Judith’s Balancing Act

Judith S. Hurwitz is President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., a strategy consulting and research firm focused on distributed computing technologies. A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, Judith advocates for a pragmatic adoption of an architectural and business approach to the emerging market for cloud computing, service orientation, and service management. She has served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders over the years. Judith has helped these companies make the transition to a new business model focused on the business value of emerging platforms.

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 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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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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December 29, 2004

Service as Software: The emerging model for integration?

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 […]

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November 30, 2004

Do you have a Chief Software Quality Officer?

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 […]

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