Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

Moving my Blog

I have moved my blog to xxx. In future all my blog posts will be there. Note, someone has taken over...

Author: hdsw Date: 12/29/2006

Innovation and Llamas

No, I didnt get it either but here is an article by IBM on Llamas and innovation. The interesting...

Author: hdsw Date: 08/21/2006

Windows Live Writer

We have just announced availability of the Beta of Windows Live Writer. This is a really great...

Author: hdsw Date: 08/16/2006

Blinq

We have just announced a new tool called Blinq which produces a webform from a database schema. This...

Author: hdsw Date: 08/16/2006

Gartners Latest Hype cycle

There are a ton of things that have come out which I feel are pretty important that I haven't...

Author: hdsw Date: 08/16/2006

Software + Services: An Architectural Perspective

I have spent the last couple of weeks pulling together my rather disjointed thoughts about the...

Author: hdsw Date: 08/14/2006

Innovation

I have been blogging for a while about business value and how the whole Web 2.0 thing in the...

Author: hdsw Date: 08/14/2006

The Opportunity for Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

Dislocations cause business opportunities, new marketplaces and new models of commerce. This latest...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/31/2006

The Service Platform

The Consumer web (Web 2.0) and the enterprise Web (SOA) both have value and applicability, the...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/31/2006

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...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/30/2006

Service Component Architecture

So yet again I think I must be stupid because I don’t understand the whole Service Component...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/30/2006

The New Marketing

As I have commented on before the disruption that is taking place in the consumer space that is...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/30/2006

The Next Disruption

We are entering a time of rapid change in the IT industry which will cause considerable disruption...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/30/2006

Broswer / Client War part 1 million.

The "browser can do everything" vs "one (old) size wont fit all" argument rumbles on with Robert and...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/28/2006

Experience And Service

The snag with my previous diagram was that there was a big oval called delivery that S+S didnt...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/28/2006

A diagram for Software + Services

On the principle that a picture is worth a thousand words here is how Software + Services fits...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/24/2006

Adding Products to S+S

So now I can add some of the Microsoft Product set to my table: Model Name Consumer Enterprise Sales...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/21/2006

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...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/21/2006

Another attempt to tabulate the Web 2.0 and SOA worlds

Consumer Enterprise Name User Level Mashups Composite applications Application Business Conceptual...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/21/2006

Wither the Server in a SaaS world

Server based systems such as ERP, CRM, email, database and collaboration are well understood as...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/21/2006

Some Websites showing properties of Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Innovation Marketing Sales Support Training

Author: hdsw Date: 07/17/2006

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...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/14/2006

More on WS vs REST

A while ago I blogged about Web Services and REST but Zapthink have just published a much more in...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/13/2006

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"...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/07/2006

Are crowds wise?

There are a number of different conference formats going on such as camps, unconferences, geek...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/06/2006

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...

Author: hdsw Date: 07/06/2006

EA and EIT as a heuristic approach

Following on from my post about the problems with Enterprise Architecture Andrew McAfee agrees with...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/19/2006

Strategic Architecture rather than Enterprise Architecture

Inside Microsoft we have a twice yearly set of technical training for the people in the field called...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/13/2006

Product and Consumer Lifecycles in Enterprise 2.0

I have been thinking more on the topic of the customer lifecycle and its interrelationship with the...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/12/2006

Satisfied Customers: Customer Lifecycle Management

Thinking more on the customer lifecycle management as opposed to product lifecycle management I...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/09/2006

Slime mould and the Mechanical Turk

Following on from my thoughts about the flexible enterprise and slime moulds an interesting article...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/08/2006

Mobile 2.0 in the Enterprise

Someone sent me this link about Mobile 2.0, the conjunction of community and mobile and whilst I...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/07/2006

Web 2.0 in Businessweek

Robert Hof has an interesting top story in BusinessWeek about Web 2.0 in the Enterprise which talks...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/07/2006

Enterprise 2.0: ecustomer

I gave (another) presentation about Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 this afternoon and struggled to get...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/06/2006

The importance of Enterprise 2.0

Andrew McAfee has been talking to industrialists about Enterprise 2.0 and getting the same reaction...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/06/2006

Partners: A slime mould?

I noticed that Andrew Mcafee has changed his definition of Enterprise 2.0 after my blog about the...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/06/2006

Mining the Customer Relationship with Web 2.0

I see that Dion Hinchciffe has blogged about the use of Web 2.0 Techniques in customer relationships...

Author: hdsw Date: 06/02/2006

Gartner Gets Web 2.0 In the Enterprise

Gartner really seems to get how Web 2.0 techniques will be used by the enterprise and, surprise...

Author: hdsw Date: 05/25/2006

Internet Business Research

I found an interesting set of whitepapers at http://elab.vanderbilt.edu/research%5Fpapers%2Ehtm on...

Author: hdsw Date: 05/24/2006

FAST and Stragegy Workshops

I have been thinking a lot more over the whole area of strategy and Strategic Workshops and came...

Author: hdsw Date: 05/20/2006

Enterprise 2.0: Beyond the enterprise

So after a lot of thought I have come to the conclusion that Dion has really missed the point, along...

Author: hdsw Date: 05/19/2006

Push Vs Pull

This is such a good paper that even though I have blogged about it before I have to bring it up...

Author: hdsw Date: 05/19/2006

Customer Lifecycle, Consumer Lifecycle

Thinking more about the whole area of consumer lifecycle I have been doing some research and come...

Author: hdsw Date: 05/19/2006

Strategic Planning

Investigating further into the whole strategic planning area I found a couple of good wikipedia...

Author: hdsw Date: 05/19/2006

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