Enterprise Architecture Enables Digital Innovation


In 2011, Gartner predicted that within 10 years, the majority of global enterprises would support enterprise architecture (EA) as a distinct discipline that is integral to business planning. Now, in 2020, EA has grown from a support function into a highly strategic one, responsible for designing an intelligent information architecture that supports digitalization and innovation. Refocus on information architecture.

CMA Hosts Federal Cybersecurity Solutions Reference Architecture Meeting


Creating the GWACsolutions COE Cybersecurity Reference Architecture. The GWACsolutions Cybersecurity Reference Architecture is intended to be a continuous work-in-progress. For more information on the GWACsolutions Cybersecurity Reference Architecture, or want to learn how to participate in this program – contact John Frey: jfrey@cmai.com. Katie Kennedy.


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Arm announces 'Arm v9,' the next generation of its processor architecture


The semiconductor firm has officially unveiled Arm v9, heralding a new era of processor architecture that seeks to meet growing computational demand in the fields of data security and artificial intelligence That's about to change, though.

Meet The Digital Architects Of Your Technology Strategy

Forrester IT

" This group aspires to set architectural direction, deploys open source software across four or more technology areas, and uses three or more types of cloud services (see the figure). When Jeffrey Hammond , Mark Grannan , and I dove into our most recent developer survey, we unearthed a fascinating group of developers we call "digital architects."

Top Considerations for Building an Open Cloud Data Lake

In this paper, we explore the top considerations for building a cloud data lake including architectural principles, when to use cloud data lake engines and how to empower non-technical users.

Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Arvind Murali

Perficient Data & Analytics

By focusing on the business outcomes, we can build and implement data solutions that are broad enough to meet clients’ current needs and nimble enough to scale for future iterations. These questions define our approach to creating data governance solutions that meet clients’ specific goals. Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success.

The Value of Business Architecture

Future of CIO

Business Architecture (BA) contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation. Leveraging business architecture to facilitate requirements negotiations is very beneficial to keep everyone involved.

Jumpstart Your Architecture Modernization Efforts With Repeatable Big Data Blueprints


Big Data Blueprints (402 downloads) which dives into three repeatable use cases that can help you build action oriented plans to meet your objectives. By Bob Gourley. Enterprises everywhere have been seeking improved ways to make use of their data.

Accelerated PCAP: An Architecture for Precision Packet Capture and Analysis on High-­?Speed Networks


Using programmable logic and open source software deployed on commodity servers, a novel architecture can be conceived that can meet the demands of PCAP on high-­?speed To download a white paper showing a complete reference architecture and solution description, click here. By Charles Hall. Are you a system engineer or administrator charged with protecting your network infrastructure from attack?

The Focus Areas of Information Architecture (IA)

Future of CIO

Information Architecture describes through a set of requirements, principles, and models, the current state, future state and guidance necessary to flexibly share and exchange information assets to achieve effective enterprise change.

Serverless Reference Architecture with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

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. The Mobile Backend reference architecture demonstrates how to use AWS Lambda along with other services to build a serverless backend for a mobile application. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

Serverless Reference Architectures with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

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. The Mobile Backend reference architecture demonstrates how to use AWS Lambda along with other services to build a serverless backend for a mobile application. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Bill Busch

Perficient Data & Analytics

By doing so, we’re architecturally enabling multiple areas of a business to take advantage of data that suits its goals or objectives. Whether the use case is analytical or scientific, the supporting data architecture and data strategy must have some perspective to the [business] need. Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success.

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


Hybrid architectures are a reality in today’s complex enterprise environments. The pervasiveness, affordability, and flexibility of cloud infrastructure and services are driving organizations to choose a mixture of on premise, private, and public cloud computing capabilities to meet their needs. Enterprises are continually evolving to meet the unique and ever changing demands of the organizations they support. Dan Cybulski.

Redefining System Architecture with Data at the Core

Data Center Knowledge

To meet the new demands of business, IT can no longer count on the tried and true, writes Momchil Michailov of Sanbolic. What todays IT teams need is a modern system architecture that has data at its core. Read More. Industry Perspectives

The Art of the Possible: Meeting Innovation Demands in the Public Sector


When considering how to approach meeting innovation demands from Congress, the White House, and the mission, agencies need to ask a few key questions: How do we make what we do more effective to the mission? Build reference architectures and allow for customization. Roger Hockenberry. Government agencies face increasing pressure to be “innovative,” but as is the case with most big ideas, defining exactly what that means is difficult, at best.

