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Send me relevant info on prodI am working on my second enterprise SOA implementation in the last 4 years. The first implementation was at a medium sized IT shop of 200+ people. That project was driven by the need to revamp business processes and leverage SOA to connect new user interfaces driven by workflow to old legacy systems. My current SOA initiative is quite unique. As a startup we are building from a blank sheet of paper.ucts and services.


Newsletter Archive: 2010
Is Google Chrome OS Headed For Success Or Failure?
Google has been the father of innovation in cyberspace. They have developed so many advanced web technologies that we have begun to believe that they would never develop a technology that wouldn't catch on with the web community.

Date: 2010-12-28


Downloading Your Facebook Personal Profile And Fan Page
Have you wondered how to backup or download the content you have been posting to Facebook?

Date: 2010-12-14


How To Choose The Correct Web Developer
If you were to poll a hundred serious business owners on the street and ask them if a website was a crucial part of starting a business, at least ninety would probably say it is. Yet, if you polled the same hundred people and asked what resources they put into their website, you would probably be shocked with the results.

Date: 2010-11-30


Seeking A Balance Between Quantity And Quality
In my review of the "Free Traffic System" (FTS), I recommended spinning manually your articles before submitting them through FTS or through any other article submission program. And I promised to share with you some advance spinning tips.

Date: 2010-11-16


How To Download And Use Your Facebook Information
Facebook has recently been under fire (a lot, I might add) for privacy issues and privacy concerns. I have even written about Facebook email privacy that has gone awry. Many people (not me) are concerned about what they share amongst their friends on Facebook.

Date: 2010-11-02


Key Benefits Of Using WordPress As Your Web Platform
Let me preface this entire post by saying I'm in no way, shape of form a Web developer. My role on most web-related projects I've been a part of during my career (including my current role) has been focused on strategy and content.

Date: 2010-10-19


How to take control of your IT universe
Take control of your IT universe. LogMeIn Central lets you access, manage and monitor all the computers in your system from a single web-based console. Keep your servers up and running. And your productivity level too. Now, who's buying?

Date: 2010-10-07


Has Social Media Started To Taper Off?
Forrester has updated its data in regards to its social technographics ladder and the results appear to have changed very little since their previous release in January 2010.

Date: 2010-10-05


Switch to VIPRE Enterprise: 50% Discount plus we'll buy out your existing AV contract
Frustrated with slow, bloated antivirus? When you compare VIPRE Enterprise to Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro or whatever antivirus program you're using, you WILL want to switch! You are eligible for a special 50% discount off new licenses of VIPRE Enterprise.

Date: 2010-09-30


Is Your Corporation Ready For Social Media?
Even though a company sees the value of social media, it doesn't mean the organization or its members are ready for it. Have you started something you really weren't ready for? Sometimes it works out and other times it doesn't.

Date: 2010-09-21


IT Market Making Slow Recovery
In today's economy many CTOs and human resource professionals continue to be required to do more with less and will not be able to restore budgets and head count to pre-recession levels, according to a new survey by Gartner.

Date: 2010-09-07


The Planet Server Cloud: First Month Free
Our customers with Web–based businesses told us they needed on-demand scalability, high performance and flexibility. They also said they needed it at a price point below a fully allocated dedicated server. We listened…

Date: 2010-09-01


Tech Jobs Sector Expected To Expand
Chief technology officers who sometimes feel that having third and fourth arms grafted on is almost a necessity can take some comfort from conclusions reached by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor found that more hiring should occur in the industry.

Date: 2010-08-31



Social Media And Technology Trends To Keep An Eye On
Here are several excerpts from an insightful post by Mark Schaefer about a McKinsey report on tech-enabled business trends, Ten Social Media and Technology Mega-trends To Watch.

Date: 2010-08-17



Taking An In-depth Look At Ubuntu For Business
Well, let's face the fact that most of the populace on the web actually works on Windows. The rationale of their doing so in verity differs from individual to individual..

Date: 2010-08-03



Global IT Spending Set To Grow 3.9%
Global IT spending is on track to total $3.350 trillion in 2010, an increase of 3.9 percent from 2009 spending of $3.225 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Date: 2010-07-20



Join Us for 2 Complimentary Webinars: Part 3 & 4 on Dedicated Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Easy to Find, Share and Use: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management

Date: 2010-07-14


Boosting IT Productivity Through Social Computing
I really liked the report's summary. It concluded that their "survey of social media users indicates that IT staff increase productivity by adapting Social Computing to their role. CIOs should enthusiastically embrace social media as a means for boosting IT productivity while also giving IT staff the experience needed to support Social Computing initiatives across the enterprise."

Date: 2010-07-09



An Educational Web Hosting Horror Story
Every CTO worth his (or her) salt considers a number of factors when picking a company to handle business domain names and email, including price, reliability, and ease of setup. Only one man's tale has made clear that CTOs should also consider how a hosting provider will respond to hacking, since this can put everything at risk.

