Catching A Breath

Posted in About the Site, Life by AST on Friday, February 2nd, 2007

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Needless to say that the end of 2006 and the beginning of 2007 has been a little hectic. Most sane people wouldn’t try to move house, start a company and have a baby all at the same time, but nobody in this household ever made many claims to sanity. :)

I’ve now updated both the Archistry website and this one with some recent news. First, Stefan Tilkov and the rest of the good folks over at InfoQ.com published an article I wrote at the end of the year to try and cut through some of the then-current hype around BPM as being the “cure-all” enabler for business agility titled “A Hard Look at the Organizational Implications of BPM”. From the inbound web traffic, a few people have been reading it, but there aren’t any comments to date. Granted, the article is more business focused than the majority of the content on the InfoQ site, so maybe that’s the problem. I’d be interested in any feedback from people who read the article, either here or on the InfoQ site. I will warn would-be commentors that I don’t automatically receive notifications of comments on that site, so it may take a few days before I see them.

Secondly, I’m very happy to say that OASIS has accepted my proposal for a presentation at the OASIS Symposium in April. I’ll be expanding on some of the ideas that I discussed in my “Is ‘REST API’ an Oxymoron?” post and putting them more solidly in a business context. The presentation, “Interactive SOA: Towards Content-Centric Services”, will be part of the session on the challenges ahead for e-Business and e-Government. The presentation represents some on-going research into the challenges around enabling information services within an SOA using hypermedia. Hopefully, sometime in 2007 I’ll be able to publish some more technical information relating to the research, but doing so without understanding how it will deliver measurable value to organizations isn’t in line with what we’re about.

Finally, I’ve updated the Event Calendar to include links to the presentation slides that are publicly available. I’ve added my slides from both the first US Government’s SOA for E-Government conference as well as the OASIS Adoption Forum in London. I need to check with the InfoSeCon organizers to see if I can publish my presentations from last year or not, because the proceedings were only made available to conference attendees.

If you have any questions/comments/problems with accessing any of the information, please drop me an email at any of the addresses on the About page.

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