A Web Architect ?!?!

We all know that architecture in an IT setting has many definitions and explanations which inevitably means that those calling themselves architects come in just as many flavors as their role descriptions.  Given the rise of web-native software in the Web 2.0 space, could we see the emergence of a specific Web Architect role?  If so,…

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Hyper-Competition and Differentiation

It is an inevitable side-effect of globalization: hyper-competition.  Markets are no longer limited to geographically-focused distribution channels; the internet and the rise of e-commerce has enabled companies, big or small to produce products and services that compete at a truly global marketplace.   Now that I’ve stated the obvious, I’ll get to the point of…

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Redefining What ‘Service’ Means to the Web

Usually when someone hears the words ‘web’ and ‘service’ used together, they tend to think of ‘web services’ as in ‘XML Web Services’ or a ‘Java Web Service’.  The web services paradigm gave rise to one of the latest architecture styles referred to as service-oriented architecture or SOA.  The emergence of web services undoubtedly had…

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