Here's a great posting by Sara over at Blackstone Technology Group's SOA and
Integration Practice, regarding a "flexible, scalable SOA infrastructure
testing framework" she and others developed on their Homeland Security
She relates "We’ve implemented a highly-efficient and data-driven framework
to test an enterprise-scale, highly available SOA infrastructure environment.
In the same amount of time that it took to previously build a single test
scenario, we were able to develop the initial framework implementation that
can quickly support multiple scenarios that include any permutation of
components and transports."
In other words, look to new SOA-driven testing frameworks and approaches like
these, to most thoroughly and efficiently test new SOA/ESB infrastructure
deployments. The "old ways" won't work.
I recently participated in a very interesting discussion about mechanisms and
issues for leveraging external (i.e. outside the firewall) social networking
tools in the Federal Government; for example, browsing and executing searches
in Facebook, using Flickr for socializing and recieving comments on
photographs, and participating in "open" blog discussions.
While this isn't necessarily a new issue, and many agencies are gradually
enabling "Government 2.0" for both their constituents and
employees/contractors (more quickly in the Intelligence arena), the rapid
growth and pressure ... (more)
With the proliferation of Internet-based tools and forums to share
information, deliver announcements or warnings and create collaborative
networks, it’s become apparent that “self-policing” strategies for
controlling and managing the risks involved in delivering content through the
corporate firewall can’t mitigate most risks.
Most corporations and government agencies do indeed require, as terms of
employment and various legislation, that care be taken and policies or
procedures followed when engaging in online public discourse or otherwise
moving content from the corporate-cont... (more)
It remains true that the most valuable aspect of the Business Process
Management (BPM) discipline is its ability to help an organization govern
rather than just manage, but this ability requires a comprehensive view of
the technologies and methods that truly make up enterprise class BPM. It also
requires real time, collaborative information sharing from both the
governance and participant perspectives. Executing to such a view can help
deliver IT Governance Process Integration benefits, in real time.
Read more here about this Blackstone Technology Group Enterprise BPM
Consulting ... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
I’ve been asked from time to time by businesses about how to educate
employees on using Social Media – from two perspectives. One perspective is
simply as part of a broader Internet use policy, to help employees stay safe
and protect information assets. Another perspective is to encourage employees
to support their business in their daily online activities, should they
choose to do so. This is essentially giving employees as “social media
enthusiasts” the tools and guidance they should get, to help them
positively contribute to the overall online marketing e... (more)