Cloud architecture that avoids risk and complexity

David Linthicum

One of the truisms about cloud architecture is that there are typically 100x100 architecture solution patterns. They all work, but the majority will bring more risk, cost, and complexity than you should endure. [ The Enterprise Architecture Awards : Learn from these five winners what it takes for EA to make a real business difference. In my years of reviewing architectures and plans for the Global 2000, I’m often engaged in a struggle between “it works, doesn’t it?”

The Evolution of Enterprise Architecture

CEB IT

For today's enterprise architectur e (EA), this same pattern is inspiring architects and technology innovation leaders to design and deliver new operating models, with business outcomes now at center stage. New business models will bring together new customers, services and experiences, but this isn’t possible without business architecture to help design and shape the execution. The post The Evolution of Enterprise Architecture appeared first on Smarter With Gartner.

How to stop people from causing bad cloud architectures

David Linthicum

The Enterprise Architecture Awards : Learn from these five winners what it takes for EA to make a real business difference. I’ve been in some knock-down, drag-out battles over both the configuration and the use of technology.

The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework

IT Toolbox

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

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

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

IT Toolbox

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.

Differentiate Your Brand With An Experience Architecture

Forrester IT

“When everyone is super, no one will be.” Little did The Incredibles villain Syndrome know that he was predicting the challenge of digital experiences, and customer experience itself. Those scores are flat or down over the last three years.) Sure, your coffee app and online retail store work great.

Winners Of The 2019 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show Strengths In Business Architecture, Realizing A Vision For Digital Transformation, And Architecture Governance

Forrester IT

In some past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. The winners of the 2019 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards […].

SCCM Architecture Visio Template Download from GitHub Throwback

Anoop

Many of you have requested to have access to the SCCM Architecture Visio diagram I used in that post. In this post, you will get an opportunity to download SCCM Architecture Visio, PDF, and PNG diagrams. The post SCCM Architecture Visio Template Download from GitHub Throwback appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link].

Architecture principles reduce the architecture debt (i)

IT Toolbox

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?

IT Toolbox

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

Create an Enterprise Architecture to Engage With “Things”

CEB IT

The post Create an Enterprise Architecture to <span style="color: #000080;">Engage</span> With “Things” appeared first on Smarter With Gartner. Digital Business IT customer customer experience EA Enterprise architect enterprise architecture Internet of Things IoT

8 Steps for a High-Impact Enterprise Architecture Program

CEB IT

Since 2013, Gartner has observed a dramatic resurgence and growth of interest in enterprise architecture (EA). Step 3: Start with business architecture first. Organizations that support business architecture as an integral part of EA have a significantly higher ability to execute on business strategy. Start BODEA efforts by constructing a set of business architecture deliverables that are both interesting and valuable to business leaders.

The role of Views in Enterprise Architecture

IT Toolbox

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

IT Toolbox

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.

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 […].

Why use a Reference Architecture?

IT Toolbox

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

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".

Frame Relay Service Architecture

IT Toolbox

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

Frame Relay Architectures

IT Toolbox

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

Concepts of a 'Layered Architecture'

IT Toolbox

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.

Forrester’s Global Financial Services Architecture Online Survey

Forrester IT

We’ve kicked off some new research, and we need your help. An important part of Forrester’s research process is gathering input from financial services companies, so we can advise our clients on the latest trends in the market.

Three Perspectives of Software Architecture

Future of CIO

Software Architecture intuitively denotes the high level structures of a software system. Software architecture is not a solution in itself, but rather a component of the overall business objective. Here are some perspectives of the software architecture.

Architecture principles, are they any good? (i)

IT Toolbox

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.

SCCM Intune Architecture Decision Making Tips and Sample Diagram

Anoop

In this post, we will see SCCM Intune architecture decision making tips and sample diagram. The post SCCM Intune Architecture Decision Making Tips and Sample Diagram appeared first on Anoops. High level (generalized) design decisions are discussed in this post.

Yet another definition for Business Architecture (i)

IT Toolbox

“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)

IT Toolbox

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

Yet another definition for Business Architecture

IT Toolbox

“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.”".

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.

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.

Enterprise Architecture good practices (iii)

IT Toolbox

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

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

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

Beyond microservices; Software architecture driven by machine learning

Social, Agile and Transformation

A full stack developer elects to build a three-tiered web architecture using an MVC framework. It's not a question of if, it's a question of when and how AI and machine learning will change our programming and software development paradigms. Today's coding models are based on data storage, business logic, services, UX, and presentation. An IoT application calls for an event-driven. AI big data data management innovation IOT software development

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.