To paraphrase the immortal Facebook sage, there are three things in this
world I hate: 1. Articles about buzzwords; 2: Irony; and 3: Lists. Let us
therefore proceed with all due irony to list our derogations of one of the
buzziest: the Internet of Things, known to aficionados and curmudgeons alike
as the IoT.
The IoT explosion is rather curious if you think about it, as the Internet
has been with us now for nigh on two decades, and everything connected to it
has always been some kind of thing. But now it seems every kind of thing from
dishwashers to doorknobs require an Internet connection, since after all, we
all know our dishwashers have long harbored a pent up desire for
scintillating conversation with our doorknobs.
Today, the IoT itself is a Thing – a Thing Worth Talking About it seems,
from all the conferences, confabs, and conversations it elicits. Because as... (more)
Jason Bloomberg thinks the Internet of Things is doomed. He has a long post
to prove it, too.
I say he’s absolutely right, even as he’s wrong.
After I wrote about the Internet of Things on Friday, Bloomberg sent me a
link to his recent post, “Seven Reasons Why the Internet of Things is
It turns out that Bloomberg, an analyst and president of Intellyx, is much
more skeptical about the Internet of Things than I am. I see it as full of
potential business value — but then again, the focus of this blog is on
organizations, not the individual.
Read the entire article at
A question we commonly get at EnterpriseWeb is whether our platform follows
REST or not. Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style
for distributed hypermedia systems such as the World Wide Web, and is perhaps
best known for providing a lightweight, uniform Web-style application
programming interface (API) to server-based resources. One the one hand,
EnterpriseWeb can both consume and expose any type of interface, including
tightly coupled APIs, Web Services, as well as RESTful APIs, and the platform
has no requirement that customers must build distributed h... (more)
I had worked with WSO2 during the ZapThink days when the company was just
getting rolling, so I was particularly interested to see how far they’d
come in the intervening time, and in particular, to hear their business
agility story. The call did not disappoint.
WSO2 is an open source middleware vendor based in Sri Lanka, with offices in
Silicon Valley and London, and a support team in Bloomington, Indiana. They
were founded in 2005 with the goal of being the best middleware vendor in the
market – and it could very well be argued that they are at the least one of
the best, based ... (more)
Adjectives like "swashbuckling" and "romantic" rarely if ever apply to
enterprise technology, so the fact that "rogue" IT is now a Thing should give
one pause. Errol Flynn swooping down from a yardarm, disarming smile on his
too-handsome face? Hardly the image you'd expect bringing your iPhone to work
Yet rogues there be, sneaking digital contraband into their cubicle,
unbeknownst to IT Big Brother. And while we all like to bend the rules, if
only to shake up our Dilbertian existence with a fleeting moment of
swashbucklery, rogue IT goes far beyond your secret Angr... (more)