12 Warning Signs of Bad Application Architecture

Social, Agile and Transformation

At a #CIOChat this weekend we were asked about warning signs for bad architecture. Here was my quick response capturing just a tweet-sized summary of architecture that "smells bad" - Too slow making biz needs. Too difficult/complex to explain to new technologists. Lack of defined integration process (closed system). Can’t be deployed to the cloud. Performance or stability issues. #. cio cloud computing it management software development software qa

Systems Application Architecture (SAA) Part 1

IT Toolbox

Common communications support was designed to interconnect SAA applications, systems, networks, and devices

Systems Application Architecture (SAA) Part 2

IT Toolbox

The only session service protocol family supported in the initial announcement was LU 6.2. As I have noted in previous posts, LU 6.2 is a program-to-program communication protocol

Winners Of The 2019 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show EA’s Role In Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

In past Forrester and InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs.

What Is The Most Important Part of Architecture?

Cloud Musings

I always find it interesting to hear what people view architecture as. And these people have interesting opinions on the importance of those activities to architecture. But, at the end of the day, the MOST important part of architecture is one thing and one thing only: requirements.

IT Enterprise Architecture: How to Engage Business Partners and Enhance Digital Innovation

CEB IT

The firm’s enterprise architecture (EA) team – whose main task is to describe and document the design of organizations, including processes, systems, reporting structures, and technology – is often well placed to help business partners navigate opportunities for digital innovation.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP): An online community with a virtuous goal

CTOvision

One of our CTOvision Pro subscribers requested we provide more context on web based and mobile application security and referenced the good work underway by OWASP. The Open Web Application Security Project is a non-profit online community dedicated to web application security.

Tools for Building Professional Cloud Architecture Diagrams

IT Pros Rock!

I’m frequently asked about templates, stencils and shapes that are available for documenting the architecture of cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure , Azure Pack and Office 365.

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation

CTOvision

Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (see: [link] ). More info is below: The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation. New architectural styles. Effective techniques for existing architectures. Single-page web applications. Integration architecture. Intersection of architecture and….

HPE demos memory-driven architecture for next-generation IT

Computer Weekly

HPE aims to push the limits of computing by moving the memory bottleneck it claims is limiting the performance of application software

IBM Beefs Up Enterprise X-Architecture With Flash, Modular Design

Data Center Knowledge

IBM''s latest iteration of its Enterprise-X architecture includes Flash and a modular design, making it suitable to move big, intensive applications to the cloud and extending the life of the server through hot swapping capabilities.

6 must-have skills of modern web application developers

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Web application development is quickly becoming more complex. What skills must modern web application developers now possess? photo credit: geralt via pixabay cc In the past, application development had more of a specialized focus.

CIOs: Transform Your Teams If You Want To Deliver Winning IoT Products

Forrester IT

application architecture application development & delivery application development methodologies application virtualization internet of things (IoT) IoT software platforms IoTSadly, most companies don’t have the right operating and development practices to build and deliver great customer experiences for their IoT-enabled products and services.

Jumpstart Your Architecture Modernization Efforts With Repeatable Big Data Blueprints

CTOvision

Systems integrators, consultancies, and government architects and executives can easily apply these blueprints to enhance the application of data to mission. By Bob Gourley. Enterprises everywhere have been seeking improved ways to make use of their data.

Why We Need Cloud Integration Architecture

CIO Dashboard

A few years ago, a consumer products company I’m familiar with committed to outsourcing its infrastructure and as much of its application portfolio as possible. The need for this software integration created the enterprise application integration (EAI) middleware category.

Moving your apps to the cloud? Beware the slowdown effect

David Linthicum

Application Development Cloud Computing Application Architecture All clouds are fast and elastic, right? Well, it depends on many factors, but I can say for certain that the way you use cloud determines performance more than the cloud itself. read more.

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The 2017 Enterprise Architecture Awards: Driving The Customer-obsessed Digital Business

Forrester IT

An EA program could ignore these critical success factors - do what it's always done for tech standards and application designs. Enterprise ArchitectureJust about every company Forrester works with tells us they are driving to become Digital Businesses. But not just 'digital' as a technology imperative - they are investing in digital to dramatically change how they serve their customers - with target benefits rippling over to customer retention and acquisition.

Understanding DPK in PeopleTools 8.55 Cloud Architecture

IT Toolbox

In the last post, Understanding The PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture, I discussed the basic high level overview of the PCA. One of the key features of the PCA is the ability to automatically deploy the PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Application layers automatically. This is accomplished using what is known as the Deployment Package Kits or DPK along with the Application Configuration Manager (ACM

Using DBaaS to Align Database Management with Your Application Delivery Processes

CTOvision

Today’s application development teams are moving fast, but is your team being held back by slow database management practices and tools? For many organizations, this is a significant problem that deserves as much attention as getting application code changes flowing smoothly into production.

