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Why Frameworks Aren’t a Body of Knowledge

Posted on 5/31/2015
If treated as a framework, the ITABoK should be considered a people framework and not a process or artifact framework.


A Tale of Two Clouds

Posted on 1/27/2015
An Architectural feature comparison of the two most prevalent public clouds, Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure.


Challenges of Large E-commerce Platform Migrations

Posted on 5/20/2014
What happens when that site's volume is orders of magnitude greater than anything you have previously built?


Title of the Profession

Posted on 9/1/2015
It's fairly obvious that there are holes in the understanding of what an architect is (or the overarching concept of technology architecture is altogether) among clients of architects.


Architecture Is A Who Not A What

Posted on 2/10/2015
To be successful in any type of architecture initiative remember that a great architecture is a who and not a what.


Web application performance analysis

Posted on 10/11/2010
Identifying and addressing potential performance bottlenecks early in a project development life cycle will help save time, money and reduce stress and fatigue of software developers.


Interview with Jason Bloomberg

Posted on 11/21/2014
Our very own Paul Preiss sits down for an in-depth interview with Jason Bloomberg, CEO of Intellyx.


Enterprise Architects and Digital Investment Management

Posted on 2/20/2015
Today’s Enterprise Architects (EAs) must do more than simply define and enforce technology standards


The Right Fit: The Enterprise Architect Selection Dilemma

Posted on 11/15/2014
In a way, job descriptions can be a leading indicator into the maturity of the organization’s EA practice and effectiveness of the EA role in delivering business value.


Star Schemas for Integration

Posted on 6/23/2015
The star schema consists of one or more fact tables which reference any number of dimension tables.


A Study of Innovation

Posted on 8/26/2014
Phil Wheat and his innovative shopping cart technology that will revolutionize the retail industry.


Ethical Question – who owns my blog

Posted on 10/7/2014
Blogs are interesting. Over time they develop readers and followers. That is a double edged sword you have to be aware of. In fact they bring up a lot of questions around the edges of morality and ethics…


Are You an Accidental or Intentional Architect?

Posted on 8/26/2014
The first step in preparing for capability on demand is to set up for capacity on demand, but this can only occur after a CIO gets the IT house in order operationally.


Business Capability Mapping: Staying Ahead of the Joneses

Posted on 8/12/2014
Business Capability Mapping is the process of modeling what a business does in order to reach its objectives (its capabilities), rather than how it does it (its Business Processes). The goal of this approach is to model the business on its most stabl


Design? Security and Privacy? YAGNI

Posted on 1/27/2015
Avoiding unnecessary complexity and unneeded features are good ideas at first glance. The problem is determining what is unnecessary and unneeded.


Not all technical debt should be treated equally

Posted on 1/27/2015
The problem is how to measure technical debt and focusing on the right kind of technical debt


Don’t Back Into Architecture

Posted on 8/26/2014
One can enter by virtue of lots of IT experience, but sooner or later that person will hit the wall as the challenges and expectations of the position set in.


Introduction to Infrastructure Architecture

Posted on 10/11/2010
An introduction to a new branch of architecture that is urgently needed to support modern organizations, and needed to help architecture to mature as a whole.


The Cloud & of Clouds

Posted on 1/27/2015
The concept of cloud brokerage is interesting. First if you ask any CSP (cloud service provider) they will tell you right away that the extra layer provided by a broker is simply applied cost.

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