Evolution of Application Management

It is rare to look back upon technology trends over 10 years, especially in the enterprise management software space. If you were a Gartner or Forrester analyst, this would be part of your job, but for the general practitioner, understanding the larger macro trends in IT management help balance all the Twitter traffic on the…

Misty Place for the Clear Future of Services… (Part 3 of 3)

Emerging Science of Services – RADMA Conference 2006 – Lake District, UK By Guest Blogger – Kemal A. Delic As we sensed that the end of the splendid Camelot days was approaching, we tried to envision a very distant future in which services will represent the major part of the economy (+75%).  Thus, we thought…

Once Upon a Time we Thought Analytically… (Part 2 of a 3)

By Guest Blogger Kemal A. Delic Looking back into the recent history of IT industry developments, one can easily observe the domination of hosting platforms—representing an intricate infrastructural entity combining technological systems and a clever business model. The most important feature of the dominant, global platforms is the ability to scale smoothly. You provide the…

We Need an Updated Roadmap!

How many times have I heard this?  To a product professional, the product roadmap is a hot topic.  How often should we update it?  Who will do the work aggregating the details from all the Product Managers?  Who has to approve this?  Where is the customer feedback?  What about the field reaction when they don’t get…

Investment Trade-offs Between Go-To-Market and New Features

Imagine your most beloved Product Marketing leader arm–wrestling with your favorite Engineering leader. Does this really ever happen?  One of my most trusted leaders I have ever had the pleasure to work with once told me that you build products for the channels you plan to sell them through, optimizing the feature sets to provide customer…

Can a Traditional On-Premise Product Morph to Multi-Tenant SaaS?

I have worked with enterprise software products that were either single tenant on-premise or were multi-tenant SaaS services.  There is no doubt in my mind that while many of us who have been in the industry 20+ year have worked with on-premise products, we became very comfortable with how to define, build, test, release, market,…

Who Are These Developers Anyway?

Throughout my career, I’ve worked on countless projects involving enterprise management software for IT jockeys across various lines of business. Within this field of expertise, we’ve all encountered enterprise software at some point during our career.  The extremely practical, albeit boring  UI, the constructs of users, groups and roles, on premise installers and ilk of that sort….