These are my links for October 28th:
- Inside Architecture : The bizarre assumption of functional decomposition – Great post by Nick Malik on why it's necessary to "design multiple, competing, wildly creative solutions in software and then evaluate them, select one or two, and go after the problem again at a finer level of abstraction".
- IBM Press room – 2008-10-27 IBM Unveils Software to Help Clients Manage Content, Process and Compliance – United States – IBM's Information On Demand conference is on in Vegas, and the press releases are flying out of there. This one is about the 4.5 release of P8 BPM and CM, plus a new release of IBM CM. Tell me again why IBM needs two competing content management offerings?
- Richard Veryard SOAPbox: Business Value from SOA – Silo Busting – Great analogy: "In an already built-up area, new buildings typically occupied the same footprint as the old building it replaced. The same is often true of new IT systems – the functionality may extend into previously unoccupied areas, but it is more difficult to make radical changes to the boundaries between systems." He goes on to discuss how silo-busting is a business organization issue, not a technology issue, although technology concepts such as SOA [and BPM] support that activity.