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History must not repeat itself when integrating to Cloud Computing

Those of you who have seen the integration solutions evolve to service oriented paradigms will remember the tangled wire-mesh of point-to-point solutions that preceded this paradigm. Slowly but steadily over the years, IT matured to a structured, standardized approach for integrating applications across the extended enterprise. Enterprise Service Buses cemented this concept. Life was good and then came cloud computing.  Along with the cloud came a multitude of as-a-service providers that have a need to integrate with enterprise wide applications. Pick your favorite enterprise application and you are likely to see a steady emergence of yet-another-integration to a Saas provider. And therein lays the risk. We should take a lesson from history to ensure that this time around, we prevent undue proliferation of point-to-point solutions across the extended enterprise.

Success story of SOA – Nadhan’s Top 5 secrets

ZDNet blogger, Joe McKendrick states that the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) market grew faster than expected based upon a survey by Companies and Markets. According to this survey, SOA represents a total global market value of $5.518 billion, up from $3.987 billion in 2010 – or a 38% growth. The SOA market in North America is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% through 2014, the report states. These figures are quite contrary to rumblings I have heard in the recent past about SOA being dead.  While I do not have access to the report itself, McKendrick’s post makes me wonder about the secret of the success that SOA has enjoyed.

Celebrating the independence of blogging on the Fourth of July

My blogging career started a year ago on July 6, 2011 when HP Blogger Michele Degani asked me if I would be interested in publishing a blog post on the topic of Applications Transformation being a journey or destination. It was exhilarating to see how quickly I could share my thoughts with the rest of the world in contrast to the time it had taken me in the past to write and publish my formal publications. I experienced a glorious feeling of independence, which seems appropriate as the United States celebrates the Fourth of July this week. This feeling of “blogger” independence allows me to express my thoughts and engage in lively discussions just like I would in any social setting. I was hooked, and I am thoroughly enjoying blogging. So during this moment of celebration, I want to share my experiences as an HP blogger, navigating through my posts and highlighting their nuances as I sit back, relax and study their gradual evolution over the past year.

Can a SOA Platform-as-a-Service Benefit Airlines?


By Evee Burgard, Travel and Transportation Marketing Manager


To IT departments in the airline industry, the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are typically aligned to application reuse or project development costs and can produce savings of up to 40%. While these savings might seem noteworthy, when you look at the bigger picture, the total doesn’t quite reach that 40% mark. Read on to find out why.

Can Cloud Computing solve 3 challenges faced by airlines today?

By Evee Burgard, Travel and Transportation Marketing Manager


airline1..jpgOver the past decade, airlines have struggled with the commoditization of their primary offering - airline seating - and are now looking for opportunities to differentiate themselves in a very competitive marketplace. Cloud computing offers that differentiator, as well as numerous other benefits to airlines because it addresses 3 of the main challenges they are facing today.

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