Shadow IT, Core IT, Fast IT, and PaaS

Andrew C. Oliver of InfoWorld recently recounted a conversation he had with his colleague Sacha Labourey. Sacha described how the adoption of PaaS will vary by categories of IT : Shadow IT is where departments who can’t get core IT to do a project go rogue and accomplish their objectives by making an end run…

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Published:July 24, 2013 View Post


Cloud Computing Standards

A recent ZDNet article, The Big Lesson Cloud Computing Needs to Learn from the History of the Web, reported on Dr. Jeff Jaffe’s presentation at the Cloud World Forum in London. Dr. Jaffe is the CEO of the W3C. Here is an excerpt from the article: Jaffe said it was time to begin the process of…

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Published:July 10, 2013 View Post


Service-Oriented Architecture and PaaS Cloud Providers

In a recent article, David Linthicum posited that “Most PaaS providers are really SOA-based development platforms.” I like that his article clearly makes the connection between service-oriented architecture and the use of services from PaaS Cloud Providers. Take a look at SOA Dead? Not If You’re Using PaaS for App Dev.

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Published:June 26, 2013 View Post