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This period is a period of revolution in some countries powered by usage of Facebook and Twitter. SOA and BPM is also a revolution. Revolution in IT Paradigm and methods. It is inevitable to move from Monolithic Silo based approach to Services and  Processes based Agile approach. SOA/BPM is a Mainstream approach and more than half of enterprises already begun the journey to SOA/BPM. However, many enterprises fail in their SOA/BPM initiative mostly due to Methodological and Organizational reasons. usually technology is not the weak chain causing failure. It should be noticed that SOA Endeauvor's failure rate is higher than any other Endeauvor. If you would like to understand why, read more http://avirosenthal.blogspot.com/2011/03/soa-and-bpm-organizational-and.html ... (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)

Internet of Things Wearables: New Buzz or New Technology? | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

About 15 years ago I fainted. It was the only time in my life that I fainted. The reasons were probably, blood donation a day before, Work from 7:00 until 19:00 and participation in the the thirty-third day of the Omer period ceremonies of my children (I stood for a long time beside the traditional fire).  No problem found during The Medical Check up, I performed. The Medical Check up included wearing an Holter Monitor recording my heart activity for 24 hours. The Holter was a Wearable computing device, however nobody used the word Wearable. If we exclude the enhanced computing pow... (more)

Why the post: Case Management the missing topic in STKI Summit was written in Hebrew?

So far most of the posts in this blog were wriiten in English. The last post was written in Hebrew. I thought I need to explain to my readers why. The post is about a "hot" topic, namely Case Management. However, in STKI Summit 2011 conference it was not discussed at all. The conference is focused on analyzing the Israeli IT Market. As far as I know Case Management implementations in Israeli Market are rare or non-existent.  In the post I explained what is Case Management and why the Israeli Market is not mature enougth for implementing Case Management. I assume that most of the readers ... (more)

Ulitzer and Leading Cloud Computing Experts

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... (more)