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Agile Digital Transformation Authors: Jason Bloomberg, Rostyslav Demush, Greg Pierce, Aruna Ravichandran, Otto Berkes

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LiveAction: Assembling the Elements of ‘Intent-Based Networking’

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

The latest buzzword out of network circles is Intent-Based Networking (IBN). With IBN, the network responds to the business intent of the network administrator. Network management software must then translate this business-centric policy into individual technical policies that control the behavior of every device on the corporate network.

LiveAction is building technology that will eventually lead to such seamless IBN. Core to LiveAction’s offering: continuous network insight, service assurance and precise control of network components.

LiveAction has a close relationship with Cisco Systems, helping the customers of the network giant control and manage complex network deployments, which typically contain products from several vendors in addition to Cisco.

However, Cisco’s IBN efforts are still in the works, and thus practical IBN is still largely out of reach for its customers. As Cisco rolls out IBN, LiveAction will be able to bring IBN to enterprises with a mix of Cisco and non-Cisco gear.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, Cisco Systems is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous 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. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built 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).