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Recently I had a chance to do some training in France. I participated in a week of coursework with classmates from all over the world. Some were from France, Spain, Holland, Sweden, and England; others were from even further - the United States and even India. To say the least, it was ...
Combining Enterprise Web 2.0's (EW2.0) ability to deliver business-critical applications over the Web and Service Oriented Architecture's (SOA) capability to deliver services provides a solution that offers the ubiquitous consumption of service for anyone anywhere in any environment. W...
Last month I wrote about vendor-driven architectures (VDA), and I had a few vendors ask me to look on the other side of the fence. In essence, to consider how vendors can better address the needs of the customer, considering the new drivers with SOA. Truth be told, I can't believe the ...
Despite the IT industry's obsession with the 'next big thing,' even valuable innovations are often put into context by legacy systems. Your bank account, mortgage, home and auto insurance, and pension are all likely to be running on a so-called legacy system. They typically run a large...
One of a CIO's top priorities is to leverage information to enable better business decisions and outcomes. Many CIOs trace constraints on their business back to the limitations of older legacy information systems - specifically, outdated applications. A legacy-based environment can mak...
The primary purpose of most business applications is to bring automation and efficiency to the business. Outside of a few examples, most of our business applications are required to evolve along with our business, and that, of course can be a challenge for most organizations. The time ...
As the demand for new medicines grows, so does the need for better information to manage and execute the R&D processes. There is huge pressure to make informed decisions, especially during the project's early stages when the risk is high and before downstream costs are added. Pfizer sp...
Service Oriented Architectures are increasingly being used to implement high-performance and real-time systems. Traditional systems operate in 'human real-time,' where human patience is the limit. Increasingly, however, systems operate in 'computer real-time,' where the only limits are...