2008 the year of INTRAnet-SaaS / INTRAnet-S+S

In the next couple of days I might have fun again and offer my 10 or so 2008 predictions as I did in 2007. (many of which I think are still very valid) but in case I don’t, I wanted to make sure that at least this one gets out. –       2008 will be the year of the…

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FYI: my LinkedIn contact

In the last couple of weeks, I finally decided to create an account on Facebook and LinkedIn. (I know, many of you must think that I am almost a Luddite for doing so only now) Anyway, as one would expect, I went through (and still going through actually) my old schools networks, my current and past jobs contacts etc……

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No Hobbits but great chat with Lukas

When I went to New Zealand I did not manage to see any hobbits but I had the pleasure to record an ARCcast i.e. architecture podcast (direct link to podcast here) with Lukas Svoboda; not too surprisingly, we discussed Software + Services and SaaS from an Architect’s point of view.  The talk covers various aspects such as: What is…

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More about S+S

I just got back from a 2 weeks tour in Australia and New Zealand discussing with a lot of ISVs, Hosters and Enterprises about SaaS, SOA, Web 2.0 and how they related to Software + Services (S+S). The details and key learning of this tour will be the object of a future post, but at a high…

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LitwareHR v2: from SaaS to S+S

Unless you have been abducted by aliens a few months ago and just returned to earth I am pretty sure you have heard of Software + Services or S+S (if you have been abducted and just returned, hence not heard about S+S, I suppose you have bigger issues to deal with than knowing what S+S is right now…). Anyway,…

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ISVs are from Mars, and Hosters are from Venus

It took us a bit longer than expected, but our latest white paper is finally here! This white paper goes through the sometime quirky relationships that exist between ISVs wanting to deliver their software as a service and Hosters. Here is an excerpt from the paper: The Impetus for Specialized SaaS Hosting The case for specialized…

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Complexity does not go away, it just changes hands…

A law that I always found interesting in Physics is the the Lavoisier Law which states that the mass of a closed system of substances will remain constant. In other words, matter cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only change form. (just for the purists: of course this law does not hold in special relativity or…

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Efficient Software Delivery through Service Delivery Platforms

Several weeks ago, we wrote a introductory article on service delivery platforms published in the Architect Journal. If we don’t count blog entries, this is our first published article looking into “running” software delivered as a service. Over the next few months our goal is to complement our LitwareHR reference implementation (which show how to “build” software as…

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Intra-enterprise SaaS

Today, on his blog, Sinclair asks:  Can the Fortune 500 Achieve Efficiency through Intra-enterprise SaaS?  The answer is obviously YES! A lot of the concepts built in software as service such as multi-tenancy, meta driven customization, self service (try before you buy) are great practices whether you are delivering software over the Internet or Intranet….

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Am I the only one preferring to go after the causes rather than the symptoms?

Fixing the cause and not the symptom seems a no-brainer to me but when I read this Pill to make dieters ‘feel full’ I sometime wonder.                       This reminded me of the commercials that I found very surprising the first few months I moved to the USA…

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