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?”

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.

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.

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 solutions starting with point-to-point solutions maturing to integration brokers and enterprise services buses over the years.

Secrets Behind the Rapid Growth of SOA

Service Oriented Architecture has been around for more than a decade and has steadily matured over the years with increasing levels of adoption. Cloud computing, a paradigm that is founded upon the fundamental service oriented principles, has fueled SOA’s adoption in recent years.

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