Grown-Up IT For Grown-Up Applications

Chuck's Blog - EMC

There’s now a burgeoning category "integrated" solutions intended to lessen that burden and produce more predictable results with less effort -- reference architectures, converged systems, hyperconverged systems and similar. I spent a lot of time working with reference architectures.

Cloud-Based Data Lakes: Healthcare Enterprise Architecture Zones

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This is why cloud-based data lakes have replaced the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) as the core of a modern healthcare data architecture. However, it’s no longer the centerpiece of an enterprise’s data architecture strategy. By Steven Vacca, Technical Analyst, Perficient.

More on OnLive: New Cloud Solution Delivers Secure Cross-Platform Deployment for Graphics Intensive Applications

CTOvision

NEW ONLIVE CLOUD SOLUTION DELIVERS SECURE CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT FOR GRAPHICS INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS. OnLive CloudLift Enterprise PaaS provides the first seamless solution for businesses with Graphics Intensive Applications. Architecture By Bob Gourley.

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar

Storage IO Blog

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET Only YOU can prevent data loss for on-premise, Amazon Web Service (AWS) based cloud, and hybrid applications. Join me in this free AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar (registration required) sponsored by […] The post AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar appeared first on StorageIOblog.

A Roadmap to Legacy Application Modernization

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The compelling reasons to modernize legacy IT applications and processes are to facilitate business agility, participate in the digital economy and improve customers’ user experience. The strategic and architecture views then must be aligned to create a comprehensive transformation roadmap.

NGA and DigitalGlobe Release Powerful Application To Community Under Open Source License

CTOvision

From NGA''s Press Release: NGA, DigitalGlobe application a boon to raster data storage, processing. By Bob Gourley. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”. ? Margaret Mead.

Bring More Analysis to Your Data: learn key architecture lessons learned over breakfast in Tysons Corner VA

CTOvision

Current architectures, unfortunately, segment these efforts into distinct, separate systems, requiring costly duplication to provide these capabilities. Join us for the second of our three-part series on the power of Hadoop to: Drive Data Consolidation – How the Hadoop platform is a foundation for converged analytics and can drive data and application consolidation efforts. By Bob Gourley. To register see: [link]. Cloudera Breakfast Series – Washington, D.C.

10 tips for securing microservice architecture

Tech Republic Security

Microservices are subcomponents of applications which can yield greater efficiencies. Learn about their benefits as well as security best practices

Serverless Reference Architecture with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

Building your applications with only managed components has become very popular, and AWS Lambda plays a crucial role in that. I see a tremendous interest in examples how to build such applications, and articles such as " The Serverless Start-Up - Down With Servers!

Serverless Reference Architectures with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

Building your applications with only managed components has become very popular, and AWS Lambda plays a crucial role in that. I see a tremendous interest in examples how to build such applications, and articles such as " The Serverless Start-Up - Down With Servers!

Automation, AI, And Robotics Are Critical CIO Targets

Forrester IT

We’ve just released a major new report, The CIO’s Guide To Automation, AI, And Robotics.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Enterprise Architecture Enables.

Cloud Musings

Enterprise Architecture Enables Innovation: Melvin Greer, Lockheed Martin. In the interview , Mel focused on the importantance of entrprise architecture as an innovation enabler. What I want to challenge EA practitioners to think about and to move toward is an environment where we use enterprise architecture not only for compliance to our chief information officer’s needs and to use it for alignment but [also] to drive EA as an enabler for innovation.".

PowerShell: Installed Applications Report

Mick's IT Blog

While working on the new Windows 10 build for my firm, it came up about updating the old script that generates a custom list of installed applications to a.CSV file on a weekly basis. The purpose of this report is so the build team has a concise list of optional applications they need to install during a replacement build for a user. This file contains a list of the applications you do not want to be included in the report. It also removes copies of application names.

Learn The Fundamentals of The @Pentaho Approach With A Three Minute Architecture Overview

CTOvision

These enable deployment of solutions via web applications like the Pentaho user console.

Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar

Storage IO Blog

Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar The best I/O is the one you do not have to do, the second best is the one with least server I/O and storage overhead along with application performance bottleneck impact.

PowerShell: Application List

Mick's IT Blog

This script will generate a list of installed applications minus those in the exclusion list text file. I created this script so the help desk could have a concise list of applications that need to be installed post-build. The script excludes all apps that are in the exclusion list, which includes everything in our build. I wrote the script so that it can be executed from SCCM on a per system basis. It could be modified to allow it to execute on remote machines.