All posts by: Judith Hurwitz

About Judith Hurwitz

Judith Hurwitz is an author, speaker and business technology consultant with decades of experience.

February 26, 2006

Software Quality in an SOA World

Software Quality in an SOA World by Judith Hurwitz Software quality has typically been viewed as the task of the QA group within the IT department.  In many of these organizations, testing is not necessarily high on the radar screen of senior business or IT management.  Hurwitz & Associates believes that this will begin to […]

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January 18, 2006

The Demise Of The Packaged Application

The Demise Of The Packaged Application  by Judith Hurwitz, CEO As this new year begins, I am going to take a bold step and predict the beginning of the demise of the packaged application as we know it.  Do I mean that companies will stop selling vertically-oriented packaged applications?  Of course not. Nor will we […]

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November 28, 2005

Business Process: At the Heart of SOA

Business Process: At the Heart of SOA by Judith Hurwitz, CEO It is becoming obvious that a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) cannot be useful without a clear focus on business process – which means having business process management infrastructure.  Since a true SOA plan requires that business services be created that are independent of each […]

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October 28, 2005

SOA: Battle of the Titans

SOA: Battle of the Titans by Judith Hurwitz, CEO It is indeed an interesting time in enterprise software.  Suddenly, the major enterprise vendors are all deciding that they will own SOA and make it the foundation of their own development and partner ecosystem.  In addition, each vendor hopes to win the hearts and minds of […]

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October 7, 2005

Google and Microsoft at the Crossroads

Robin Bloor and I had an interesting discussion about Microsoft versus Google. This whole discussion brought back memories for me of the time when Netscape was intent on destroying Microsoft and taking over dominance on the desktop. I remember very vividly the conversations in those days. I spent time with the Netscape executives trying to […]

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September 28, 2005

Why the Registry Matters to SOA

by Judith Hurwitz, CEO & Marcia Kaufman, Partner We have spent a good deal of time talking to CIOs about their implementation of Service Oriented Architectures.  It is clear that companies which are looking at SOA from a business perspective rather than purely a technical perspective are in a much better position to be successful.  […]

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August 31, 2005

Are We Moving Towards the Industrialization of Software?

SOA ? Towards The Industrialization Of Software by Judith Hurwitz, CEO Maybe I have been around too long but I am suddenly sensing that we are entering a familiar pattern?vendors and customers focused on an emerging technology approach without being prepared for the right action for success. Everywhere there is talk about Service Oriented Architecture […]

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August 31, 2005

SOA – Towards The Industrialization Of Software

SOA ? Towards The Industrialization Of Software by Judith Hurwitz, CEO Maybe I have been around too long but I am suddenly sensing that we are entering a familiar pattern?vendors and customers focused on an emerging technology approach without being prepared for the right action for success.  Everywhere there is talk about Service Oriented Architecture […]

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May 31, 2005

The Enterprise Service Bus

The Enterprise Service Bus by Judith Hurwitz and Robin Bloor Suddenly every platform vendor worth its salt is introducing an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). So, what’s going on and why is this important? Simply put, it represents the evolution of middleware from the era of “hub and spoke” and application servers to an abstracted model […]

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