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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)

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)

Why IBM Is Going to Acquire Unica

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 experie... (more)

Choosing a SOA consultant

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... http://avirosenthal.blogspot.com/2010/01/choosing-soa-consultant.html ... (more)

STKI Summit 2010

On March 16th I participated in the STKI summit by the local analysts company STKI. The company headed by Dr. Jimmy Schwarzkopf is focused on the Israeli market. The theme of this year conference was: Finding the Right Balance: Standardize vs. Innovate. Presentations were based on an Israeli market survey performed by the company. The company's analysts' presentations topics were Infrastructure Trends, Applications Trends, Office of the CIO trends and Infrastructure Services Trends, followed by wrap-up IT Trends presentation by Jimmy. Jimmy's Keynote presentation included two p... (more)