Judith Hurwitz Blogs

February 13, 2007

Progress Software: the survivor

I recently attended a Progress Software industry analyst meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I love it when I have to travel 20 minutes to a meeting rather than getting onto one of those buses in the sky.  I think it is interesting that Progress Software has survived when the companies that it competed with in the […]

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January 31, 2007

Will Sun and SOA become a natural act?

Yesterday, I spent almost the entire day on the phone talking about Service Oriented Architecture…and then I got a headache…that is not a condemnation of SOA, it is just that too much of a good thing can make you sick (I guess).  Anyway, one of the interesting meetings I had was with Sun Microsystems. I […]

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January 25, 2007

Visualization of Value or is what you see what you get?

I look at more enterprise computing platforms that anyone should and still stay sane. But, I get really frustrated by the type of marketing hype that talks about how the next generation of some sort of platform is designed to bridge the gap between business and IT.  Bla bla bla.  While it is nice to […]

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January 24, 2007

Why are Web 2.0 vendors dreaming about PowerSoft?

Recently I have been having dejá vu back to the days of PowerSoft.  If you are old enough to remember, PowerSoft was the leader in making graphical development practical for the masses – rather than the object oriented gurus.  Back in the early 1990s when PowerSoft’s product called PowerBuilder was in its heyday, it had […]

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January 21, 2007

Dumb spending surveys!

On Friday I got a call from a journalist who had a copy of someone’s IT spending survey. He had noticed that SOA spending was number 11 on the list so his  question to me was; “Does this mean that SOA is fading as a requirement for IT organizations?”  When I asked him what the […]

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January 17, 2007

Why Amazon.com made my day

Amazon.com is on my mind today.  I ordered a book the other day; now that may not sound revolutionary but it was important to me.   My father was a clinical psychologist who died 25 years ago.  In the 1960s he wrote a book called “Opening Doors for Troubled People.” I have a copy of the […]

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January 16, 2007

Let the Blog Begin

Let the blog begin… I made a new year’s resolution that I would start a blog.  I promised myself that I would not try to boil the ocean, but rather share observations about what I am seeing in the industry based on meetings, conversations, and general random thoughts.  I hope you and I can have […]

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