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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)

The Illusion of Static Enterprise Architecture

I recently read a post by ZapThink's analyst Jason Bloomberg titled: Continuous Business Transformation: At the Center of ZapThink 2020 According to that post the permanence of change drives how we run our organizations,but it is against our human quest for stability. As far as Enterprise Architecture is concerned, he notes that the To-Be Architecture organizations trying to move to from current As-Is Architecture is a moving target: There will never be a stable Enterprise Architecture. I do agree that Architecture is dynamic in nature, however we should look more deeply at the c... (more)

Is Oracle the Java Killer?

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.   ... (more)

Cloud Computing and the Security Paradox

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, ... (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)