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Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Mar 6 2012
Forbes.com reports that cloud computing will add over 14 million jobs in the next three. Many of those jobs will be familiar IT positions, including integration specialists. The jobs will emerge as cloud start-ups grow, as major corporations develop cloud businesses, and as cloud infrastructure helps non-IT industries grow. But the article also claims under twenty percent will be in America.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 28 2012
Blogger JoeMcKendrick examines how a new “shared services” initiative within the federal government closely resembles the SOA initiative begun six years ago. According to one source, the similarity suggests that much of the groundwork has already been laid–including the implementation of Enterprise Services Buses (ESBs) to help integrate services. Read the full article for more analysis.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 24 2012
Informatica, one of the most established players in data integration, has expanded and innovated as the cloud computing industry grew. Ovum analyst Tony Baer believes that Informatica can grow from $1 billion revenue to $3 billion (though he does not say by when). The key, according to Baer will be the expansion of social media and Big Data integration tools, as well as continued development of Master Data Management (MDM) offerings.
Posted in Cloud app integration trends, Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 17 2012
Cloud integration standards have long been clamored for, but apart from occasional rallying cries around certain APIs, standardization has not gotten very far. Sourya at CloudTweaks.com has a hypothesis why: A decrease in their ability to lock-in customers, and diminished power at the negotiating table. Read the full write-up for more.
Posted in Cloud app integration trends, Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Feb 3 2012
Blogger Michael Vizard has recently taken a look at how several companies, including Mulesoft, Aria Systems, have used subscription-based services to build their business.
Hollis Tibbets at ebizQ has picked up on the trend as well. He explains how the cloud application integration market is growing rapidly—just as cloud data integration did over the last few years. The key to growth, says Tibbets, is that providers are moving away from the integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaas) and offering the integration itself as a service with the help of common APIs and plugins.
Posted in Enterprise Service Bus, Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Oct 23 2011
JBoss, the open source division of Red Hat, updated its ESB, BSRM, and SOA platforms. The updates include significant changes to the Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine, which JBoss says will improve the way connected technologies interpret and respond to events in real time. A blog post from the JBoss team explains how the technologies may have a specific impact in the mortgages industry.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Oct 11 2011
IBM recently released a new version of SmartCloud, which combines security, application integration, and provisioning technologies. SmartCloud is designed to facilitate the creation and management of business rules, application logic, and policies within a hybrid cloud environment. According to the article, IBM is counting on more and more enterprises moving to a hybrid cloud environment. Independent research suggests that trend will continue.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Sep 28 2011
Taking an on-premise system to the cloud requires careful restructuring of the theoretical pipes and wires that pass data between applications. The challenge is far different when SaaS integration requires the restructuring of pipes and wires that pass water and electricity. The growing sector of energy monitoring software is responding to that need. This article from Environmental Leader looks at trends and challenges in energy monitoring software.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Aug 21 2011
Software as a Service started to take off just as the global economy was coming in for a hard landing. While many industries have stagnated, SaaS has matured both technologically and economically. Companies once reliant on venture capital have become profitable, and applications once less reliable and robust than their on-premise counterparts have become the tools of choice for many organizations. In this article the author highlights specific reasons why SaaS will be a leader of economic recovery.
Posted in Quick Links by Mike Ponta on Aug 3 2011
Oxford bookstores of India was looking to better support the growth of its online business channels, including web stores and e-books, but without overspending or operating separately from its retail storefronts. The company chose to use an “IT as a Service” option from consultancy Tata. While Oxford officials agree that the savings will not be immediate, they project that over the long term their investment will result in significant cost savings.