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Three Innovative Middleware Solutions

Joseph Gulla

December 17, 2018

This week, I am finishing up this three-part series on middleware. In the first post in the series, I discussed the roots of middleware in what I referenced as the real history of middleware, with the real roots being in centralized enterprise systems. Last week, I discussed the taxonomy and market size of middleware. This […]

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Top Project Management Trends

Joseph Gulla

September 16, 2018

In the previous two posts, I have established a research-based view of the importance of good project management and the role it plays in successfully completing projects. “Research-based” means it’s not my opinion, but rather what I discovered by working with a large sample of data from other people. In this post, I want to […]

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The Significance of Technology Change and IT Innovation

Joseph Gulla

August 20, 2018

This week, I am continuing this series on important ideas that have helped to shape IT in the modern era. Technology change, that force that moves technology forward, is one of those very powerful momentums in IT. However, IT innovation is its own specific kind of technology change that nevertheless has a significant effect on […]

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The Significance of Open Source

Joseph Gulla

August 13, 2018

This week, I am continuing this series on important ideas that have helped to shape IT in the modern era. The evolving development and use of open-source software is one of those very powerful ideas. Let me explain.   Big Software  I use the phrase “evolving development and use of open software,” but maybe it’s […]

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The Significance of Shared Services

Joseph Gulla

July 23, 2018

This week, I am beginning a new series where I explore an important idea that has helped to shape IT in the modern era. What do we mean when we explore significance in an IT context?   {^image|(width)400|(height)173|(mouseoverheight)174|(originalheight)267|(behavior)hover|(alt)ITTrendz1.jpg|(tooltip)ITTrendz1.jpg|(url)/wp-content/uploads/content-images/Blogs.jpg.aspx?width=400&height=173|(originalwidth)612|(mouseoverwidth)400|(sizetourl)True^}   Shared services are one of those very powerful ideas. Let me explain.   An Example of […]

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IT Change and Renewal

Joseph Gulla

April 30, 2018

Approaches and tactics to address challenges like breathing new life into applications.

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Trevor Perry on Slide Decks and IT Strategy

Paul Tuohy

January 1, 2018

Paul Tuohy: Hi everybody and welcome to the first iTalk with Tuohy of 2018. To kick off the year, I think no better person to maybe look back at 2017 with and to kick off the new year is my friend, my colleague, my fellow IBM Champion and general AS/400 evangelist, Trevor Perry. [Laughs] I […]

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Managing Emerging Technologies

Joseph Gulla

December 18, 2017

In this post, I finish up my focus on the management theme from the previous four weeks of posts, with a concentration on the management of emerging technologies like robots and artificial intelligence (AI). There’s been much written about jobs being lost to new technologies like computerized algorithms (at this time) and autonomous vehicles (in […]

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A Focus on Cloud Management

Joseph Gulla

December 11, 2017

In this post, I keep my focus on the management theme from the previous three weeks of posts with concentration on cloud. What is different with cloud as compared to system, network and application management? Don’t cloud services require system and network management? Don’t cloud services run an application so isn’t application management useful? Time […]

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A Comprehensive Approach to Application Management

Joseph Gulla

December 4, 2017

In this post, I explore the discipline of application management, which is an IT management process with tools focused on the availability, performance and manageability of applications. Applications that have files, databases and other resources distributed over multiple OS images can be a challenge to manage. When suddenly some part of the application isn’t working, […]