Jason Bloomberg is President of ZapThink, a Dovèl Technologies Company. He is a thought leader in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Cloud Computing, and helps organizations around the world better leverage their IT resources to meet changing business needs. He is a frequent speaker, prolific writer, and pundit. Mr. Bloomberg is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovèl Technologies in August 2011. His book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. Mr. Bloomberg has a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting). He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).
Cloud Computing, Big Data, Social Media, Enterprise Mobility...the techies are as excited as kids in a candy store, but the business executive's head is spinning. The old days where you wrote up a requirements document, tossed it over the wall to IT, and they built what you wanted are long gone. Business needs are far too dynamic and the technology too complex and diverse. In fact, the entire notion of what it means to implement a technology solution to a business problem is undergoing a radical shift. That tired old requirements document just doesn't cut it anymore -- because the business doesn't just want functionality, they want business agility.Business agility is the promise of Cloud and the rest of the candy store full of tech goodies, after all. Technology that can help the organization deal better with change, and leverage change for competitive, strategic advantage. If only we knew how to put it all together properly.