The IT industry is positioned to experience major technology shifts within
the next few years as a result of the rise of cloud adoption. According to
Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be affected by the shift
to the cloud by 2020 - making cloud computing "one of the most disruptive
forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age." As
enterprises prepare for, or continue to run on, the cloud, it is important
for them to have a strong grasp of the cloud adoption process and the
requirements for ongoing management of cloud environments. Here are five
major trends that will shake up the industry in 2017.
1. Major acquisitions
The pressures of cloud computing are becoming increasingly prevalent. As
enterprises fight to stay ahead of the competition, many will choose to
pursue acquisitions to both bolster their existing capabilities and fill ... (more)
I get these about once a week: an e-mail from a Yahoo or Google e-mail
account that talks about issues within a large enterprise that are related to
building their first instance of SOA.
The fact is that most of these e-mails are not around proper approaches or
the right enabling technology; they are around the people issues.
Specifically, the emerging existence of Dumb SOA Guy(s), or what I call DSGs.
DSGs are those people (sorry ladies, I'm including you with "guys" as well)
who seem to have the political power within the IT organizations, but don't
have a clue as to what a SOA... (more)
So, does testing change with SOA? You bet it does. Unless you're willing to
act now, you may find yourself behind the curve as SOA becomes systemic to
all that is enterprise architecture, and we add more complexity to get to an
agile and reusable state.
If you're willing to take the risk, the return on your SOA investment will
come back three fold...that is, if it is a well-tested SOA. Untested SOA
could cost you millions.
Truth be told, testing SOAs is a complex, disturbed computing problem. You
have to learn how to isolate, check, and integrate, assuring that things work
at t... (more)
I know, the economy is rough these days. Myself, I'm unwilling to look at
my mutual funds until we're through this. However, when times are tough,
markets normalize, and while the stock holders and venture capitalists out
there are crying in their beers, now could be a great time to start something
new for those innovative and resourceful few.
The idea is that when it does not seem like a good time to start a company,
typically that is the best time to start a company. In this case you’re
looking to bring in second generation technology, or technology created out
of the lesso... (more)
I’m just finishing up a book on cloud computing and SOA, and found the
process of writing the book to be a great catalyst for thinking through the
issues surrounding cloud computing, as well as assisting my clients with
their cloud computing strategies.
As I found, there are a few issues to consider with cloud computing:
First, cloud computing is not the savior of IT. It’s nothing but a way to
deploy your enterprise architecture in such as way that has the potential to
be more productive and cost effective. In essence, it’s a tool, not a way
of life. It’s not magic, it’s not even... (more)