The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework

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for the use of models, templates, standards, paterns, frameworks, reference or/and generic architectures. But why do we use frameworks, why do we use reference or generic architectures

The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework (i)

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The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework. Any system has an architecture. For instance there are Bus and Star styles of architectures. One of these architecturecontinuing.

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.

Service Oriented Architecture and Security

Doctor Chaos

Written by Mike Oliver LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeolivero4bo Website: [link] So what does Security, Cyber Crimes, Denial of Service, and other Security Concerns have to do with a Service Oriented Architecture? Does having a Service Oriented Architecture translate into having a more secure enterprise? Certainly having an Enterprise Architecture can translate into better security […].

Architecture principles reduce the architecture debt (i)

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Architecture principles, are they any good? continuing from. Principles should be brief, clear, consistent. Should employ the same or a similar syntax. For manageability, there should be only a limited number of principles, perhaps between seven

Business Process Architecture, is it an architecture though?

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The idea of Business Process Architecture (BPA) was mentioned quite a few times in the year past. Often though, in the subsequent paragraphs, it was shortened to Business Architecture. Is it really an architecture

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

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 role of Views in Enterprise Architecture

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Views are representations of aspects of a system, usually illustrated as partial architecture diagrams. They look like slices, sections or computerised scans through a three dimensional architecture representation.

Why Enterprise Architecture is not delivering today

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The moment we start searching for an Enterprise Architecture (EA)example we begin realising that something is fishy. There is hardly any. Yet, the media abounds in stories about the experiences we had in working towards achieving EA. Some claim success without ever showing an outcome as proof.

Australian council removes costly bottleneck with traditional storage architecture

Computer Weekly

Redland City Council chose to return to a traditional storage architecture when it was struggling to get rates notices out in good time

IT Enterprise Architecture: How EA Teams Can Support Business Transformation

CEB IT

As chart 1 shows, there are four main types of opportunity for aspiring enterprise architecture (EA) teams. Chart 1: Four types of opportunity for Enterprise Architecture Source: CEB analysis.

Why Companies Do Need Enterprise Architecture at Downturn?

Doctor Chaos

Like a set of reference architectures, which in practice turn to be 80% different from architectures of previously deployed solutions or a […]. Written by Mike Oliver LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeolivero4bo Website: [link] Take it or leave it, but often EA is often referred to as a lengthy initiative with very unclear and practically not very applicable results.

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.

Enterprise Architecture Awards 2016 — Enterprise Architecture As A Verb, Not A Noun

Forrester IT

In theory, enterprise architecture is a key capability to moving faster. This year's Enterprise Architecture Award winners show how. The exact quote from their submission is: "Humana believes enterprise architecture is primarily a verb, not a noun.". The 2016 Enterprise Architecture Award Winners. Enterprise ArchitectureForrester and InfoWorld set the theme for this year's awards as 'Speed and Responsiveness - And EA".

Why use a Reference Architecture?

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A reference architecture describes the different kinds of technologies that are involved in a piece of software and how they relate to one another. It is an important technical template to establish if you want to have control over the selection of technology that goes into your software product. If this sounds like a bunch of management mumbo-jumbo, let me give you 3 reasons

Frame Relay Service Architecture

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The access connection hooks the FRAD to the network's frame handler (FRND). T1.617, Case A and Case B are two methods defined for access connection

UK Oracle MD: companies repeating tangled architectures in cloud

Computer Weekly

Oracle’s UK, Ireland and Israel managing director, Dermot O’Kelly takes stock of Open World 2016 and urges CIOs not to reinvent on-premise “accidental architectures” in the cloud

Frame Relay Architectures

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The frame relay standards clearly define the bearer service provided by the network, so the design requirements for each side of the UNI are unambiguous. The bearer-service definition includes

IT Enterprise Architecture: Some EA Teams Reinventing Themselves as Innovation Coaches

CEB IT

And a handful of the world’s IT enterprise architecture (EA) teams – whose main task is to describe and document the design of organizations, including processes, systems, reporting structures, and technology – are already developing.

Concepts of a 'Layered Architecture'

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The physical medium is not a part of the layered architecture The highest layer does not have an (N+1)-layer above it, and the lowest layer does not have an (N-1)-layer below it.

IT Enterprise Architecture: Provide Data Support to the Select Few, Not the Many

CEB IT

Yet interviews with dozens of senior enterprise architecture managers in CEB’s networks showed that better data attainability and quality is a fairly common goal – and consumer of funds – for IT teams, all driven by the often misguided assumption this will deliver significant business value.

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. Integration architecture. Intersection of architecture and…. Architecture

Architecture principles, are they any good? (i)

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Architecture principles, are they any good? Architecture principles enable us manage the enterprise complexity by separating concerns, usually by structuring the enterprise in groups of entities which could be developed and changed independently continuing from.

Yet another definition for Business Architecture (i)

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“Business Architecture represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end-to- end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders.”"

Yet another definition for Business Architecture

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“Business Architecture represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end-to- end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders.”".

On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture. (ii)

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On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models. On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture andcontinuing from.

Using Object-based Storage to Replace File-Based NAS Architectures

Data Center Knowledge

Object-Based Storage is an architecture that manages data as objects as opposed to traditional block- or file-based approaches, and is a viable option for storing unstructured data at petabyte scale. Read More. Industry Perspectives

IT Enterprise Architecture: How to Become a Digital Strategy Consultant to the Business

CEB IT

This is certainly true of IT enterprise architecture (EA) teams, who have traditionally looked to describe the design of organizations – including processes, systems, reporting structures, and technology – and then use this understanding to help the IT function do its job more efficiently.

3D XPoint et al to force architecture and software changes

Computer Weekly

New solid state technologies such as 3D XPoint will be a second tier of memory, bringing change to hardware architectures and software to be rewritten, says SNIA solid state group chair

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Enterprise Architecture good practices (iii)

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You cannot change the business and technology architecture without adapting the people organisation as well

Enterprise Architecture is an MBA subject

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VMware and Rackspace Release OpenStack Cloud Architecture

Data Center Knowledge

This article originally appeared at The WHIR VMware and Rackspace announced a new interoperable OpenStack cloud architecture this week at VMworld 2015 to help customers spin up OpenStack clouds without the complexity, particularly those associated with hybrid or multi-cloud environments.

Open Group's debate on architecture reuse (i)

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Open Group's User Group's debate on architecture reuse closed to a draw. Open Group's debate on architecturecontinuing from. Yet, that helps no one.

An interview with Robert Fink, Architect of Foundry, Palantir’s open data platform Part One: Open Data Architectures

CTOvision

Editor’s note: This post is the first of a series of three capturing the result of recent interview/discussions I had with Robert Fink of Palantir. The conversation was wide ranging, hitting on topics of design, development environments and a bit on the philosophy of enterprise tech. Several common themes emerged in those topic areas, including […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO Cyber Security News Tech Careers Palantir