Open source software – an IT revolution?

There was an interesting article in TechCrunch this week about what they termed “open adoption software” – software built on a free, open source foundation but with value-added, proprietary products built on top of that foundation. MuleSoft was mentioned as a key example of this type of business model.

What we learned from failed SOA implementations

February 17 2016

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It’s been almost 30 years since the concepts behind SOA, specifically the notion of decomposing monolithic applications as discrete functions, were first introduced.  Many organizations embarked on the journey towards SOA, but results have been mixed.  Though SOA has several benefits and can be a powerful architectural paradigm, many SOA implementations have fallen short. In this blog post, we explore the primary reasons SOA, as an approach, failed to deliver on expectations.

SOA governance for the modern business

November 23 2015

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The term “SOA governance” has taken on the connotation of a select group of people coming together periodically to talk about SOA topics, establishing a policy which is dutifully documented, and then disappearing back to their ivory towers without making much impact on the business. But the notion of governance is becoming ever more important as businesses adopt SaaS technologies and initiate mobile, big data, and IoT initiatives. Suddenly those responsible for SOA policy can’t exist in their ivory towers anymore; every aspect of the business needs access to those policies, and those policies now touch everyone in the business. SOA governance therefore is evolving from a largely internal function for IT teams to one that extends to external audiences.