By IaaS, I meant "Integration as a Service" not "Infrastructure as a
Service". Now that I got your attention let's continue!
After my blog: “Cloud Computing Connections - It's All About Plumbing”, I
did a deeper dive into cloud integration challenges. Does the much ballyhooed
term of “Integration as a Service” that some folks use to categorize
cloud solutions have a limited shelf life?Some acquisitions in the cloud
computing space, especially those related to application integration,
definitely make the integration challenge as it relates to cloud initiatives
confusing and cloudy.
There are a couple of assumptions for this to become true. One assumption is
that integration is application connectivity and does not include BPM or
other foundational products (BPM will be in another blog). The second
assumption is that customers force “Software/Application as a
Integration challenges in cloud computing have always been intriguing to me
and I had posted a previous blog on the importance of SaaS vendors supporting
standards enabling easier connectivity.
Patchwork solutions integrating applications written over the years have
created an inventory of application portfolios so complicated to maintain
that their budget drains a large percentage of corporate information
technology expenditure even today.
>Cloud computing makes the need of world-class integration services important
to the overall success of solutions. Vendors are not ignoring ... (more)
Just 20 days more for a Cloud Workshop in Boston, but I am already looking
forward to the days after this workshop!
Cloud Computing has been maturing rapidly and the next obvious step is for
customers to leverage this technology. As a result, Dave Nielsen and myself
have put together a series of workshops to help customers bring in their
application for evaluation for cloud applicability. If you are interested in
using cloud technology at your organization or for your customers, the
workshop in Boston on June 2 will help you understand various characteristics
of an application t... (more)
The growth of mobile devices generated by smartphones and tablets is driving
universal access to information in the multi-channel era. Similarly, social
networking is a disruptive change that influences many aspects of consumer
behavior. The large amount of data created through these means requires
analytics to help enterprises respond to market dynamics. Cloud technologies
help enterprises analyze this data in a timely manner, enabling enterprises
to deliver significant advantages over their competition.
On January 22, 2013, Oracle hosted an executive roundtable in Cincinnati fo... (more)
I have attended IBM's Lotusphere conference many times, but this year was a
different experience. The long-familiar yellow Lotus branded signs were
missing as the conference was renamed "IBM Connect." The move away from Lotus
branding was expected after IBM's recent repositioning of Lotus products,
along with some new acquisitions under the umbrella of IBM Collaboration
The change also reflects IBM's overall direction away from selling products
to customers to focusing on business outcomes. The three main themes of the
Connect 2013 conference were Social Business, Sma... (more)