Blogs

July 4, 2004

Small Analyst Firms Emerge Amid Layoffs, Mergers

Judith Hurwitz, a veteran software industry analyst, is banking on the notion that smaller is better. She’s launching a new company, Hurwitz & Associates LLC in Cambridge, on July 8 with a six-person roster. Her latest venture follows the closing of Hurwitz Group in September 2002, a venture-funded analyst firm Hurwitz founded in the early […]

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May 25, 2004

Creating containers for Service Oriented Architectures

In the old days when we built applications, it was  from the perspective of the specific problem they solved.  An application might be built to enable a company to bill its customers and pass payment on to suppliers; an application would be created to capture credit information or to create a supply chain. In each […]

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May 25, 2004

Creating Containers for Service Oriented Architectures

by Judith S. Hurwitz In the old days when we built applications, it was  from the perspective of the specific problem they solved.  An application might be built to enable a company to bill its customers and pass payment on to suppliers; an application would be created to capture credit information or to create a […]

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May 20, 2004

On Demand Gets a ”Workplace”

On Demand Gets a ”Workplace” by Fern B. Halper and Judith S. Hurwitz IBM has announced the next stage in its software strategy that leverages its overall investments in middleware, database, pervasive computing, and its Lotus client side software to create the building blocks to support a dynamic response environment. What is impressive about this […]

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May 17, 2004

Applications and Configuration Management Reborn

Applications and Configuration Management Reborn by Nelson Hsu Recently there seems to be an onslaught of companies focused on the configuration and application management space; on average, we hear from two firms a week requesting briefings. It is very apparent that as enterprises look to deploy distributed architectures we should not forget lessons learned. In the early 1990’s, […]

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May 10, 2004

IBM Offers New Delivery Model

IBM has made Lotus Workplace available outside the browser-based environment, meaning that end users can access Workplace’s productivity applications on remote devices and on an offline basis as well. Read the Article  

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May 9, 2004

Beware of Sleeping Giants

Beware of Sleeping Giants By Nelson Hsu and Marcia Kaufman Given the economic constraints on IT spending over the past few years, many traditional software vendors have wisely focused on keeping business steady, and working to meet the needs of existing customers. Based on a series of discussions with the incumbent players, we see a […]

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March 25, 2004

Microsoft’s dynamic response strategy: planning for cohesion

How does Microsoft fit into the new world of dynamically responsive systems? To understand how Microsoft plays a part in this realm of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), it is necessary to look at the implications of Microsoft’s .NETstrategy. It is clear that they have taken the notion of a loosely coupled, service oriented architecture to […]

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March 23, 2004

Host Threat Prevention: a New Weapon in the War against Desktop Threats

Host Threat Prevention: a New Weapon in the War against Desktop Threats By Dennis Szerszen It is no secret. Windows is riddled with interfaces that can leave a business vulnerable to attack, which is why the PC desktop has emerged as a primary source of enterprise security worries. The extensible nature of Windows vastly increases […]

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