This week I'm speaking at the Open Group Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in San Francisco. I did the Keynote presentation at the summer conference in Austin, Texas, and will be providing the Keynote at this conference as well. So, what does enterprise architecture have to do with SaaS? Plenty, and those who plan, work, and build their enterprise architectures today will ignore SaaS at their peril.
As announced last week, Salesforce.com's Force.com Development-as-a-Service presents "a new set of development tools and APIs that enable enterprise developers to easily harness the promise of cloud computing."... This announcement is creating some excitement in the world of SaaS, SOA and application development.
Some "SaaS" players are fly-by-night companies with all of the creditability of a porn site, and perhaps fewer scruples... Case in point, I needed to recover some files from a failing hard drive and I decided to SaaS-based recovery service a whirl... Not only did it not work, it blew up my system...
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