Mike Gualtieri

Vice President, Principal Analyst

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Cloudmania: Developers Need A Personal Cloud

Mike Gualtieri June 18, 2009

Cloud, Private Cloud,     fill in the blank   . Personal Cloud. Don't be surprised if you hear about the Personal Cloud. It is the next natural progression in Cloudmania. Don't get me wrong. I am a fan of Cloud computing as an exciting new deployment option for applications as I said in a previous post. But, […]

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Charles Darwin's Assessment Of Application Developers

Mike Gualtieri February 13, 2009

This month marks Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. His classic work, The Origin Of Species, wasn’t much of a hit when it was originally published back in 1859 but no one can argue that the idea of evolution hasn’t changed the world. Survival of the fittest is an elegant explanation of why so many species exist, […]

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Two Stage Rocket

Mike Gualtieri January 29, 2009

I just spent the day at Progress Software’s annual analyst day. The highlight of the event is, always, to hear from their customers about how they are getting real things done. This year we heard from: EMC, Sallie Mae, TD Securities, Royal Dikzwager, BT Global Services, Lincoln Financial Group, Sabre Holdings, and Fiserv. The theme: […]

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Horses for courses?

Mike Gualtieri December 8, 2008

I was on a conference call with my Research Director, Mike Gilpin and colleague Charles Brett the other day discussing complex event processing and business rules when suddenly Mike and Charles starting talking about "horses for courses". Say what? We went from talking about events and rules to horses and courses? I never heard this […]

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Cloud Or No Cloud You Still Have To Write Code

Mike Gualtieri November 7, 2008

I am experiencing Cloud fatigue already. If I hear anyone even come close to uttering the word "Cloud 2.0", I might be found hiding in the Forrester fitness room in a fetal position. I am a fan of Cloud computing and my colleague James Staten has a great report on cloud in the enterprise. I […]

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Spotlight: C++ is still cool

Mike Gualtieri November 1, 2008

Sometimes enterprise IT development shops that are doing development in Java, C#, VB.NET forget that it all began with C++. Invented in 1981 by Bjarne Stroustrup, C++ was arguably the first popular object-oriented language even though languages like Smalltalk proceeded it. Java was first released by Sun in 1995, fourteen years after C++ was invented. […]

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Are Great Application Developers Making A Comeback?

Mike Gualtieri October 29, 2008

"I don’t want 10 developers. I want 3 great ones", is what a client told me when I asked him how his company was responding to the economic crisis. Of course, I think this is good advice even in good times and I think we have gotten away from this is recent years. Why? I […]

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The Joker On Open Source Software: "If you're good at something, never do it for free"

Mike Gualtieri July 28, 2008

The Dark Knight is chock full of memorable quotes and, dare I say, advice from none other than the Joker, a role played eerily, crazily, and fabulously by the late Heath Ledger. One of the many quotes that stuck with me is "If you are good at something, never do it for free." This is […]

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Do You Aspire To Be A CIO?

Mike Gualtieri July 4, 2008

Many application developers aspire to be a CIO or at least have words of advice for their CIO. Please check out my latest column on CIO magazine’s website: 9 Reasons Why Application Developers Think Their CIO Is Clueless. Check out the comments on the article as well as on slashdot. Sadly, the first comment on […]

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What Is More Important: Resources or Talent?

Mike Gualtieri April 27, 2008

Picture this. You, the application developer, are in a big conference room. On your left is your boss. On your right are enterprise architects. Across from you are the business analysts and project managers. In the hallway is the businessperson on his "crackberry".  Why is everyone gathered here?  To discuss the next important application development […]

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Presidential Programming Languages

Mike Gualtieri February 29, 2008

Just for fun. What if the next President of the United States of America was an application developer? What programming language would he/she use? No contemplation allowed. For each candidate, the first thing that came to mind (in alphabetical order):   Hillary Rodham Clinton would program in Java. Java was the hot language of the […]

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2008 Application Development Professionals Success Imperatives

Mike Gualtieri February 19, 2008

Modernize development and delivery practices to improve throughput Adopt architectures that can evolve in lockstep with business needs Design rich, dynamic applications that support the way people actually work Maximize the business impact of projects and portfolios Select the right app dev technologies for today’s needs 6. Optimize software and services sourcing strategy

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What Is Your Future?

Mike Gualtieri February 19, 2008

Everyday, you are in the trenches building apps that the business needs to be successful.  Our number one job at Forrester is to help make you better, faster and stronger.  That means helping you understand best practices, tools, technologies, architectures, platforms and methodologies that are aligned with your success imperatives.  But, it also means hypothesizing […]

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