Newsletters 2004


December 29, 2004

Services as Software: The emerging model for Systems Integration

By Judith Hurwitz, President IBM Business Consulting Services intends to transform its industry knowledge of industries into software. This move could have interesting implications for the future of service as software. I predict that we are about to embark on a major change in how companies implement and use packaged software. While we have seen […]

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December 20, 2004

How Agile is Your Company?

How Agile is Your Company? By Fern B. Halper, Principal HP Services has announced an agility index designed to help determine how prepared companies are to become adaptive. Introduction All organizations want to be able to react to changes – including opportunities and threats in time to make a difference. These organizations must be able […]

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December 1, 2004

Information LifeCycle Management: The Storage Story

Information LifeCycle Management: The Storage Story By Robin Bloor, Principal Storing data intelligently has suddenly become a major imperative for companies. How you handle replication and redundancy is becoming a critical factor. The reason that Information Lifecycle Management has suddenly become one of the focuses of the IT industry is that the amount of data […]

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November 30, 2004

Do you have a Chief Software Quality Officer?

By Judith Hurwitz. President Software quality has moved out of the back office to center stage as software becomes the personification of business. Do you have the position of the chief quality officer within your IT organization? I would guess that this is not a position that appears on anyone’s organizational chart. Typically, the QA […]

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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 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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