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 the emergence of vertically […]
Judith Hurwitz is an author, speaker and business technology consultant with decades of experience.
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 department has been one […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 2003 the software economy came to a virtual standstill. Buyers continued to hold back on software acquisitions – purchasing only the essentials. While 2004 will be a much better market for software, customers will continue to demand that products can make a significant contribution to the bottom line. Therefore, I do not see customers […]