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Daniel Sholler
Research VP
13 years at Gartner
25 years IT industry

Daniel Sholler is a vice president in Gartner, where he advises clients on issues around application architecture, integration and development. Mr. Sholler is an authority on service-oriented architecture, and his current research focuses on… Read Full Bio

Measuring SOA.. it just doesn’t happen

by Dan Sholler  |  February 8, 2010

many people these days are struggling with the governance models for SOA. While the circumstances differ, there is a common refrain..  people (most often business users who control budgets) do not have a grasp of the value of SOA, and what it means to the organization. However, this is hardly surprising. Our most recent surveys […]

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SOA and the AADI conference

by Dan Sholler  |  November 25, 2009

We are putting the finishing touches on the SOA tracks at the upcoming AADI conference . We not only have great content from Gartner, but have an exciting group of speakers for the SOA Panel Discussion, that we are doing with Richard Soley from the SOA consortium. I am also personally very pleased with the […]

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Amazing Events: Lots of great new research on event processing….

by Dan Sholler  |  October 13, 2009

My colleague Roy Schulte has just completed a new book on event processing, and we have just published (well, to give him credit, he did the heavy lifting ) a whole bunch of new research on events and event systems. The first one  Six Design Patterns for Event-Processing Applications shows the logical design patterns used […]

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Oracle, Sun and the EU: Defining the business impact of Open Source

by Dan Sholler  |  September 3, 2009

I just saw that the EU had opened and investigation into the purchase of Sun by Oracle from a competitive practice standpoint.  I am not a lawyer, and am not an expert in anti-trust law, especially in Europe, but it seems to me that this case raises some very serious and interesting questions about the […]

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SAP and Integration

by Dan Sholler  |  August 12, 2009

Although the recurring rumors of SAP buying Tibco have obscured it.. SAP does continue to improve its current integration offerings. The latest enhancement pack is now generally available. It has some desirable features, and includes technological improvements that SAP’s customers will benefit from. Check out our analysis of the update here…. User Feedback About NetWeaver […]

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Cloud as variable cost?

by Dan Sholler  |  May 26, 2009

Lots of cool stuff about the cloud from all sorts of places.. but one thing strikes me immediately. In the past, the vast majority of our IT investments were either labor, or fixed costs. What cloud is really doing, is injecting a variable cost component into this. I personally believe that this shift is the […]

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Progress Software gets a new CEO

by Dan Sholler  |  March 31, 2009

In a surprising shift, the founder and longtime CEO of Progress software Joe Alsop is leaving the company (see the press release) Rick Reidy, the new CEO has been a longtime employee who started with Progress in 1985. However, this change at the top might signal a change in direction for the company, which historically […]

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SOA delivers value

by Dan Sholler  |  March 27, 2009

The final analysis of our 2008 survey (which concluded in December) shows us that SOA is clearly delivering value in many organizations.  (See Survey Update: The Value of SOA Gartner subscription required). While the impact of SOA on costs was only moderately positive, SOA made significant contributions to the agility of the IT organization, and […]

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SOA is back in town

by Dan Sholler  |  March 6, 2009

Curiously, despite all the talk about recession, the stock market, and healthcare reform, the most popular topic around here is still SOA. Like everything else, we have seen our share of organizations who were planning major initiatives around SOA to put those on hold, and some to question the value of them yet again. At […]

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The shocking truth about "private clouds"

by Dan Sholler  |  January 22, 2009

It is always amazing how something so obvious can become so confusing. Shared services are shared services. SOA is about creating software as shared services. All of the developments around virtualization, and the infrastructure utility (Gartner subscriptions required) are about changing our infrastructure and operations management to shared services… and guess what? Private clouds (or […]

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