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On September, 14th  I participated in a local IBM conference titled: Smarter Solutions for a Smarter Business. One of the most interesting and practical presentations was Moises Navarro's presentation on Cloud Computing. He quoted an IBM survey about suitable and unsuitable workload types for implementation in the Cloud. The ten leading suitable workloads included many Infrastructure services and Desktop Services. The unsuitable workloads list included ERP as well as other Core Applications as I would expect (for example, read my previous post SaaS is Going Mainstream). However, it also included Security Services, as one of the most unsuitable workloads. On one hand, it is not a surprising finding because Security concerns are Cloud Computing inhibitors, but on the other hand Security Services are part of infrastructure Services, and therefore could be a good fit fo... (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)

The Dark Side of Agility

Agility is considered as a major advantage of SOA, Virtualization and Cloud Computing. 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)

Will Sun Microsystems Survive until 2018?

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Oracle's AmberPoint Acquisition - First Take

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)