Rod Boothby’s Web 2.0 Architecture

One of the most interesting talks at the Collaborative Technologies Conference was Rod’s talk and discussion on a potential Web 2.0 architecture suitable for the Enterprise.  I was lucky enough to discuss this further with Rod that evening.  Here it is:

 

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Rod proposes that all content can be hosted externally and encrypted.  All you need in the enterprise is the gateway though which the users are authenticated in order to decrypt the content.  His case is that you purchase everything as a service, the service providors use a common standards based approach so migration between providors and integration between different suppliers should be simple and seamless.  I think that many enterprises will be concerned about opening their data to the internet rather than keeping it within the enterprise, this balanced against the fact that services will be an increasing challenge to us as traditional information technology departments.

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