Cloud as an emerging IT platform Description The “cloud” is a broad and often vague term to describe a set of changes in the IT environment, procurement methods and value propositions for IT platform resources which have occurred over the last decade. Within this trend description, we will seek to be specific about the
I have recently been studying the implications of Agile on enterprise and technology architecture. As a part of that I was looking through traditional architects relationship to other team members (structural engineers, construction, plumbers, electricians, etc). This has always been a passion of mine as a student of professions but this time I was looking
I have been asked to share my thoughts on Big Data and Information Architecture in an internal group of Chief Architects by Iasa Global. As I gear up to deliver this session, I think about the critical need for an effective ecosystem where Big Data can enjoy a healthy existence - and the vital role
I had the pleasure today of working today with Novak Ratkovic on a project related to architect education. Novak is a brilliant guy who asks tough questions. Exactly the type that I like the most. His question today was based on the 1 day Enterprise Architect Mindset class we will be launching shortly. His question revolved
Adventures of CITA-F Architect: Why and when does IT Architect need to create the business case for IT system?
The current business environment becomes gradually more global, more competitive, innovative, responsive and cost-sensitive. The organizations’ need for IT systems improving their efficiency and effectiveness, bringing innovation and enabling them to achieve competitive advantage constantly grows. Every IT system constitutes significant investment of the organization’s financial and time resources. Therefore, it also increases the demand
I was reminded over the last few weeks and months about one of the key reasons I founded the Iasa. It really started for me when I arrived years and years ago at a company to find that a vendor and infrastructure team had put an online store SQL server outside the firewall. That sounds
In my part of the world, it's not uncommon for people to say that someone wouldn't recognize something if it "bit them in the [rude rump reference]". For many organizations, that seems to be the explanation for the state of their enterprise IT architecture. For while we might claim to understand terms like "design", "encapsulation",
Many organizations treat solution architecture as a application development or project delivery role. The reality however is much more complex. In business architecture and enterprise architecture circles we discuss the strategy to execution goals of the architecture team. In reality the strategy or transformation which make this such a hard process is delivered through annual
Did she just say Architect? Its interesting that in the past five or so years the title of software architect has undergone significant change. The initial argument (He’s an architect – so he builds buildings?) added the software in front of the title. Did she say software architect? In fact she did. Software Architects build
Separation of Concerns is a well-known concept in application architecture. Over the years, application structures have evolved from monolithic to modular, using techniques such as encapsulation and abstraction to reduce coupling and increase cohesion. The purpose of doing so is quite simple - it yields software systems that are easier to understand, change, and enhance.