Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

July, 2006

  • The Opportunity for Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

    Dislocations cause business opportunities, new marketplaces and new models of commerce. This latest dislocation is no different than previous dislocations as can bee seen from the huge number of small dynamic startups that there are in the Web 2.0 space...
  • The Service Platform

    The Consumer web (Web 2.0) and the enterprise Web (SOA) both have value and applicability, the consumer web where responsiveness and scale are important the enterprise web where security and integrity are paramount. It is highly unlikely that organizations...
  • Disruption in the IT market

    So how has this disruption effected the IT market? In this context we have to think of the market as being the Enterprise Market and the Consumer Market. The Enterprise can in turn be thought of as two different parts; the Business element and the IT...
  • Service Component Architecture

    So yet again I think I must be stupid because I don’t understand the whole Service Component Architecture thing. It looks like a programming model (e.g. set of API's) to build web services. I thought that’s one of the many things that J2EE was meant to...
  • The New Marketing

    As I have commented on before the disruption that is taking place in the consumer space that is commonly called web 2.0 will rapidly move into the enterprise and cause massive dislocations in product development, marketing, sales, support and training...
  • The Next Disruption

    We are entering a time of rapid change in the IT industry which will cause considerable disruption and change in business, IT companies and the way that people perceive and use technologies. This dislocation is similar to the PC and internet revolutions...
  • Broswer / Client War part 1 million.

    The "browser can do everything" vs "one (old) size wont fit all" argument rumbles on with Robert and Tara (love the picture) on one side and Joe and Ryan on the other. I remember when the PC was first attached to the Mainframe using a 3270 card I took...
  • Experience And Service

    The snag with my previous diagram was that there was a big oval called delivery that S+S didnt address. Ray has just fixed that by describing the Experience Hub at the Microsoft's annual Finacial Analysts event. He also rolled up Software + Services into...
  • A diagram for Software + Services

    On the principle that a picture is worth a thousand words here is how Software + Services fits together:
  • Adding Products to S+S

    So now I can add some of the Microsoft Product set to my table: Model Name Consumer Enterprise Sales Marchitecture Web 2.0 SOA Service Software Saas Servers Live Windows Conceptual...
  • Software + Service: Web 2.0 and SOA

    Ok, so I am pretty slow. Ray Ozzie et al have been banging on for a while about Software + Services and I thought it meant office type software and web services so couldnt really see what all the big fuss was about. Duh, I just realised it means Web 2...
  • Another attempt to tabulate the Web 2.0 and SOA worlds

    Consumer Enterprise Name User Level Mashups Composite applications Application Business Conceptual Social Network Sharing Collaboration Discussion email Communication Tags Discovery ...
  • Wither the Server in a SaaS world

    Server based systems such as ERP, CRM, email, database and collaboration are well understood as single standalone applications today. They provide the highest levels of service, reliability, scalability, availability, security and integrity and are what...
  • Some Websites showing properties of Web 2.0

    Web 2.0 Innovation Marketing Sales Support Training
  • Layers of Web 2.0

    I have been trying to come up with a layers of Web 2.0 diagram (a bit like the old OSI 7 layer diagram ) which ties together all the buzz technologies and came up with this: Mashups Application Conceptual Composite apps...
  • MutiChannel Service Delivery: SaaS, ASP, Hosting ect

    So I'm confused. Nothing new there but I went to a Softricity presentation the other day (a very neat piece of technology by the way) where the presenter said that Softricity was " Software as a Service ". Well to me it was more of a software deployment...
  • More on WS vs REST

    A while ago I blogged about Web Services and REST but Zapthink have just published a much more in depth and considered article which I completely agree with.
  • Analysts on Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0

    I'm not much of a fan of analysts in general however I think that they really seem to have "got it" about Web 2.0 and its use in the enterprise, much more so than the Web 2.0 industry which seems to be much more about hype than substance. Here is another...
  • Are crowds wise?

    There are a number of different conference formats going on such as camps, unconferences, geek dinners etc which are trying to tap into the whole wisdom of the crowds meme. I have been to a number of these and some are definitely more successful than...
  • Zapthink on Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 and Mashups

    Zapthink have an interesting set of articles about SOA and Web 2.0 culminating in one around Model Driven Mashups . Whilst I agree with most of the article I am hesitant about the concept of a wonder toolset that does everything for you. Smacks a bit...