IDC Cloud Computing Summit

Interested in Cloud Computing?

Checkout the IDC Cloud Computing Summit which takes place in London on Tuesday, 29 September, 2009.


The Summit will cover the current hottest topics in Cloud Computing, including:

  • How to ensure that you maintain security levels when moving to the cloud
  • What type of applications can be most readily moved to the cloud
  • What the benefits of moving your processes to the cloud might be

The Summit will include presentations from top IDC analysts as well as Google, Jupiter, BT and others and will take place at the Hilton Metropole, London.


If you would like further information, or to register (using the code “FinalPlaces” to bypass the payment screen) you can check out the website at:

See you there!


Managed Methods Teams Up With Intrago UK

Managed Methods Teams Up With Intrago UK

— Managed Methods – Boulder, Colorado announces a partnership with Intrago to optimize the governance of SOA deployments. SOA deployments are becoming the ubiquitous architecture for application integration. More and more companies realize the advantages of building business processes using SOA fundamentals. This is a shift from the way applications are being built. In many cases the expertise for building these services are just not available in house. More often than not these projects are being outsourced to external consulting firms.

Utilising SUN JCAPS software to deliver your SOA and Business Integration needs

Checkout this presentation:

Vijaya is a highly respected Associate of Intrago UK. We are proud to be associated with his company, EAIESB.

Intrago UK have successfully launched the Customer Website for McLaren Automotive. Check it out here:

The technology underlying this site is based on SUN JCAPS – an Open Source ESB product stack that underpins the SOA Core Framework delivered by Intrago UK and the fantastic efforts of our offshore development centre based in Hyderabad, India.

For more information about how Intrago UK may be able to help your organisation with its SOA and Business transformation initiatives, please email

Alternatively, contact Salim Sheikh, Chief Strategy Officer directly
by email or by phone +44-7545-394-809.

Extending Service Boundaries to Infrastructure Resources

Today is a very proud day 🙂

I’ve successfully published my first article in Microsoft’s Architecture Journal! I’m working on several others that will soon follow in other respected journals and magazines.

The article, co-written with my trusted friend & fellow architect Nayan Ruparelia, is on the last page of the Journal 21 – “Service Orientation Today and Tomorrow”. This is the September 2009 edition of The Architecture Journal.

If you’d like to read the complete article, please download a PDF copy from here:
If you have any problems, go direct to the following Microsoft website link:



Family Fridge

Take a look at this – it rivals the O2 Joggler and is perfect for Families!


Lex Deák has sent you a message.
Date: 9/16/2009
Subject: Family Fridge on BBC 2 Tonight 9.30pm
Dear all,

I hope this finds you well. If you are in front of the telebox tonight, please tune in to watch a new version of Dragons’ Den in which we feature for about 10 mins.

I think this new edition breathes life into a slightly stale format.

Tune in and enjoy.


A Night For Gaza with Yvonne Ridley

A Night For Gaza with Yvonne Ridley

27 September 2009
Time 5pm
Venue Porchester Hall, W2

A Night For Gaza’ is an event taking place in London to raise awareness and funds for the continuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Join us for the London preview of Yvonne Ridley’s* documentary ‘Three Uncles Go To Gaza’.

The evening will also feature a 3 course Moroccan/Lebanese meal by Kenza restaurant and lounge, a selection of stalls, exclusive auction items and more.

A Night For Gaza:
Porchester Hall
Porchester Road
London W2 5HS
Sunday, 27th September 2009
Doors and stalls open at 5:00pm
Event starts at 6:00pm
Price: £50 per ticket

Tel Number: 07964 047 266

*Yvonne Ridley is a British journalist best known for her capture by the Taliban and subsequent conversion to Islam. Ridley, along with peace activists, recently visited war torn Gaza on a humanitarian aid mission and the film documents her experience and the current situation in Palestine.

NB Tickets not available at the door

Want to see the Poster? 

Governance: The CIO’s—and the Board’s—Business

Board members scrutinize IT spending these days, and who can blame them? IT accounts for a large portion of the corporate budget, making IT involvement in corporate governance even more critical. 

Read Compuware’s white paper to understand how your role as IT executive is changing and what strategies work best to ensure the business invests in the right IT initiatives.

GSA Outlines U.S. Government’s Cloud Computing Requirements

Hi –

FYI, a newly issued RFQ details what’s expected from cloud computing vendors
in terms of security, SLAs, geographic location, and data ownership.




Dr. Christopher J. Harding
Forum Director for SOA and Semantic Interoperability
Thames Tower, 37-45 Station Road, Reading RG1 1LX, UK Phone (mobile): +44 774 063 1520


*The Open Group Conference & Member Meeting Hong Kong*
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, October 19-21, 2009


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Government Cloud Workshop

Hi –

Here’s further information on next week’s US Government Cloud Workshop. It includes the draft agenda and a slide shows that how the talks fit together. Thanks, Bob!

9:00 – 10:00 Katie Lewin from the General Services Administration with
insight into the US Federal Cloud Computing Initiative
10:00 – 11:00 Peter Tseronis, Department of Energy Deputy CIO and
Chair, Federal CIO Cloud Computing Working Group <>
11:00 – 12:00 Dan Risacher (OSD-NII) on the US Department of Defense
cloud computing activities

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 Rob Vietmeyer of the Defense Information Systems Agency
1:45 – 2:30 Emergency Response Speaker (TBD)
2:30 – 3:15 Peter Mell of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology <>
3:15 – 4:00 John Willis co-author of the Cloud Use Cases Group’s,
Cloud Computing Use Cases White Paper
4:00 – 4:45 Craig Lee, Nils Puhlmann on the Cloud Standards
Coordination Group
4:45 – 5:00 Wrap-up discussion