Judith Hurwitz

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

January 25, 2010

Linux and Commercial Software: Combining to Support the Cloud Environment

Author Judith Hurwitz, CEO  Sponsored by IBM  The cloud in cloud computing provides the  means through which everything from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business processes to personal collaboration can be delivered to the user as a service. Cloud computing has become one of the most important technical and business trends in decades. Increasingly, […]

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October 23, 2009

CASE STUDY How WaveMaker helped KANA transform its call center software

Author: Judith Hurwitz Sponsored by WaveMaker WaveMaker Studio is a drag and drop development tool that runs in a browser. WaveMaker enables anyone to build web applications without complex coding. WaveMaker Studio is actually built with its own tools. This makes it easy for ISVs to embed the studio into any WaveMaker application. One ISV […]

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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 30, 2007

Trolling through SOA land — not a straight line

In our family we often talk about straight lines in the context of getting to an outcome. So, when you are looking at a teenager, it is natural to hope that he or she becomes a responsible citizen with a good job and a nice family. But it doesn’t happen over night. In some cases […]

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January 29, 2007

What’s the value of autonomic computing?

Ok, here is a test for you. What is the value of autonomic computing in the real world? Autonomic computing has always sounded a little like science fiction. The system sits there and anticipates when something is going to go wrong and rushes in, and fixes the problem – before any human ever knows that […]

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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 20, 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 been able to achieve […]

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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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February 23, 2005

Top Ten Predictions for 2005

While 2004 started out with a whimper for the technology market, it ended with a sense that the momentum that had been missing from the market was finally beginning to take hold. Hurwitz & Associates predicts that the coming year will offer some interesting opportunities as well as challenges. Here are our top ten predictions: […]

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