All posts by: Robin Bloor

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May 30, 2006

SOA and Software Testing

SOA and Software Testing By Robin Bloor, Partner Software testing is one of the areas of SOA that is not discussed a great deal. There is an assumption, that with SOA, software testing procedures don?t need to change much. Unfortunately it isn?t so. Testing procedures will need to change and there are issues that need […]

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April 30, 2006

Moore Is Not Enough

Moore Is Not Enough By Robin Bloor, Partner We?ve been living with Moore?s Law* now for about 4 decades. It has remorselessly reshaped the whole computing landscape. Nobody expected the incessant doubling of power to continue this long, but even after 4 decades of extraordinary acceleration there is no sign that it is about to […]

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March 28, 2006

The Mainframe: A Phoenix From The Flames

The Mainframe:  A Phoenix From The Flames by Robin Bloor, Partner When the Phoenix of Greek mythology felt that its death was approaching, it would build its own funeral pyre and set it alight. Then it flew into the flames and was consumed by them. But as it was reduced to ashes, miraculously, a newly […]

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February 24, 2006

Of Disk and Memory

Of Disk and Memory By Robin Bloor A major change in computer technology will happen in the next 5 years, driven by the replacement of disk by memory. The shift has already begun – it began last year – and it will have wide-reaching effects as it progresses. Let?s take a look at some statistics. […]

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January 18, 2006

Infrastructure Management – The Growing Opportunity

Infrastructure Management ? The Growing Opportunity by Robin Bloor, Partner The IT industry mutates in a particular manner ? one that is driven by the evolution and enhancement of existing capabilities at every level (from silicon to the user interface) and also driven by sudden technology leaps and the advent of completely new disruptive technologies. […]

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October 28, 2005

Lights Out On Lights Out Computing

Lights Out On Lights Out Computing by Robin Bloor & Carol Baroudi, Partners When did it happen? We’re not sure we can put a date on it, but we believe it was sometime in the 1990s when ?lights out computing? died. If you are a recent joiner to the IT industry, then the words ?lights […]

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September 26, 2005

The Abuse of IT Resources

The Abuse of IT Resources by Robin Bloor, Partner Wondering why its broadband link was saturated, a company bought and installed a network monitoring appliance and discovered that one of its 60 or so PC users was consuming 40 percent of the company?s bandwidth. Her PC was examined to see why and at first, no-one […]

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August 30, 2005

Why Is IT Security Such A Big Problem?

Why Is IT Security Such A Big Problem? by Robin Bloor, Partner   One cannot help but look at the wide array of IT security technology and wonder. There?s antivirus software, anti-spyware, firewalls, VPNs, encryption technology, biometrics, email filtering, intrusion detection, data audit and quite a lot more. Indeed there is a vast array of […]

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August 24, 2005

How To Dismantle An Atom Bomb?

How To Dismantle An Atom Bomb? by Robin Bloor, Partner, and Fran Howarth, Principal   Once upon a time, software developers didn?t need to worry about security. They wrote applications that were implemented on secure computers, and that was that. The realm of application software was locked up tight. End of story. But along came […]

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August 16, 2005

The Future of Email

The Future of Email  By Robin Bloor Microsoft’s recent acquisition of FrontBridge Technologies will provide a much needed functionality boost to Microsoft Exchange. A minor surprise in this is that the functionality FrontBridge delivers was already on the Exchange roadmap. Microsoft has decided to buy rather than continue to build, probably for the sake of […]

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