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)
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 S... (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)
On June 14th I attended the Israeli Wikipedia Academy 2010 conference in
Tel-Aviv University. The interesting conference focused on Wikipedia and Wiki
technology usage in Academic context and schools.
Most of the presentations focused on Wiki or Wikipedia research, usage and
projects. The main theme repeating in most presentations was that Wiki based
Collaboration and Participation changes the Game's Rules. However, in some
contexts changing the rules is very useful, while in other contexts the
usefulness is questionable. Changing the rules implies new challenges to all
Is Oracle the Java killer? Probably not.
Java is too strong to be killed. I posted the following answer to the
question: Will Oracle's lawsuit Against Google Put a Chill on Java Adoption?
When Oracle acquired Sun, I thought it was a wrong decision.
It seems that Oracle's managers reached a similar conclusion and are trying
to minimize the amount of money they lose. The lawsuit against Google is one
of the ways to achieve it. However, this lawsuit supports the concerns about
Java after Oracle acquired Sun.
Read more here.