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)
he first question to ask is do you really need a SOA Consultant?
In most cases the answer is yes.
The consultant has vast knowledge and experience and deeper understanding.
An Aberdeen Group survey finding supports the conclusion above.
Consultants participate in Best in Class (BIC) enterprises SOA initiatives
more than in average enterprises...
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
After lecturing on SOA concepts, Architecture and Technology, I present Case
Studies. While presenting Case Studies, I ask my students: "Why many Case
Studies and Success Stories are from the Telco industry?" Usually they do
not provide a good answer to the good question.
It is a good question because the answer is based upon Business dimension,
Technology dimension and the relationship between the two dimensions.
Why SOA implementation is necessary for Traditional Telco Service Companies?
For many years, Traditional Telco companies revenues were based upon
telephone calls billing.
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
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)