3 years, 2 months ago

The Open Group London 2014 Preview: A Conversation with RTI’s Stan Schneider about the Internet of Things and Healthcare

By The Open Group RTI is a Silicon Valley-based messaging and communications company focused on helping to bring the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) to fruition. Recently named “The Most Influential Industrial Internet of Things Company” by Appinions and published … Continue reading

4 years, 10 months ago

First Open Group Webjam — Impact of Cloud Computing on our Resumes

The Open Group conducted its first ever webjam within The Cloud Work Group last month. A Webjam is an informal mechanism for the members within a particular work group with a common interest to have an interactive brainstorming debate on a topic of their choice. Consider it to be a panel discussion — except everyone on the call is part of the panel! I coordinated the first webjam for The Cloud Work Group — the topic was “What will Cloud do to your resume?” Continue reading

4 years, 10 months ago

How Should we use Cloud?

How should we use Cloud? This is the key question at the start of 2013. The Open Group® conferences in recent years have thrown light on, “What is Cloud?” and, “Should we use Cloud?” It is time to move on. Continue reading

4 years, 11 months ago

Flying in the Cloud by the Seat of Our Pants

In the early days of aviation, when instruments were unreliable or non-existent, pilots often had to make judgments by instinct. This was known as “flying by the seat of your pants.” It was exciting, but error prone, and accidents were frequent. Today, enterprises are in that position with Cloud Computing. Continue reading

4 years, 11 months ago

Data Governance: A Fundamental Aspect of IT

Underlying both SOA governance and Cloud governance is a fundamental aspect that we have been dealing with ever since the dawn of IT—and that’s the data itself. Let us challenge ourselves with a few questions. Consider them the what, why, when, where, who and how of data governance. Continue reading

4 years, 11 months ago

2013 Open Group Predictions, Vol. 1

As we wrap up 2012, we couldn’t help but look towards what is to come in 2013 for The Open Group and the industries we‘re a part of. Without further ado, here they are… Continue reading

5 years, 23 days ago

Discover the World’s First Technical Cloud Computing Standard… for the Second Time

Whether you are just beginning to deploy solutions in the cloud or if you already have existing cloud solutions deployed, SOCCI can be applied in terms of each organization’s different situation. Where ever you are on the spectrum of cloud adoption, the standard offers a well-defined set of architecture building blocks with specific roles outlined in detail. Continue reading

5 years, 1 month ago

Build Upon SOA Governance to Realize Cloud Governance

When it comes to Cloud Governance, it is more than just getting the word out. We must make progress in the following areas for Cloud Governance to become real. Once these progressions are made, Cloud Governance will be positioned like SOA Governance—and it will then be just a “matter of getting the word out.” Continue reading

5 years, 1 month ago

SOA Provides Needed Support for Enterprise Architecture in Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Says Open Group Panel

There’s been a resurgent role for service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a practical and relevant ingredient for effective design and use of Cloud, mobile, and big-data technologies. To find out why, The Open Group recently gathered an international panel of experts to explore the concept. Continue reading

5 years, 2 months ago

I Thought I had Said it All – and Then Comes Service Technology

I saw the post by Forbes blogger Joe McKendrick in which McKendrick introduces a new term – Service Technology – which cements the concept of a service-oriented thinking that technically enables the realization of SOA within the enterprise followed by its sustained evolution to cloud computing. Continue reading

5 years, 3 months ago

Take a Lesson from History to Integrate to the Cloud

Steady growth of service oriented practices and the continued adoption of cloud computing across enterprises has resulted in the need for integrating out to the cloud. When doing so, we must take a look back in time at the evolution of integration so…