Business Transformation = Data Centre Transformation + Workplace Transformation

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Neither are the Data Centre’s or Workplaces same anymore. Businesses have an opportunity to stay ahead in the transition curve by taking advantage and clasping transformation. The two technology areas will enable Business Transformation and among many reasons one single compelling reason I would consider is AGILITY.

Workplace Transformation

Data Centre Transformation

Cheers! Uttam

Cloud – Moving beyond hype

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Not one CIO or CTO is avoiding the thought of cloud adoption – plain truth. There could be some who do not have a Business-IT posture Read the rest of this entry »

SOA Governance

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Identity Management is the corner stone of Governance and more so in the case of SOA.

SOA interactions impose tremendous complexity on being able to make each interaction accountable from user access standpoint and unlike Identity in monolith applications; Identity for each interaction will have to be brokered effectively.

It may be useful to plan and perhaps deploy Identity Management early in the cycle of SOA readiness and more importantly the SOA blueprint should capture protection in the form of accountability for both service consumer and provider – just like the way it does for Interoperability, service discoverability and predictability of service performance.

I thought this may be a useful discussion for many CIO’s. During several meetings around Governance this point emerged as one very important subject. I spoke on similar lines at an IDC event in Doha because of the special interest expressed by attending CIO’s.

Please post your comments and thoughts, we could all learn from experiences of many.

Cheers! Uttam

Business Technology Summit

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Here too my paper got selected and am speaking at the Bangalore event.

The topic is same as the one I spoke at INTEROP but this time around, I will touch base on “Service Orientation for the Enterprise Cloud”. You may wonder, cloud is all about service orientation anyway so what would SOC (my musings on SOx, after SOI & SOM) – Service Oriented Cloud – be about.

As cloud definitions and perspectives evolve, we found our way to explain what goes within and beyond.

See you at the BT Summit.



Security & SOA (Event at Bangalore)

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We are organising an event on 20-Aug-2009. The event will cover Security framework in the service-oriented economy.

You will hear from us about the “critical shift” with IdM and Access Management in today’s environment that is brought on by increased service standards, improved systems and business agility.

If SOA is the way to go, understanding the “critical shift” may be equally important.

Here is the invitation.

Go thru the program details, and do register if you wish to attend.



INTEROP in India

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The paper I presented got approved and I have confirmed to speak.

Hopefully the first INTEROP in India will match the scale and popularity it is identified with.

If you are visiting, ping me, I will be happy to meet.



Unified Computing

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Since I could not create one for our way of SOI/SOM, I borrowed this one and is the closest we are to. This is something I otherwise keep saying with product neutralism; however would never mind using Cisco technology in our stack to SOI. Go thru by pressing the replay button…



SOI = “Unified Computing”

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Next week Cisco would announce their Unified Computing strategy codenamed “California”. These are blade servers that would sit right in middle of the Data Centre unlike all other Cisco products that found place in the network closet.

This in good sense is SOI we wanted to achieve and were seeking product maturity for levels of automation it would demand.

In our definition of SOI Orchestration is most vital and hopefully would soon be available across all Data Centre components. I am upbeat about the Cisco announcement.

Unified Computing = SOI, if I may conclude.



An Award well deserved…

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I was in Dubai on the last weekend of August, hosted by Symantec for their Partner Event called – Partner Engage 2008.

It was nicely done event.

We were conferred the award – Partner for Emerging Solutions. This is well deserved because it resonates with our focus on IT Automation and our SOM (Services Oriented Management) strategy.

SOM is the cornerstone of SOI and we have been able to successfully develop blue print for customers that brings enormous visibility into their Enterprise Infrastructure assisting making informed decisions. The relationship between CI’s (Configuration Items) is key to our SOM approach including users (is user a CI? Yes!).

The award by Symantec is to recognize us in helping customers offer technology; processes and sustainable methodology in building the blocks that will make them Adaptive Enterprise.

Thanks and Cheers!


Entitlement Management – the next big thing

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Entitlement Management (EM) pitched as something that delivers the layer outside applications to deal with entitlements which otherwise is within any application is the best direction in making SOA and SOI a greater business driver.

It is in real sense evolution of Secure Access Management with granularity that all lines of business with their applications would demand.

We have deployed Identity Management and/or Access Management solutions for few customers and I keep hearing about the business benefits they realized. Now if I think of EM for these customers and many others (with whom we are currently planning) will bring even greater benefits.

IDM and Secure Access Management are best known ways to scale the Enterprise Infrastructure among other things as Businesses demand quick ramp up. Entitlement Management will not just help scaling but will bring the flexibility in enforcing granular controls running as a shared service layer.

Here’s some interesting reading.

Cheers! Uttam

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