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HTML5 is changing the enterprise mobility industry. Just look at what SAP announced over the past month. They announced partnerships with 3 of the leading HTML5 SDK (software development kit) companies. These partnerships are to help SAP users quickly create HTML5 mobile apps that w...
Using Amazon web services for elasticity and scale to build cloud applications. Traditional IT environments that are built using physical servers can only scale and grow by buying new hardware and software and taking time to install and rack the hardware, configure the software and th...
The introduction of virtualization and cloud computing to data centers has been heralded as “transformational” and “disruptive” and “game changing.” From an operational IT perspective, that’s absolutely true. But like transformational innovation in other industries, such disruption is...
The primary function of the Internet Information Server (IIS) is to host Web based applications, such as ASP.NET. If you have to set your IIS 7 to host such an application, there are several terms you need to know and a procedure you have to follow. We will focus on them in this articl...
This week in an interview with me, SAP's Head of Mobility, Sanjay Poonen predicted that by 2015, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based. In another interview I conducted this week with Sencha's CEO, Michael Mullany, he predicted that by 2014, 50% of enterprise mo...
In our last article we discussed guidelines for optimizing Threading. In this article we’ll look at best practices for using asynchronous calls. Asynchronous calls are non-blocking meaning when you call a method asynchronously, the calling thread returns immediately and continues execu...
SAP has become a big advocate of HTML5 for enterprise mobility. Many of their recently announced partnerships with mobile vendors include strong endorsements of HTML5. I also see HTML5 playing a very important role for mobile applications developed in house. It is very hard to justi...
We saw it all before: the portal gold rush, the microsite gold rush, the Social Media gold rush. They all ended at one point and gave way to a more mature way of utilizing these new tools and tactics. In the early days, we saw a few lucky pioneers strike gold with novelty apps. There w...
The role, impact and usefulness of the "Solution Architect" (i.e., "SA" to the "Enterprise Architect" or "System Architect") has been clarifying for several years across the IT Consulting community, particularly given the increasingly complex nature of SOA, Cloud-centric and Multi-Plat...
Disruptive technology is a term used to describe an idea or invention that typically disrupts an existing market, often completely displacing an earlier technology. Sometimes disruptive is great (e.g. digital cameras and cell phones), and sometimes disruptive is not so great (e.g. las...
Social Media seems to be at the crossroad. Push and pull from four different dimensions – that is how I can summarize the trend in social media. Till Facebook came in, web was mostly open. Two of the key drivers behind the success of the Web are (1) the ease with which pages can be hy...
Hybrid tools try to resolve the debate of … “Should you write a mobile web application which will render on multiple platforms without significant change but won’t be able to take advantage on native features?” Or “Should you create platform specific native application to fully util...
While cloud computing has brought to the forefront of our attention the ability to scale through duplication, i.e., horizontal scaling or “scale out” strategies, this strategy tends to run into challenges the deeper into the application architecture you go. Working well at the web and ...
You are a software service provider. You develop software for you clients. Majority of your clients are from a different city or even a different country. You are in a discussion with your client where you are exploring the option of adopting Agile Development Methodology for your next...
If you are clear about what governance means then you can skip the next section. However, if you have heard the term – Corporate Governance, SOA Governance, IT Governance – but you are not exactly sure about what it really means, then here is an explanation. Suppose you are interest...
I often think it's ironic that while the mission of REST is to simplify Web development, REST itself is beset with seemingly complex jargon and architecture patterns. I say "seemingly complex" because, once you look into REST architecture in depth, it actually is simple. In some ways, ...
Remember the Liberty Alliance? Microsoft Passport? How about the spate of employee provisioning vendors snatched up by big names like Oracle, IBM, and CA? That was nearly ten years ago. That’s when everyone was talking about “Making ID Management Manageable” and leveraging automation...
Aside from keynotes and panels from federal and industry leaders in information technology, Carahsoft’s Government Big Data Forum also had two showcases to highlight the actual solutions available for dealing with massive amounts of complex data and getting the most out of it for your ...
Cloud computing brings many advantages including elasticity, flexibility, and pay-per-use. But when looking at cloud security, and specifically encrypted cloud storage the picture is much more complex. Cloud security (in IaaS and PaaS scenarios) is a shared responsibility. The cloud pr...
If you are planning to take up TOGAF certification examination, you would definitely want to know how the release of TOGAF 9.1 impacts you. You would want to which version you need to study. Here is the simple guideline. If you are planning to appear for the exam… …before June 2012 t...
