Application Management

Why It’s Time for an Integration Revolution

Guest post by Glen Hobbs Today’s enterprises are distributed ecosystems. Employees, customers, partners and suppliers with different processes and systems need to connect. But the proliferation of endpoints (apps, systems, processes, data, mobile devices, etc.) coupled with the influx of third-party cloud services has made current traditional and piecemeal integration approaches obsolete. An Abbreviated History […] MORE

May 11, 2015

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Making Enterprise Apps Mindful

Guest post by Lindsey Jarrell As a CIO, you’re probably familiar with the term workflow, but what about mindflow? Mindflows are the steps we undergo to sift through information and arrive at a difficult decision. Comparing, evaluating, and summarizing leads us down a twisting, turning journey toward a final outcome. In the past, it’s been […] MORE

November 19, 2013

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Open Source Alternatives for Industry Applications

Recent conversations with insurance, biotech and hospitality companies highlight growing interest in open source models for industry vertical apps.  These firms are considering opening up and sharing parts of their core business applications, not just infrastructure or common enterprise systems like HR or financials.  While none of these examples are straight-forward open source where all […] MORE

June 28, 2010

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Do CIOs Develop Leaders Like NCAA Coaches?

by Chris Curran, with research by Michael Mariani I am very passionate about coaching team sports and have been a basketball player most of my life. So, I read with great interest a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article, What Can Managers Learn From College Basketball? There are three very interesting points: 1.  That the […] MORE

May 05, 2009

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Application Architecture’s Waxy Build-Up

Susan Cram’s article on the evolution of systems points to the “clean as you go” approach as the only workable way to reduce the application clutter built up over time.  I agree with her observations as surrounding the legacy systems doesn’t do anything to reduce the cost burden.  Also, the greenfield approach almost always creates […] MORE

April 01, 2009

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