IT Enterprise Architecture: How EA Teams Can Support Business Transformation

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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.

Tools for Building Professional Cloud Architecture Diagrams

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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.

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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

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.

Enterprise Architecture is an MBA subject

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Here it comes again, a new definition for Business Architecture (ii)

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Yet another definition for Business Architecture (i). Yet another definition for Business Architecture. continuing. F rom

Forrester's Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: 2017-2021

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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

Serverless Reference Architectures with AWS Lambda

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If you are looking for more examples there are the Lambda Serverless Reference Architectures that can serve as the blueprint for building your own serverless applications. Mobile Backend Serverless Reference Architecture. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

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

Serverless Reference Architecture with AWS Lambda

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If you are looking for more examples there are the Lambda Serverless Reference Architectures that can serve as the blueprint for building your own serverless applications. Mobile Backend Serverless Reference Architecture. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

Facebook Launches Iowa Data Center With Entirely New Network Architecture

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Breaks massive server clusters into smaller pods, creates building-wide network fabric Read More. Facebook Featured Iowa Networking

Ushering in the Next Generation Information Architecture

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Most of the time, we can attribute this challenge directly to the old fashioned and rigid information architecture foundation that companies have built over the years to enable their data and analytics capabilities. A Next Generation Information Architecture has four key characteristics.

Moving Toward a Framework for Resilient Cybersecurity: Expanding to a Hybrid Security Architecture

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Hybrid architectures are a reality in today’s complex enterprise environments. Dan Cybulski. This post was written by Cognitio and sponsored by Verisign.

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

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

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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.

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

Couchbase Rethinks NoSQL Database Architecture

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New multi-dimensional scaling approach puts each core database task on separate infrastructure Read More. Big Data Featured

21 May Webinar: SAS and Apache Hadoop Architecture Review

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Register now for our 21 May webinar with SAS focusing on architecture and design patterns for optimizing SAS and Hadoop. Bob will be joined by one of SAS's leading big data architects for a dive into the architecture of this mission-focused approach. The post 21 May Webinar: SAS and Apache Hadoop Architecture Review appeared first on CTOvision.com. SAS Business Analytics software is focused on delivering actionable value from enterprise data holdings.

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

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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.

VMware and Rackspace Release OpenStack Cloud Architecture

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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.

SIEM remains an enterprise security architecture requirement

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These vendors will offer tightly integrated cybersecurity technology architectures that span across applications, host systems, networks and cloud-based assets, offering capabilities for threat analysis/investigations, as well as prevention, detection and response.

Open Source or Open Architecture? Big Data Needs Both

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Big Data platforms are growing more popular by the day. However, it is important to keep in mind that we're early in the lifecycle of this technology, and tomorrow's platforms could look dramatically different from what we have today. Read More. Industry Perspectives

UK Oracle MD: companies repeating tangled architectures in cloud

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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

SRC Claims Unprecedented Server Performance With New Architecture

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Company founded by late Seymour Cray pitches unusual server architecture that relies on FPGAs for reconfigurability Read More. Blades cray hyperscale Intel src computers

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

Cloud Security – Tips for a Better Cloud Architecture

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Cloud security is always going to be an important topic. But how do keep up with all of the moving parts that make up the cloud? How do you secure all of those critical cloud elements? Find out some mistakes when it comes to cloud security and where you can overcome these challenges. Read More. Cloud Computing Security cloud security

NVIDIA Launches GRID 2.0 Architecture for Virtual Server Platforms

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NVIDIA's new architecture lends support for Linux and doubles the number of users per GPU server that can be supported. Read More. Enterprise Virtualization

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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.

NVMe flash blocked by array architecture, says Kaminario CTO

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Flash pioneer CTO says array controllers are built for a different era and must scale-out as clusters to provide the CPU power needed to allow NVMe to realise its potential

Review Lessons Learned in Big Data 21 May: SAS and Apache Hadoop Architecture Review

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Analysts are able to leverage comprehensive enterprise data stores by use of familiar interfaces and methods and with the well engineered SAS and Hadoop architecture can dramatically improve their results for mission. SAS and Hadoop work together in ways supportive to enterprise missions.

The App Architecture Revolution: Microservices, Containers and Automation

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While we’ve seen cloud native pioneers such as Uber, Netflix, Ebay, and Twitter publicly embrace this method of building and delivering their services, many organizations aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to achieving effective and efficient operations through this app architecture.

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.