The growth of mobile devices, advances in technology and the rise of social media are impacting the way customers interact with organisations. This article examines how business process management can drive the way organisations respond to and interact with their customers using social media. Automated BPM can provide the tools for deeper and better customer engagement.
ADMIT details the decisions points that should be considered by any IT Architecture effort. While its format is similar to other Enterprise Architecture frameworks, its focus on characteristics and forces which affect the end result allow it to be used in conjunction with other formalized EA deign and evaluation methodologies.
Winston Bumpus, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DMTF, introduces Cloud Service Brokers – agents providing guidance in selecting and using the most appropriate cloud service from multiple providers – and the CIMI model – a standardized model based on the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Specification - used to integrate cloud service providers.
Enterprises want to understand customer needs and deliver products that create value. How Yammer test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus on the architecture of their products.
Justin Weiler introduces FatDB, a NoSQL DB and a distributed platform built on Mission Oriented Architecture meant to abstract and generalize the essential characteristics of enterprise applications.
Web services offer distinct opportunities for real-time innovation, but requires new standards in the way APIs are secured and managed at the B2B enterprise gateway level.
In Part 2 of this article the author takes a look at how the transaction system is implemented, the role of the administrative layer, how all components work together and what to expect in the future. 1
In Part 1 of this article the author introduces NuoDB and some of its main features: 3-tiered architecture, nodes are equal peers, Atoms, and versioning and concurrency system. 8
The battle over security and performance is fought by security professionals and network administrators. These factions have to barter an uneasy truce for the organization to survive.
Although Hadoop is a set of an open source Apache (and now GitHub) projects, there are currently a large number of alternatives for installing a version of Hadoop and realizing big data processes. 1
Zato is an open-source ESB and application server written in Python. It is designed to integrate systems in SOA and to build backend applications (i.e. API only). 2
InfoQ talked with Sandi Metz, author of "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" about her book, learning from open source code, making sensible use of code analysis tools and other topics.