Joseph Gulla

Joseph Gulla




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  • Mobility: The Chicken or the Egg
    08/21/2017
  • APIs: The Chicken or the Egg
    08/14/2017
  • Cloud: The Chicken or the Egg
    08/07/2017
  • New Technology: B2B Innovations
    07/31/2017
  • Roots of New Technology
    07/24/2017
  • Changing Development and Operating Ideas in IT

    This week, I’ll finish up this three-part series by exploring application software development and groups that run the software within a company. This area of IT has undergone a significant amount of growth and change over the years due to the enormous success of computer use in business.

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    Posted: June 05, 2017 |

    Evolving Ideas in IT

    Last week, I wrote about David M. Kroenke’s list of components in a business computer system—computer equipment or hardware, programs, data, procedures and personnel. It’s a simple but enduring model, and you can use it in various situations to help discover useful information about new systems or applications.

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    Posted: May 29, 2017 |

    Simple and Lasting Ideas

    Years ago, when I was a student I was assigned a textbook. It was an introduction to Business Computer Systems. The author’s—David M. Kroenke—books were (and still are) used in undergraduate computer information systems and master’s level business courses in management information systems.

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    Posted: May 22, 2017 |

    Natural Alignments of Styles and Methods

    This is the last post in a brief series on how applications are developed, with a focus on development methods and architectural styles. There’s a natural alignment between certain methods and styles—an alignment that can be found between waterfall and monolithic applications, along with agile and microservices. These are just two examples. I explore these examples of natural alignment in this final post of the series.

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    Posted: May 15, 2017 |

    What Determines Development Methods and Architectural Styles?

    This is the second in a series on how applications are developed, with a focus on development methods and architectural styles that are gaining in significance. As I remarked last week, methods aren’t the same as styles and some pairings work better together than others. This discussion examines different factors that impact choices and pairings.

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    Posted: May 08, 2017 |

    Development Methods and Architectural Styles

    This is the first in a series on how applications are developed, with a focus on development methods and architectural styles that are gaining in significance. Methods aren’t the same as styles and some pairings work well together. This discussion starts with a bit of history.

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    Posted: May 01, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Digital Business

    This is the last post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on digital business and how new systems of engagement (e.g., cloud and mobile devices) are changing the ways business is conducted through IT.

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    Posted: April 24, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Java

    This is the ninth post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on the Java programming language. Remember when Java was new?

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    Posted: April 17, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Business Intelligence and Business Analytics

    This is the eighth post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. In this brief article, I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on the subjects of business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA). Has BI and BA entered a new era in extracting insights from data?

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    Posted: April 10, 2017 |

    Trend Watch: Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services

    This is the seventh post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. In this post, I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on the subject of integration, and a discussion on service oriented architecture (SOA) and web services like representational state transfer (REST) and simple object access protocol (SOAP).

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    Posted: April 03, 2017 |

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