Probably many of the readers of this post will read it because of the title.
Provocative titles such as:" IT does not Matter" (Nicholas G. Carr, MIT),
"The End of Corporate Computing"(Nicholas G Carr, MIT), "The End of the IT
Department" (Neil MacDonald, Gartner Group) attract readers attention and
sometimes trigger emotional reactions. By using provocative title you can
make sure that your opinion and your arguments are read, noticed and
Many readers are probably sure that Microsoft will be a dominant market
player on 2018; however my opinion is that the probability for scenario of
that kind is less than 100%.
Let's go back in time to 1989. If someone would have written an article (no
Blogs and Posts on that time) titled: Will DEC survive until 1999? And
explain why DEC will not survive, he would have been mocked. Dec was the
second or third largest... (more)
In a previous post I asked the same question about Microsoft and predicted
that the probability that at least three of the four leading SOA Echo Systems
vendors, including Microsoft, will survive in the next ten years is high. I
planed additional posts on other potential Long Term survival candidates.
HP's intend to acquire EDS changed my plan, so this post topic is HP's EDS
acquisition. I would have predicted before the intended acquisition, that the
probability that HP will survive until 2018 is high due to its dominance of
the high volume Printers market and its position in oth... (more)
I was asked in ebizq SOA forum:
What Do You Think of Oracle Buying AmberPoint?
My answer in the following lines is my first take of that acquisition.
AmberPoint is a very small vendor who has a remarkable runtime SOA governance
product. Its offerings includes also SOA Management solutions and lately also
Transactions Runtime Governance products. It was a matter of time until one
of the mega companies will acquire it.
The natural candidate for acquiring it was its closest partner Microsoft.
I think that Oracle acquired it in order to fill a gap in its SOA portfolio
(BEA licensed Am... (more)
Agility is considered as a major advantage of SOA, Virtualization and Cloud
By using Abstraction we create an Agile less complex model for Business
people and IT experts.
In this new Agile world it is easy to Change, Adapt and Build new entities.
Sometimes it could be too easy.
With too much Agility it may be a chaotic Enterprise rather than Elastic,
Flexible and Easy to change enterprise or Virtual Enterprise.
If we would like to enjoy the Bright side of Agility we have to take into
consideration the possible Dark side of Agility and by Planning and Managing
the Archit... (more)
There is an old saying: Respect and Suspect.
When someone declare, write or say something, do not decry or ignore him -
respect him. It may turn out that the information he provides is valuable
On the other hand, Suspect and check whether what was manifested is true,
half true or false.
This attitude is the corn stone of Scientific Research.
I am not a Scientist, but during few decades in IT, I found Respect and
Suspect as very useful approach as well as in my hobby playing Bridge
(respect and suspect your opponents bids and play).
The old saying came to my mind, wh... (more)