News, blogs, analysis, tips, discussion and how-to about web-oriented architecture.
Wed, May 15, 2013 - The tried-and-true enterprise service bus--long the foundation of now-dated service oriented architecture deployments--is back in style thanks to the increasing need to integrate disparate applications. The secret to ESB's future success, some say, is a close tie to API management tools.
Wed, November 14, 2012 - As Salesforce.com's SaaS offerings become more sophisticated, configuration and deployment gets more complex. In response, enterprises are increasingly turning to partners for implementation help.
Fri, November 09, 2012 - IBM became 'Big Blue' because it leased hardware and provided free software, but its collapse divorced the two. The growth of the cloud has caused another marriage, one that brings together software and services. Vendors such as Amazon, Google and especially Microsoft understand this, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle says, and they are bound to leave those trying to sell a 'cloud solution' in their dust.
Mon, November 05, 2012 - The U.S. Agency for International Development is the only federal agency among 27 recently surveyed by the Government Accountability Office to map out an enterprise architecture strategy, define metrics to measure its progress and actually go back to see if the plan worked. (It did.) Here's what your company can learn from USAID's enterprise architecture efforts.
Mon, September 10, 2012 - Web developers can no longer look at network latency and application performance as mutually exclusive concerns. Fortunately, there are several ways that developers can "hide" data transmission and computation so that user experience doesn't suffer.
Mon, August 20, 2012 - Cloud computing and virtualization let you create virtual machines and use of cloud-based services for project management, issue management and software builds with automated testing. This, in turn, encourages agile development in six key ways.
Fri, August 10, 2012 - With Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013, Microsoft says it will make it easier than ever to develop, deploy and manage Web-based apps that extend the power of its productivity and collaboration.
Tue, July 31, 2012 - Moving to the public cloud can be as easy as migrating your applications and paying your monthly bill. But are you spending more than you should? These five public cloud application optimization techniques will help you save money and improve performance to boot.
Tue, July 31, 2012 - A new connector helps integrate mobile apps with SAP systems
Thu, June 14, 2012 - The new version of the blogging platform allows users to try new themes before showing them to the world
Mon, June 11, 2012 - Microsoft also announced new and upgraded enterprise application development products
Thu, May 10, 2012 - Security researchers report that incorrectly configured hypervisors can lead to a separation of data issue in multi-tenant environments that can expose data remnants. However, you can prevent hosting your data on 'dirty disks.'
Wed, May 02, 2012 - There is never a good time for downtime, even planned downtime. As companies become more global, with employees, customers, partners, and suppliers spread across every time zone, it becomes increasingly difficult to schedule times when no one is affected. There is no "easy button" when it comes to running always-on, always-available services. Here are three steps to get you on the path to building and running an always-on, always-available enterprise.
Mon, April 16, 2012 - Managing the petabyte-scale and larger data stores that are a fact of life with Big Data is a different beast than managing traditional large-scale data infrastructures. Online photo site Shutterfly--which manages more than 30 petabytes of data--shares its strategy for taming the storage beast.