Date: 2010-06-22



Get Better Hosting, Get a Human With The Planet
If talking to your hosting provider feels like talking to the dead, you should be talking to The Planet. More than 20,000 customers trust our dedicated and managed hosting services, because they're backed up with The Planet's people: people with the technical chops and training to give you the best possible hosting experience.

Date: 2010-06-21


Free Microsoft Programs To Check Out
Microsoft has been known for the proprietary softwares and need no introduction! There has always been a conflict of views across communities. While some claim that Microsoft provides value for money, FOSS activists have often denied it.

Date: 2010-06-15



Rackspace Complimentary Two-Part Webinar on Dedicated Microsoft(r) SharePoint(r) 2010
Part 1 of this series will focus on new, out-of-the-box features that can help businesses increase efficiency, facilitate greater collaboration, and make everyday SharePoint workloads easier to manage.

Date: 2010-06-07


The Continuum Of Manufacturing Models
So, I just finished Steve Bell's excellent Lean Enterprise Systems... a book that has already contributed to one insight, that of the CMDB as a Bill of Materials or Resources.

Date: 2010-06-01



Determining The Value Of Open Source SaaS And PaaS
Open source has been promoted as, amongst other things, a means of minimizing vendor lock-in. However, it's unclear that this value proposition holds when utilizing software as a service (SaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) in the cloud.

Date: 2010-05-18



Complimentary Webinar: Building Confidence in the Enterprise Cloud
The proliferation and popularity of cloud computing has caused enterprises to consider the cloud for its resource and budget efficiencies. But many enterprises are still unsure about whether the cloud is ready for their mission critical apps.

Date: 2010-05-06


What Processes CTOs Could Learn From Start Ups
I have spent well over 20 years in corporate IT environments, most of it working for IT shops in the 100-300 person range. In every company that I worked for, IT was seen as a bottleneck and IT struggled to satisfy the needs of the business. In many companies, this is the standard.

Date: 2010-05-04



Companies Not Including Energy Use In IT Budgets
Companies recognize energy as a significant cost, but more than half fail to account for energy costs when developing IT budgets, according to a new survey commissioned by Avanade.

Date: 2010-04-20



Get Better Hosting, Get a Human With The Planet
If talking to your hosting provider feels like talking to a robot, you should be talking to The Planet. More than 20,000 customers trust our dedicated and managed hosting services, because they're backed up with The Planet's people: people with the technical chops and training to give you the best possible hosting experience.

Date: 2010-04-19


Should CTOs Care About OIN Licensing?
Open Invention Network, the intellectual property company aimed at protecting an ecosystem around Linux, announced an increase in licensing program in 2010 first quarter./span>

Date: 2010-04-15



Who Really Has Browser Control?
Interesting tidbit over at Techdirt this morning about a Grease Monkey script called Fluff Busting Purity formerly known as Facebook Purity. While the Techdirt article is good, there are some interesting side issues here that should be noted.

Date: 2010-03-29



Building The Correct Size SOA For Your Business
Salmon Protocol is actually one of the most exciting things that will be used by Google Buzz & theoretically could dramatically make huge changes to the way communication flows around all kinds of web content, whether comments on blog posts, votes & likes on Youtube videos, maybe blog posts themselves, video replies etc.

Date: 2010-03-16



Flow Of Communication Using The Salmon Protocol
Salmon Protocol is actually one of the most exciting things that will be used by Google Buzz & theoretically could dramatically make huge changes to the way communication flows around all kinds of web content, whether comments on blog posts, votes & likes on Youtube videos, maybe blog posts themselves, video replies etc.

Date: 2010-03-02



Verizon's Rollout Of 4G To Create New Opportunities
4G wireless service should be available later this year courtesy of Verizon, according to one of the company's executives. And for businesses, that could have some important ramifications as they'll be able to offer better customer service and perhaps increase the odds of their representatives making sales.

Date: 2010-02-16



Increasing Both Agile And IT Service Management In Current IT Discourse
With the increasing prominence of both Agile and IT Service Management in current IT-related discourse, it's inevitable that some will ask "why not Agile ITSM"? Surely, those stick in the mud ITSM types with their Change and Release processes (so often impediments to developers) could use a little agility!

Date: 2010-02-02



WSO2 Introduces Its New Middleware Platforms
WSO2 - the open source SOA company with offices located in USA, UK and Sri Lanka  -  earlier this week made three announcements introducing  its new middleware platform for heterogeneous SOAs, now including the Business Activity Monitor and the Gadget Server, all based on the WSO2 Carbon platform.

Date: 2010-01-19



Securing Private Analytics Data To Mitigate The Risks
With both large real and hidden opportunity costs associated with evaluating, implementing, and learning the quirks of a new analytics tool, it only makes sense to ensure that the tool one chooses will be able to keep pace with one's future requirements.

Date: 2010-01-05



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