A factor often ignored by those performing contact analysis costs is technology. Call centers, marketing, and other business functions generally rely upon key performance indicators that include costs per contact – a cost associated with every e-mail, call, or web transactions that occ...
HTML5 based ads are gaining on Flash. For ads that will be seen on mobile devices, developers are focusing on HTML5. Systems management and monitoring firm DN2K is turning to HTML5. It announced that HTML5 is now, “one of its core technologies in its business and industrial applica...
If you are deciding on a new offsite backup solution to replace tapes in a medium-sized organization you have a lot of choices. Right now, many enterprises in the 20- 2000 employee range are choosing cloud backup services to leverage the much talked about scalability and cost savings. ...
Statement (A): We know that some teams which have self-organized itself is much more productive compared to a team with similar set of members where the team organization has been prescribed from outside. Statement (B): Self- organizing teams will always outperform an equivalent tea...
A news story about the school board in Marshall Missouri approving data storage plans in addition to getting good news on health insurance rates just came into my in box. I do not live in or anywhere near Marshall Missouri as I live about 420 miles north in the Stillwater Minnesota ar...
About VMware Turn your datacenter into a flexible cloud infrastructure with the performance and reliability needed to run enterprise applications on the platform trusted by the most demanding datacenters around the world. Leverage existing assets and applications while offering self-se...
The main objective of our projects like the Drummond Report and Cloud analysis, is to focus on the relationship between the technology and the desired outcomes in terms of business transformation. The Drummond Report is another political exercise focused on the growing public sector d...
In February this year the agile movement completed 11 years of existence. I am sure you are either using some form of agile methodology or examining the possibility of using them. But, are you aware of how the agile movement happened? Did it happen by chance or was it inevitable? Do yo...
Australia based SaaS provider Movideo is dumping its open source based cloud provider (based on the LAMP stack) and going with Microsoft Azure to improve performance of the company's bottom line. Movideo is not so hot on either Google or Amazon for they lack certain features of Micros...
When it comes to mobile HTML5 performance, Apple’s iOS platform far surpasses the Android, according to a recent study from Spaceport. The TeamLab Document Editor, which is the first online HTML5 word processor, makes use of all the HTML5 features, according to developer Ascensio Syst...
The trade off between security and performance has long been a known issue across IT organizations. One of the first things to go when performance is unacceptable is a security solution. This isn’t just an IT phenomenon either; consider how many of us have disabled endpoint security so...
There are literally thousands of different REST APIs available today, and new APIs are being created and exposed daily. There are API aggregator sites such as apigee.com and programmableweb.com that collect APIs from various sites. apigee.com makes available a very nice API console whe...
If you’re a web developer, especially one that deals with AJAX or is responsible for page optimization (aka “Make It Faster or Else”), then you’re likely familiar with the technique of domain sharding, if not the specific terminology. For those who aren’t familiar with the technique (...
Application delivery infrastructure can be a valuable partner in architecting solutions …. AJAX and JSON have changed the way in which we architect applications, especially with respect to their ascendancy to rule the realm of integration, i.e. the API. Policies are generally focused ...
Just came back from LA, where I spent three days at MAX – the main Adobe conference. Four people from our company were there and all liked it. I went there to see if the company is still strong,  has a clear road map that, hopefully, matches  my understanding of where IT populati...
HTML5′s local storage is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and most talked about features in the HTML5 technology stack. Local storage is part of Web Storage specification and is supported by all modern browsers (destkop and mobile). Although local storage (or Web Storage) sounds...
Earlier this week Yahoo Finance ran an article on the 10 most hated jobs (based on a survey asking hundreds of thousands of employees at a major career site). What amazed me most - apart from the large number of IT jobs, including the top one, making the list – was that I personally ...
This week we have found more mobile HTML5 applications for your review. If you are like me, you want to see what others have done with HTML5 so you can start understanding how you can utilize HTML5 apps in your own enterprise. Salesforce has just announced a new application based on ...
There’s a war on the horizon. But despite appearances, it’s a war for interactive web application dominance, and not one that’s likely to impact very heavily the war between mobile and web applications. First we have a report by ABI Research indicating a surge in the support of HTML5 ...
With all the discussion around HTML5, I thought I would spend some time getting to know more about it myself. I will be researching it and sharing what I am learning through a series of articles over the next month. I have read that it is expected to have a huge impact on mobile softw...


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