Douglas K Barry

Douglas K Barry specializes in enterprise architecture with an emphasis in service-oriented architecture, database systems, and object technology, His practice is aimed at accelerating your understanding and use of software technology. He is an author, columnist, guest lecturer, international speaker, and mentor. Mr. Barry has consulted to over 80 companies operating in the areas of finance, stock trading, computer-aided design, telecommunications, electronic catalogs, software development, manufacturing, and military applications. He has written or edited sixbooks and was the series editor for the The Savvy Manager's Guides, published by Morgan Kaufmann. He has written over 40 magazine columns or articles and published over 400 pages of online articles at www.service-architecture.com/articles/. His most recent book is Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager’s Guide (Second Edition).

Upcoming Webinar

I will be presenting a webinar on January 21. Topic: Managing Change Needed for Service-Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing. Description: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing projects are no different from other IT projects in that larger projects tend to fail and issues regarding people and change can scuttle projects. Oftentimes, such change issues are…

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Published:January 6, 2014 View Post


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