No matter how you look at it, project development is an undertaking. Sure, some projects will be easier than others, but all have their own challenges. One such challenge is that of scope. Understandably, scope is an integral piece of project development especially since the lack of scope can lead to detrimental scope creep. Obviously, a project taking longer and costing more is not an ideal for any party involved. However, if happens more times than you might think. So how do you avoid falling victim to such an adverse situation? You clearly and succinctly define the scope of your project.
The world is full of completion. From sports to job leads and so on, there's always some way that one person can succeed over another. Such instances also include pricing for enterprise software. Typically a license is needed in order to operate the software, but more recently there's been some talk about charging subscription pricing as a way to keep up with demand.
The era of big data and analytics is upon us. Not only does this mean that extensive amounts of data will be coming in, it also means that all of it must be dealt with in a way that best fits with company needs. One such approach is through the use of in-memory computing and its speed allowance. Now what happens when you combine it with the ever popular ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system?
Over the years there's been a big debate between the merits of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and on-premise software. But is one necessarily better than the other? Of course it depends on the organization in question. Then again, there are cases in which organizations have switched from one to the other. As such a lot of emphasis has been placed on organizational entrenchment within a company and how said company addresses complications that arise.
As far as debates go, the API (Application Programming Interface) vs SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) dispute has been pretty high on list. Here you have API purists who push that APIs are the way to go while SOA proponents have called API an extension of SOA. But are API and SOA really that different? Or are they more similar than some would like to admit? Let’s look at things from an Enterprise IT approach.