SOA Trends – Minus the Hype


Why has SOA risen like a phoenix from the ashes after it was declared as dead by Burton Group (now Gartner) analyst Anne Thomas Manes? Is it because the end of slowdown is in sight or is there some other reason? Recent statistics from Forrester says that the adoption of SOA is strong even during … Continue reading

Is Web 2.0 Dead or Is It Thriving


If you listen to Gartner then you will get confused. In 2009, Gartner in their Hype Cycle declared that Web 2.0 is the technology which will have transformational impact on enterprise. However, on 2010, Web 2.0 does not even find a place in the Hype Cycle. Since Gartner is sending confusing signals, let us look … Continue reading

7 Issues raised by Gartner IT Council for Cloud Services


Gartner has established two Global IT Councils – one of them is on cloud computing. The council members are notable people from IT, mostly CIOs. The report explains the issues, provides the views of the council members and provides recommendations on what is the way forward. The seven issues are: Data ownership Service level agreement … Continue reading

Technology Direction – Forrester and Gartner


Both Gartner and Forrester came up with their technology prediction this month. It is interesting to compare the two – here is a comparison. Topic Forrester: The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch (here) Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 (here) Remarks Web 2.0 Social Computing In And Around The Enterprise … Continue reading

Web 2.0 Completes 5 Years


First Web 2.0 conference was held October 5-7, 2004 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Lot has happened in the last five years like the theme “Web as Platform” as a terminology is dead and has been replaced by “Cloud Computing“. In this year’s hype cycle for emerging technologies, Gartner has positioned Web 2.0 … Continue reading

Gartner Hype Cycle and Copyright


In the morning, I opened today’s Times of India, Bangalore edition and on page 18 I found an article on “Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies 2009”. There is no copyright notice. It appears as it some reported has picked up the graphics from the web and written the article. So, this may be a … Continue reading

Gartner Hype Cycle 2009 – Emerging Technologies


Last year I had made a post on Is the Technology Hype-Cycle of any use?. In that I had criticized the “Emerging Technologies Hype-Cycle” for its lack of consistency from year to year. Gartner’s 2009 hype cycle is out and I am pleasantly surprised to see that it has better continuity compared to any of the … Continue reading

Is the Technology Hype-Cycle of any use?


Every year, around the month of July, Gartner publishes Hype-Cycles on different technologies. There are more than 150 of them for different technologies and domains. The one that I have been following closely over the years is the Hype-Cycle on Emerging Technologies. For those of you who are not very familiar with what a Hype-Cycle … Continue reading