Stories by Phillip Windley

How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible

Who are you? And who decides you’re really you and can be trusted? The answer, and the systems involved, differ in the real world and online. But blockchain technology could make establishing identity and trust much easier for everyone. Here’s how.

Governing SOA

SOA (service-oriented architecture) promises enterprises endless advantages: increased code reuse, reduced integration expense, better security, and -- the big payoff -- greater business agility. Whether you achieve those benefits, however, probably has more to do with your policies and procedures than the quality of your code.

IBM snags DataPower for app-level networking

In case you haven't noticed, IBM's WebSphere group is building a one-stop middleware conglomerate, adding products and acquiring small companies at a furious pace. Today, the WebSphere brand doesn't just refer to IBM's J2EE application server but to a full-fledged middleware integration platform.