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I published a link to my post "Choosing a SOA Consultant" in Ulitzer. Ulitzer is a "new media" site. The site provides a portal like page for every author. You can look at my page as an example. Each article's page includes related articles. For example "Choosing a SOA Consultant" page includes the article Anatomy of a Cloud Consultant - What Defines A "Cloud Expert?, written by Reuven Cohen, a leading Cloud Computing expert. The interesting article demonstrates deep understanding of Cloud Computing and I do agree with most of the ideas expressed in it. However, I have different opinion on some issues as described in the following paragraph. "You are only as good as your last job" In my opinion you are as good as your experience and capabilities and not as your last job. A consultant is not a CXO (CEO, CTO etc.) who makes the decisions and is also responsible for... (more)

Why IBM Is Going to Acquire Unica

Unlike the other three leading Eco Systems vendors Microsoft, Oracleand SAP, IBM is not a player in the applications market. Its absence from this market is based on strategy which does not include ERP,CRM and other applications as one of its target markets. So why is IBM going to acquire a small CRM vendor named Unica? In order to answer this question I am going to describe the first time the name Unica was mentioned to me. It was a strategic CRM consulting project I was participating in. The large customer was using Siebel. I joined a CRM expert with vast knowledge and experie... (more)

Information Technology: Are You Out of Business If You're Over Fifty?

Many IT professionals aged 40+ or 50+ are without a job and the task of finding a new one in IT is very difficult. There are a variety of opinions as to why this should be. Recently I participated in a popular discussion in the Linkedin Group "Israel High Tech" about high-tech veterans and work. Here is a quick summery of the arguments for and against. The arguments for hiring veterans The arguments for hiring veterans are that they have experience, Business Knowledge and Technical skills (or at least many of them have these skills). They will not quit their job for another job and... (more)

Microservices: New SOA or Buzzword? | @CloudExpo [#Microservices #API]

Capability Analysis Source: English Wikipedia Microservices is a new architectural style based upon independent services. The terms Microservices and Microservices Architecture are often used. It is an architecture based on independent relatively small components named Micro Services. Some people may think that Microservices Architecture is a new and improved Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). It is not. Martin Fowler is the first name mentioned in articles about Micro Services. Fowler is a British Software Engineer specialized in Software development. I read the article: Micro... (more)

Will Microsoft Survive until 2018?

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 commented at. Many readers are probably sure that Microsoft will be a dominant market player on 2018; however my opinion is that the probabili... (more)