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Conclusion: The usefulness of Web based applications is not limited to the provision of Web-enabled front-ends to traditional business software. The Web also allows the design of applications that are capable of putting powerful human intelligence at our fingertips. Tapping into that intelligence to solve truly hard problems possibly constitutes the ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Saturday, 28 June 2008 | Hits: 474
... is properly educated, specific applications and business needs are identified, and realistic expectations are set. Observations:Microsoft has done a good job of promoting SharePoint as a ‘must have’ technology to the business community2. The company has caught the three new waves of business hype: ‘collaboration,’ ‘web 2.0’ and ‘enterprise search’. ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 | Hits: 391
Conclusion: One of the fundamental drivers of the Windows desktop Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is the tightly coupled “application installation” model used by the Windows operating system. Application virtualisation can eliminate many of the problems associated with this model, significantly reducing the time and effort to install and maintain applications. Since ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 May 2007 | Hits: 602
... is another fad or is here to stay. Early adopters claim SOA is worth the investment and, if used in conjunction with Web Services to link to other applications including legacy systems, a productivity enabler. Nevertheless, these adopters point to the need for a disciplined approach by developers and its use only when justified on business grounds. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 28 October 2006 | Hits: 448
... creation of strategic software assets that can be used across a large number of applications. Observations: In 2006 to date, no market leading Model Driven Architecture (MDA) tool vendor has delivered a viable product and in general the uptake of proprietary commercial tools has fallen significantly short of expectations. In the mean time, Microsoft ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Friday, 28 April 2006 | Hits: 506
Conclusion: SOA is an increasingly common TLA (three letter acronym), and is often thought of as a new technology - and equated with Web Services. This does injustice to Service Oriented Architecture, a new software design concept that emerged from the need to easily integrate web based applications independent of their implementation technology. Hence ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 | Hits: 502
The growth of utility computing (UC) and utility infrastructure (UI) is both driving and being driven by open source software adoption. Leading utility IT vendors show that open source-based technologies and applications are now being considered or used to fill important product line gaps. At the same time, feedback from our customers indicates that ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 November 2005 | Hits: 406
Conclusion:Rather than developing their own systems, many Australasian organisations are adopting commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) to implement or enhance their business applications. So strong are the perceived COTS benefits that US government agencies (including Defence agencies), in line with the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, are now mandating ...
Section: Content | Category: Articles | Date: Sunday, 28 October 2007 | Hits: 376
Conclusion: There is never a good time to break the legacy cycle. A significant number of the core systems used in large corporations today have a history that extends over two or three decades. New applications, implemented in modern technologies, often still require additional functionality to be added to legacy back-end systems. But new is not necessarily ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Sunday, 28 October 2007 | Hits: 472
The recent hullabaloo generated from Paul Graham’s essay “Microsoft is Dead” is a great indicator of the turbulent times we live in. In his article, Graham prophesied that Microsoft’s relevance to the IT industry would wane due to four factors: the rise Google, the advent of broadband, Web 2.0 applications, and the resurrection of Apple’s fortunes. Graham ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 May 2007 | Hits: 469