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Madrona Venture Group's Matt McIlwain discusses what the enterprise 2.0 means, and what brought us to this point in software development. Learn how BYOD policies, empowerment, and other innovative strategies all contribute to the apps we can't live without. Noel: Hello, this is Noel W...
It’s death came furiously and quick, like an earthquake shaking the carefully constructed buzzword tower engineered by Enterprise software marketers around the world. Anne Thomas Manes proclaimed the death of SOA back in 2009 in her seminal blog “SOA is dead; Long … R...
#gluecon #mobile #fastapp Mobile applications still rely on "the web" under the covers. On my phone I have, like most people I suspect, many "apps". The thing is, many of these "apps" are simply web sites that have been redesigned to fit the navigatio...
#gluecon #mobile #fastapp Mobile applications still rely on "the web" under the covers. On my phone I have, like most people I suspect, many "apps". The thing is, many of these "apps" are simply web sites that have been redesigned to fit the navigatio...
#gluecon #mobile #fastapp Mobile applications still rely on "the web" under the covers. On my phone I have, like most people I suspect, many "apps". The thing is, many of these "apps" are simply web sites that have been redesigned to fit the navigatio...
We’re starting to writing a book for O’Reilly that’s titled “Enterprise Web Applications: From Desktop to Mobile.” The book will be available under the Creative Commons license, which means you can read it and provide your feedback from the get go. Here’s the github repository where we...
Google announced last week the end of the "experimental" availability of its high-replication data store; it's now a "real" part of the Google App Engine SDK. This is part of a key 2012 trend: Cloud providers will rush to address cloud computing concerns from enterprise IT -- including...
The reason I think the Cloud market will experience such a huge boom is that it will be accompanied by other equally powerful IT trends. Indeed they will magnify the benefit of one another, and these overlaps are the ideal sweet spots to provide the context and opportunity for new s...
Global Crossing issued a press release 1 June 2010 which provides some foreshadowing of future actions I recommend technologists in the federal space closely track. They have just brought John Sutton onboard as Executive Vice President and General Manager of their Federal Sector. Joh...
What is common between John Zachman (who created the field of Enterprise Architecture) and Edward de Bono (who originated the term Lateral Thinking)? Both of them are now septuagenarian and have been pioneer in their respective field – but that is not the what I am talking about. ...
Too often I hear people talk about adding AJAX-enabled fancy UI elements to their website or web application to make it more “Web 2.0″ style. While many Web 2.0 applications do include these elements of AJAX,  gradients,  and glossy style, those features are not what chara...
Game theory is applied mathematics enabling an evaluation of strategic decisions. Win loose or Win Win: its a choice based on our beliefs and the perceived nature of our relationships. As the networks of interdependence within and beyond communities and nations get more complex, the...
During the last week I had to interview five developers for a position that required the following skills: Flex, Java, Spring, and Hibernate. Most of these guys had demonstrated the 3 out of 10 level of Flex skills even though each of them claimed a practical experience on at least tw...
As a strategic activity for IT, communication is important for the effective management of both internal and external relationships. The IT function in many organizations operates with highly diverse stakeholders from different parts of the world. The
I really like Google. They produce easy to use applications that work great. I use their search engine about a hundred times a day. Their applications make sense. But this announcement gave me goosebumps. If you didn’t hear that Google has announced that in 2010 consumers will have a c...
No, that isn’t a homophonic mistake. Dan directed my attention to an interesting article recently, “Are 3-tier web architecture models too rigid?” in which the author postulates that “maybe it is time to finally break out of  the old 3-tier web architecture box and retire the concep...
Information Week has published an interview with GM’s CIO discussing the impact of the bankruptcy on the two-billion-IT operations of this huge corporation. After reading this article, I’m pretty sure that GM’s IT is doomed. The chances are slim that they will turn themselves into lea...
As usual, the bad part of me goes, "Told, ya!" as people who read my posts knows that I was never a fan of RoR. I really respect DHH and his followers for doing exceptional job in exciting so many software developers with Ruby and RoR. But when these boring men with cash (BMW$) come in...
One of the oft cited reasons in surveys that enterprises aren’t flocking to the cloud like lemmings off a cliff is “lack of control”. Problem is that articles and pundits quoting this reason never really define what that means. After all, cloud providers appear to be cognizant of the...
The actual thread safety won’t really matter much to most people, but it’ll surely look nice on your enterprisey check list of Features Your Framework Must Have To Get Play Around Here.