-business alignment and related things.

Neil Ward-Dutton

Neil Ward-Dutton is a co-founder of and Research Director at Macehiter Ward-Dutton, View more

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