How to Assess Your Technical Architecture

CIO Dashboard

I need to identify gaps in the current state architecture as well as think about future state technical capabilities. One minute I need to focus on the web services that need to be developed as part of the future state architecture. The next, I may need to perform a deep dive into a fancy new rules engine required to meet a specific business need. Is the Architecture Complete? Will the New Architecture Interoperate? Architecture Assessment Frameworks.

Meet Steve Turner, Forrester’s New Security Analyst

Forrester's Customer Insights

I’ll be covering topics like Network Analysis & Visibility (NAV), Zero Trust Architecture, and the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) ecosystem. Hello everyone! This January, I joined Forrester as an analyst on the Security and Risk team.

Rapid7 acquires Alcide for $50 million to meet growing cloud security demand

Venture Beast

Rapid7 has acquired Alcide, a security startup that specializes in Kubernetes and container-based architectures. Read More.

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Staged Event-Driven Architecture

All Things Distributed

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Staged Event-Driven Architecture. I will also be visiting Chile and Mexico on this trip and have the great fortune to meet many of our Latin American AWS customers. Staged Event-Driven Architecture. SEDA: An Architecture for Well-Conditioned, Scalable Internet Services , Matt Welsh, David Culler, and Eric Brewer. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems.

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. When you gather requirements, you don’t just sit down at a desk and dream up what you think the solution should meet. How do you conduct the meeting?

Supernatural for Oculus Quest is like Beat Saber meets Peloton

The Verge

To use a reductive comparison, Supernatural is sort of like Beat Saber meets Peloton. It’s sort of a natural extension of your existing biological architecture,” Milk says.

Meet PortalMX, a Retail Integration Platform to Unite Disparate Systems


Information Technology Blog - - Meet PortalMX, a Retail Integration Platform to Unite Disparate Systems - Information Technology Blog. You often have to implement a new application or a retail system to meet the company’s needs. ERP integration lets you automate operations, improve productivity, and meet your business’ growing demands. The post Meet PortalMX, a Retail Integration Platform to Unite Disparate Systems appeared first on Information Technology Blog.

Use IT Architecture as a Practical Tool to Improve Organizational Maturity

Future of CIO

Perform “As-Is” study, at the same time understand the business value and future business goal of IT organization: IT architecture is the visualization of IT strategy that describes how to encompass organization from “as-is” state to future state.

Meet the new enterprise architect: the “capability architect”

CIO Dashboard

Bridge strategy through execution : Traditional enterprise architecture efforts often break down between strategy and execution. One of our clients, a leading provider of financial data and analytics, adopted a capabilities architecture planning approach to transform its business and IT to address regulatory mandates. If you liked this, you might also like: Busting 5 Enterprise Architecture Myths. 16 Enterprise Architecture Strategies Learned The Hard Way.

How To Transform An IT Architecture

The Accidental Successful CIO

Just exactly how does one go about transforming an IT architecture? The first of these questions is whether or not the new architecture is going to be flexible enough. Once you’ve made the switch, are you going to find yourself ending up with a rigid architecture? Or will you find yourself with an architecture that will be able to to grow and change with the business? Next you’ll have to determine just how secure the new architecture is going to be.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Review: Meet the New Best Desktop Processor

GizModo VR

Since introducing its Ryzen series of desktop processors into the PC market, AMD has consistently increased core counts and core clocks, shrunk its transistor size to 7nm, and modified its architecture to be more efficient all on the same motherboard socket.

A Digital Enterprise Architecture

Future of CIO

With organizations shifting from industrial business to digital business, and IT shifting from heavy-weight infrastructure to light-weight digital platform, Enterprise Architecture is also on its evolutionary journey since it has been first introduced more than two decades ago, EA communities are brainstorming the three schools of EA, as the more advanced EA can further pull the enterprise resources together and push further upon organization’s digital progression.

DockerCon 2016 Vendor Meetings

Scott Lowe

I’d heard of Plumgrid, but wanted to take this time to better understand their architecture. As it turns out, their architecture is quite interesting. Instead, MidoNet uses a “distributed controller” model similar to that used by Open Virtual Network (OVN)—though, obviously, this architecture predates OVN as it was used by MidoNet some numbers of years prior to OVN’s creation.

