The IT industry is positioned to experience major technology shifts within
the next few years as a result of the rise of cloud adoption. According to
Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be affected by the shift
to the cloud by 2020 - making cloud computing "one of the most disruptive
forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age." As
enterprises prepare for, or continue to run on, the cloud, it is important
for them to have a strong grasp of the cloud adoption process and the
requirements for ongoing management of cloud environments. Here are five
major trends that will shake up the industry in 2017.
1. Major acquisitions
The pressures of cloud computing are becoming increasingly prevalent. As
enterprises fight to stay ahead of the competition, many will choose to
pursue acquisitions to both bolster their existing capabilities and fill ... (more)
SOA in the Cloud
It's Thursday morning, you're the CEO of a large, publicly traded company,
and you just called your executives into the conference room for the exciting
news. The board of directors has approved the acquisition of a key
competitor, and you're looking for a call-to-action to get everyone planning
for the next steps.
You talk to the sales executives about the integration of both sales forces
in three months time, and they are excited about the new prospects. You talk
to the HR director who is ready to address the change they need to make in
two months. You speak ... (more)
Since the advent of Web services, and other distributed computing standards
for that matter, we've been wrestling with the notion of identity and how to
Truth-be-told identity management has been put on the back burner as
organizations attempt to get their first Web services projects up and
running. However, as Web services become more pervasive, this is an issue
that is getting more attention.
With the increased interest in identity management so too has risen the need
for standards to better define this space. These standards all aim to bind
identity management sys... (more)
To mark a new standard in the SOA space, I create a Google Alert and sift
through the pile of links returned to get the scope of its maturation. I'm
currently tracking over 60 standards, starting with SOAP and XML (XML
happened way before Google was cool).
Lately I've noticed a drop in the number of blogs, links, and articles
talking about particular SOA standards. Where I once got dozens of links a
week on some standards, I now get only one or two or none. So, I'm thinking
that standards, although around, aren't as cool as they once were, and maybe
people are a bit confused by ... (more)
I get these about once a week: an e-mail from a Yahoo or Google e-mail
account that talks about issues within a large enterprise that are related to
building their first instance of SOA.
The fact is that most of these e-mails are not around proper approaches or
the right enabling technology; they are around the people issues.
Specifically, the emerging existence of Dumb SOA Guy(s), or what I call DSGs.
DSGs are those people (sorry ladies, I'm including you with "guys" as well)
who seem to have the political power within the IT organizations, but don't
have a clue as to what a SOA... (more)