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Technology of the Year for 2016 - The Web Platform We’re starting to see predictions about what’s going to be hot in enterprise technology in 2017.  Cloud (yet again), Blockchain, Big Data / Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) are all among the top of the list. However, it was Krish Subrumanian’s humorous tweet that started me thinking about what will be the single most important contribution from the enterprise technology community in 2016. While all the aforementioned technologies will certainly see a lot of interest and growth, they’re all enabled by a Web platform. A platform is an architectural pattern and design that underlies all these capabilities. Its attributes are the ability to deliver a focused service and facilitate interaction through programmatic interfaces. The cloud platform delivers metered software and infrastructure services. The Blockchain p... (more)

Cloud Operating Model | @CloudExpo @JPMorgenthal #IoT #PaaS #AWS #Azure #OpenShift

Hard Choices Are Required When Adopting a Cloud Operating Model When was the last time you’ve ever heard anyone say “IT Applications & Operations”? Frankly, in my 30+ year career in IT, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone use this term. The typical term we hear is IT Infrastructure & Operations. These two go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, which tells us a lot about how we view the field of IT. For those that may not be familiar with the role of IT Operations, Joe Hertvik does a great job here of describing IT Operations Management as someone engaged in the role of pro... (more)

Tail Wagging the Dog | @CloudExpo #CloudFoundry #AI #IaaS #PaaS #DevOps

Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and application platforms. In many of these cases the decision has not worked in favor of the business with regard to agility and costs. I see it now with clients. Senior technical leadership recommending approaches tha... (more)

Money from Java

Ka-Ching! That's the sound of Sun's cash registers ringing every time a cellular phone, pager, set-top cable box or host of other electronics equipment is sold. Java is an excellent enterprise software platform. It is the first real competition to the Wintel dynasty in over ten years, but Java is about much more than enterprise software development. In fact, Java is about only enterprise software development as much as a Corvette is about a Sunday afternoon drive. Embedded Java is a term used to represent a Java Virtual Machine that is stored permanently in silicon. The Virtual ... (more)

Desperately Seeking SOA Business Cases

The follow question was recently passed along to me by a peer: "…There seems to be anecdotal evidence that moving a system to SOA, or creating a new system using that architecture is the right way to go but she was looking for something with numbers of metrics that she could use for her boss…" This is a really important question because I believe that the person seeking this information is not alone in attempting to identify real value of investing in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The problem is that a properly done SOA should be unique to the mission, goals and processes ... (more)