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I welcome you to read my BLOGs. If you wish to express your opinion on the subject or ask questions, please, register with related Forum Group and post your comments. I look through all posts periodically and will be able to respond you, if I have anything to say.

You can find my BLOG-posts I published for the last 3 years in ebizQ.

SOA Requires Protection: API Attack on SOA. The Open Letter
Posted on May 05, 2014

Dear Colleagues,   In spite of 1000 years history of Service Orientation, modern concept of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) was coined in Information Technology in 1995. For the last 20 years of SOA conquering our enterprises we watch the second attempt … Continue reading

If I’ve Said I Have a Hammer, I’ll Make Others the Nails
Posted on April 04, 2013

I’d recalled the expression in the title when was reading the ZapThink “Cloud, DevOps, and the Enterprise”. I have developed a nostalgia for the old times when ZapThink were crystal-clear in its arguments and the message… In this one, I … Continue reading

Where we ended up with ITIL 2011?
Posted on March 03, 2013

ITIL 2011 replaces ITIL v.3, which replaced  ITIL v.2. It is good to know. What the values have we gained via this transition?  Now we know that IT provides services to business. Well, didn’t we know this before? But  ITIL … Continue reading

Cloud’s Visibility Problem
Posted on January 01, 2013

As usual, before going to a conference, I was reading the abstracts of presentations to decide which one to visit. This time it was the Cloud Expo Europe 2013. They expect  up to 6000 visitors and have 8 tracks for … Continue reading

Cloudy Predictions for 2013
Posted on December 12, 2012

It is an epidemic of predictions nowadays and it seems I’ve also got a virus. My hazy predictions are based on my personal observations rather than on any researches. If they realise suddenly, please, do not “kill the messenger”. 1. … Continue reading

A Good Service Idea Flies Fast
Posted on December 12, 2012

One of major consequence of service-oriented Business Architecture and business organisation model in an enterprise is in dividing business and a big part of IT  into self-contained business services while still keeping shared services and technical resources centralised. In order … Continue reading

How many fundamental business values any enterprise has
Posted on November 11, 2012

Recently I participated in a discussion about how many fundamental business values exist for every enterprise. The audience divided into two groups: first group insisted that there is only one such a value and its a monetary value (including a … Continue reading

We do not need SOA 3.0… we never needed SOA 2.0 as well
Posted on November 11, 2012

This BLOG is a reaction to the post by Scott Andersen, IASA Fellow, published on 29 Oct., 2012, at IASA’s Thoughts on Enterprise and Technology Architecture. In the BLOG, Scott points to new fantastic gadgets – Meta-Watch and BlackBerry connected … Continue reading

Basic Checklist for Cloud Consumers, Part 2
Posted on October 10, 2012

I continue publishing the checklist for those who plan to sign a contract with a Cloud provider. The beginning of this list may be found in the “Basic Checklist  for Cloud Consumers, Part 1“. Artefact 8. Require visibility on-demand into … Continue reading

Basic Checklist for Cloud Consumers, Part 1
Posted on October 10, 2012

Recent OVUM Cloud Forum 2012 as well as other events and publications demonstrate a shift in Cloud’s consumer’s attention (What is Happening to Clouds and Who is at Fault?) from technical to business aspects of Cloud Computing (hereinafter, Cloud), particularly, … Continue reading

Plastic Surgery vs. Facial for Corporate IT
Posted on October 10, 2012

IT is in change; everybody knows this. Well, IT always in a change, so what? Everybody curious whether IT would stay as we know it today will stay and this is just another hunt for a “silver bullet”, which requires … Continue reading

What is Happening to Clouds and Who is at Fault?
Posted on October 10, 2012

For the last several months of watching after Clouds development and publications I noticed that fanfares calmed down, less and less authors talk about economy of scale regarding Clouds and even talks about saving due to Clouds lost their mentor … Continue reading

Cloud Computing – a “silver b…”. Is it a “bullet” or “bomb”?
Posted on September 09, 2012

OVUM is known as an independent analyst and consultancy firm specializing in global coverage of IT, and telecommunications industries that in 2005 claimed to be the largest technology analyst firm that was headquartered outside of the United States. OVUM conducts … Continue reading

Why Managers Admire Ambiguity
Posted on September 09, 2012

Any Architecture is based on answers to five core question: WHY, WHAT, WHO/WHOM-FOR, WHERE, and WHEN. Any architecture comprises models and structures that detail the answers. If any answer to aforementioned questions is vague it becomes apparent immediately because it … Continue reading

Publications

booksFollowing this link, you will find recent publications published in InfoQ, Sys-con's SOA World, SOA Web Services, Java Development Journal, other magazines and journals, and in Technology Management. Also, there is a link to recent BLOGs in ebizQ.

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Training & e-Courses

booksYou can buy e-courses prepared by Dr. M. Poulin based on his experience and practice in SOA since 1997. The courses cover theoretical, architectural and design aspects of service orientation and Cloud Computing.

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My Blog

booksI welcome you to read my BLOGs. If you wish to express your opinion on the subject or ask questions, please, register with related Forum Group and post your comments. I look through all posts periodically and will be able to respond you, if I have anything to say.

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