Cloud Computing and Middleware Market Size

Marcus from Stefan’s team blogs about this new research note from Merrill Lynch: “by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity would amount to $160bn, including $95bn in business and productivity apps (email, office, CRM, etc) and $65bn in online advertising”. Since I am someone that does not get a good sense of scale…

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Reflecting on the last 12 months

In the last 12 months, I did a lot more business planning and management than creating architectural IP. I learnt many new things from my team, and I thank them for their patience and support – such a previlege to work with this team of extremely talented and committed individuals: Michael, Shane, Nick, Jorke (and Scott). Thank you! The list…

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Building Applications Differently when Cloud Services Are Around to be used

So, “it’s the end of the enterprise as we know it”, there is “consumerisation of IT” that we need to figure out how to deal with. The use of some sort of cloud service is inevitable. One thing for sure is that some sort of cloud integration services will be essential to make this new world…

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From Impedences to Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Services to Doing Things differently in the Brave New World

Stacey blogged about the 10 Reasons Enterprise Aren’t Ready to Trust the Cloud. Immediately, the conservative enterprise architect in me couldn’t have agreed more. I then picked the brains of my esteemed architect colleagues Nigel and Greg, and it sounds like they’re also making the same observation from the community of Enterprise Architects that they…

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New FY Resolution

ok, here’s to FY09, wish me luck – my new financial year resolution is to once again blog regularly, documenting my learnings on this journey…

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