Tag Archives: SOA

February 25, 2010

Five Steps to Effective SOA Governance

I will be presenting a session titled “Five Steps to Effective SOA Governance” in BrightTALK’s online SOA Governance Summit on Thursday, February 25. The summit includes five webcasts on different aspects of industry best practices for SOA Governance. This summit is sponsored in association with the ITGRC Forum. Please join me for the live session by […]

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October 27, 2009

Can we free process and data?

I am still at IBM’s Information on Demand conference here in Las Vegas (not my favorite place..but what can you do). In listening to a lot of discussions around strategy and products I started thinking about one of the key problems that customers are facing around business process and managing increasingly complex data. What companies […]

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April 15, 2009

Does IT see the writing on the cloud wall?

For the last six months or so I have been researching cloud computing. More recently, our team has started writing our next Dummies Book on Cloud Computing. Typically when we start a book we talk to everyone in the ecosystem — vendors big and small and lots of customers.  For example, when we started working […]

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February 9, 2009

Yes, Virginia, there is a SOA!

It has been only a few weeks since Ann Thomas Manes wrote her blog stating that SOA is dead.  Since then there has been a lot of chatter about whether this is indeed true and if SOA vendors should find a new line of work.  So, I thought I would add my two cents to […]

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January 30, 2009

Why its hard to build great software companies

I went to Progress Software’s  industry/financial analyst meeting this week.  I have known Progress Software since the 1990s as it migrated from the 4GL database development market to client/server and then to SOA and Software as a Service.  Unlike some of its peers in the 4GL space, Progress has managed to change with the times […]

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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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May 25, 2004

Creating containers for Service Oriented Architectures

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 […]

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