Topic Overview: Service-Oriented Architecture by Randy Heffner, Larry Fulton - Forrester Research
The current form of EA leadership risks too much ownership by EA and notToo tactical. The EA group stays involved with individual services and loses focus on the overall strategy.
enough by the organization. All too often, EA becomes:
Too operational. EA gets pulled into an operational role — troubleshooting problems, managing enhancements, and monitoring service levels.Too involved. The rest of IT looks to EA whenever there is an issue or decision, hindering development of effective processes to manage these issues.
SOA is gaining recognition as a key element of strategic business transformation — a much higher level of business impact than mere application integration.SOA's ability to save IT costs and build business flexibility has driven broad adoption: 62% of enterprises are using or will use SOA by the end of 2007, and 40% of enterprises are using SOA for strategic business transformation.55% to 70% of SOA users identified lowering business and application costs as drivers for SOA75% to 85% of SOA users — identified improving business and application flexibility as drivers for SOAIt's not just industry hype, either. SOA is delivering results that make people want more of it. Current SOA users report strong satisfaction with SOA: 70% of current enterprise SOA users say that they will increase their use of SOA, while only 3% will decrease their use.In addition to SOA's strategic business benefits, SOA also applies inside of IT, optimizing application integration scenarios, extending the life of existing applications, and increasing the flexibility of many types of IT-based business solutions.
The on-again, off-again WiMax seems to be on, again. This has got to be the next big leap in connectivity, if not WiMax specifically, but widely available wireless. Me and my iPod look forward to that day.
Sprint Nextel is on track to launch commercial services for its next-generation WiMax high-speed wireless network at the end of April,"People will be excited about our rates. They won't be ecstatic about them because we're not going to give it away,"
1. January 25 fly Shanghai to Bangkok Thailand
We arrive in Bangkok around 1am
2. January 26 Bangkok to Vientiane Laos
We're going to take a 3am bus from Bangkok to Vientiane (capital of Laos) we'll get in around 5pm on the 26th
3. January 28 Vientiane to Vang Vien
We'll take a bus to Vang Vien. This is a jungle village in the middle of nowhere Laos.
4. February 1 Vang Vien to Lomphrabang
on the 1st or so we'll take a bus to Lomphrabang (ancient capital of Laos) and be there for another day or two.
5. February 3 (about) Lomphrabang to Phenomphen Cambodia
We fly from Lomphrabang to Phenomphen (capital of Cambodia). We'll be here for 2 days or so.
6. Phenomphen to SiemReap
We'll take a bus to SiemReap. we'll be here roughly from the 5th-8th.
7. SiemReap to Bangkok
From SiemReap we'll either fly, or take a bus back to Bangkok depending on how much money we have left. We're going to stay in Bangkok for a couple days and on the 11th I fly out to Hong Kong.
The Toronto Star demonstrates mash-ups combining mapping and statistics. Conspiracy theories live on, suggesting that governments are hording superior alternative energy technologies got from aliens. iPod touch as a WiFi mobile platform; that's why I got it. If it's not there, it's getting pretty close and certainly provides a glimpse. And lastly, the environmental impact of belching cows (it could be worse).
Map superimposed with murders in Toronto area in 2007
I know, it seems like I'm talking crazy, but some people really believe that extraterrestrials not only a) exist, b) visit Earth, and c) have superior alternative energy technology, but that the government is using that technology in ultra-top-secret military projects. Conspiracy!
During Apple's conference call today, Apple executives described the iPod touch as a potentially the "first mainstream Wi-Fi mobile platform, running all kinds of mobile applications"
TOKYO: Japanese researchers have stumbled on a way to stop cows from emitting methane - a potent greenhouse gas - when they belch, a finding that could help the fight against global warming.[belching] is said to account for about 5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.The researchers stumbled on the relationship between nitrate and the generation of methane when they studied a mass poisoning outbreak among a herd of cows.
The team found that feeding the animals cysteine in addition to nitrate not only significantly cut the methane they generate, but also helped prevent them from being poisoned.