Redmonk's James Governor gives IBM some props for its SOA leadership in a post from his Monkchips blog yesterday.
He writes that "its pretty clear that in the Fortune 500 SOA game IBM is playing its hand extremely well. To see competitors play on IBM's turf is very interesting."
James goes on to explain he's not an unabashed fan of BIG SOA, preferring instead the "Tabula RASA - Rest ATOM Scripting and Agile" approach. Very clever. I think there's probably room for both.
If you're interested in learning more about creating impact through your own SOA implementation, sign up for the coming Webcast on June 5 featuring Steve Mills, our senior VP for IBM Software, and Robert LeBlanc, the man behind our SOA madness.
Meanwhile, know that not everything can be as hot as SOA, especially on Google's new "Hot Trends" from its Google Labs.
It's Paula Abdul By A Nose
TechCrunch's Duncan Riley writes that Google Hot Trends "takes the idea behind Google Zeitgeist to the next level," providing daily search data trends (Google Trends provided weekly increments).
This morning, "paula abdul broken nose" came in at a whopping number 23. "google hot trends" came in at 44, suggesting that somebody cares, but only about half as much as Paula's nose.
An Eye For An Eye
And if that's not humorous enough for you, NewTeeVee is reporting that "Wallstrip," the short format Daily Show-like entity for financial news online, has been swooped up by the big serious boys and girls at Black Rock.
Will they make fun of themselves getting bought ought by the man!
More importantly, will they make fun of themselves for becoming part of CBSNews.com, which has always been so deadly serious about its news bidness?
Only time, and sweeps week, will tell.
But somehow I don't think Edward R. Murrow would be LOL.