Journey to the Digital Enterprise


Over the past year, we have all seen signs that "Digital" is moving past the consumer focused startup, and past the CMO and their digital-social agendas into a much broader enterprise strategy discussion.  Many digital strategies center around bringing information into "for purpose" integrations [often visualized], and into decision/recommendation environments.  By expanding the information, the analytics and new consumerized apps, mass-customized [and context aware] experiences are becoming the norm. The Digital…

Finding Value in OpenSource


It seems a perpetual journey for me to help my employers understand the value associated with full participation with the global Open Source community.  Sure, everyone leeches the value, but what happens when you move from GET to GET, POST, PATCH within that ecosystem. As CSC looks at a number of the forces that are re-shaping IT, it is important for CSC to be an active participant and a transformational…

The Apps rEVOLUTION… drastic times call for drastic measures


[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Apps Revolution Report[/caption] A really cogent position piece has been developed by a number of technical leaders within CSC.  Lead by Dr.Erika Olimpiew, but also Nabil Fanaian, Henry "Hank" Liang, and a cast of over 20 others, this piece positions the new requirements around mobility, architecture, delivery, economy and other key contributors to leading developers to "storm the gates." Below, the prologue... Applications are the way we put…

Project Razor: EMC and Puppet Labs


Today EMC and Puppet Labs are releasing via open source community contribution, a key module that serves to ground the last mile of the DevOps process. Project Razor is a tool that I've personally been looking for, for years. Razor is a service oriented (RESTful), model based, and policy driven "Operating System provisioning tool" which use their native installers for hardware compatibility. During the project design meetings, we determined that we…

Elliote and David… Korean War vs. the XML War


My feelings about WS-* vs. REST have never been hidden, in fact I wear them on my sleeve, and this analogy really cracked me up... some interesting comments as well. The Cafes » North and South : The analogy isn’t as silly as it sounds either. North Korean/Soviet style “communism” fails because it believes massive central planning works better than the individual decisions of millions of economic actors. WS-* fails…

Web2.0 and SOA… synergies and complexities


I was recently asked to contribute to a couple of articles(The Merging of SOA and Web 2.0,Experts See Link Between Virtualization, SOA) by Darryl Taft of eWeek(Ziff Davis). I initially took an excessively "SOI" approach to this discussion only to have a conversation with Steve Graham that really helped me establish a more realistic set of comments around the junction between Web2.0 (with it's requisite behavioral challenges around collaboration, composition…