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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Happy Melly: A Business Network to Help People to Become Happy Workers

by Ben Linders on  Jun 13, 2013 1

Inspired by the photo “Melly Shum hates her job”, Jurgen Appelo, Maarten Volders and Vasco Duarto initiated Happy Melly with the purpose to help people to become happy workers and live better lives. The Happy Melly business has now taken off to help organizations to survive in changing environments, with happy workers that are motivated to engage and contribute.

Qualifying An Agile NearShore Or Offshore Supplier

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Dec 04, 2012 1

Fundamentally offshoring and nearshoring software development are at odds with the principals of agile software development. But the financial and labor supply realities of the world have forced this principal to be bent and teams now seek guidance on how best to qualify an agile nearshore or offshore supplier. This articles tries to take a deeper on this topic.

Cloud Computing Can Innovate the Business Model and Will Create New Jobs

by Abel Avram on  Mar 09, 2012 11

An IBM study proposes six cloud computing enablers for the business model innovation, while an IDC paper estimates that cloud computing will create 14M jobs worldwide by 2015.

Lean Startups

by Amr Elssamadisy on  Jun 02, 2011 6

The lean startup movement is growing and all over the world local user groups are meeting to discuss, learn, and build successful businesses. But what is a lean startup? Is it two hackers in a garage, or is it more?

Are Social Networks, Agile and Cloud Changing Offshore Software Development?

by Vikas Hazrati on  Feb 08, 2011 7

In his famous book “The world is flat”, Thomas L. Friedman talks about the convergence of events which led to many countries becoming a part of the global supply chain. This resulted in definition of new rules of economics. Israel Gat takes the concept further to suggest that software development has ceased to be location dependent, thanks to Social networking and collaborative techniques.

Are Better Business Architecture Abstractions the Key to Enterprise Architecture?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 08, 2010

In the wake of recent articles arguing that too much details in EA are futile, Ian, a Cloud Architect at Fujitsu, is wondering if better business architecture abstractions wouldn't be the key to successful Enterprise Architecture.

Polymath: a new IT job description

by Dave West on  Jul 19, 2010 12

Is "polymath" a required job skill for IT professionals? The rise of cloud computing, "green" computing, ultra-large scale systems, and even SOA and SaaS suggest the answer is yes. A book by Vinnie Mirchandani has prompted a flurry of commentary on what it would mean to be an IT Polymath and why such a skill is desirable.

Remote Customer, Remote Developers and a Project in Crisis

by Vikas Hazrati on  Jun 29, 2010 2

Though collocation is one of the prime recommendations of Agile, more and more projects are executed in a manner in which the teams are distributed. Safari Asad started an interesting discussion on the Scrum Development group to discuss about a project in crisis, which not only had a remote customer but also had remote developers.

Engine Yard Introduces Commercial JRuby Support

by Mirko Stocker on  Apr 04, 2010

Engine Yard, the employer of most of JRuby's core team, started offering commercial support for JRuby this week.

Article: The Economics of Service Orientation

by Dave West on  May 18, 2009

This article explores the structural economic changes brought about by service orientation and how the concept of services and reuse at the service level promises to relieve the enormous pressure arising from increasing costs and flat budgets. Service orientation is compared to other strategies for keeping costs in check.

Contracts for Agile Software Development

by Chris Sims on  May 04, 2009 5

While the Agile Manifesto says "Customer collaboration over contract negotiation", contracts are a reality for many developers and firms. Peter Stevens has analyzed 10 different types of development contracts, shedding light on how well each style fits an agile project. He has uncovered a couple that seem to fit much better than either fixed-price or time-and-materials.

The Enterprise as a Network of Events

by Boris Lublinsky on  Apr 01, 2009

A debate between SOA and EDA has recently resurfaced with a blog from Richard Veryard, who discusses relationships between SOA, BPM and events

Article: We Need to Create Information System Ratings

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 09, 2009 5

Pierre Bonnet, CTO of Orchestra Networks, argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" multinationals can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. He suggests that information systems be rated on how they manage master data, business rules and business processes.

Interview: Dan Grigsby Shares Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship

by Abel Avram on  Jan 31, 2009

In this interview made by InfoQ’s Rob Bazinet during RubyFringe 2008, Dan Grigsby talks about programming and entrepreneurship, how a programmer can take his idea and transform it into a successful product.

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