Meet Ameet Bakshi: The Insurance CloudMASTER®

Cloud Musings

That willingness also gave him the opportunity to gain more insight into cloud architecture and to improve his cloud assessment skills. Powered by Singapore-based Big Data start-up Crayon Data , BigData-MadeSimple.com tapped the insurance industry as being at the forefront of integrating cloud technology into their digital eco system.

OpenStack Architecture and Design Book Sprint

Scott Lowe

In just a few weeks, I’ll be participating in a book sprint to create a book that provides architecture and design guidance for building OpenStack-based clouds. The architecture/design guide that results from this book sprint will join the results of previous book sprints: the operations guide and the security guide. OpenStack Architecture and Design Book Sprint.

The Value of IT Architecture

Future of CIO

"The Master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone." - The Tao of Architecture The architecture itself seems to be a misunderstood creature as there are many discussions about how to show value, kick off EA initiatives etc., so first of all, from IT leadership perspective, what’s the value of IT Architecture? However, many projects never had true architecture design. Architecture requirements (scalability, stability, extensibility, maintenance, etc.)

Meet MailSniper, a tool to search Microsoft Exchange emails for sensitive info

Network World

Meet MailSniper, a new pen tester tool that may be of interest to you if you need to find sensitive data such as passwords, credit card numbers and healthcare data, or need to access databases, or even to discover insider and network architecture information.

How Can CIOs Avoid Getting Locked Into One Vendor’s Cloud?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Create An Architectural Plan To Avoid Lock-In. One thing a company can do to address the lock-in issue is to evaluate a more “uncoupled” architecture. What CIOs need to understand is that there is not enough supply to meet an increasing demand for technical talent.

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.".

Vendor Meetings at VMworld 2013

Scott Lowe

So, I decided to meet with some vendors that seemed interesting and get some additional information on their products. Here’s the write-up on some of the vendor meetings I’ve attended while in San Francisco. Diablo was a new company to me; I hadn’t heard of them before their PR firm contacted me about a meeting while at VMworld. This was probably one of the more fascinating meetings I had at the conference. Vendor Meetings at VMworld 2013.

Meeting of the Minds: Key future trends with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

Trends in the Living Networks

For more conversations about the future see Meeting of the Minds. Networks are the fundamental structures in which we are working, and provide the architecture to transcend these challenges. The post Meeting of the Minds: Key future trends with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. When I was in Switzerland recently, esteemed colleague Gerd Leonhard and I recorded a number of video conversations, produced by Jonathan Marks.

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Special Report on DoD Mission Needs


Our senior analyst Chris Scott has produced a special recap of meetings she had with senior DoD leaders during AFCEA’s TechNet in Honolulu for CTOvision Pro subscribers providing insights into coming procurements. Architecture CTO DoD and IC AFCEA Honolulu By Bob Gourley.

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This shapeshifting cabin has sliding walls and a convertible roof

Mashable VR

The ANNA Stay and ANNA Meet are commercially available adjustable cabins, developed by architectural designer Caspar Schols. More about Design , Architecture , Cabin , Shapeshifting , and Cool Quotient. Design Architecture Cabin Shapeshifting Cool Quotient

DATS002: Big Data Meets High Performance Computing

Scott Lowe

This is session DATS002, titled “Big Data Meets High Performance Computing.” Finally, Hengeveld believes that the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, now officially known as Xeon Phi, will really help with processing highly parallel data structures. DATS002: Big Data Meets High Performance Computing. ” The speakers are John Hengeveld from Intel and Micahel Franklin from UC Berkeley.

Want To Create Action From Big Data? Look At Enterprise Insight Platform Suites

Forrester IT

In fact, insight platform was the number-one emerging technology in terms of investment and interest in Forrester's Q3 2016 Global State Of Enterprise Architecture And Portfolio Management Online Survey. All of these vendor have the proven ability to meet the most demanding requirement for enteprise data management and analytics; however, our standards for insights platforms were very high were very hight. Enterprise Architecture

Photos: Go inside the University of Washington’s new Hans Rosling Center for Population Health


It features a variety of office types organized as a collection of neighborhoods containing flexible spaces, which can be transformed to meet changing needs. Education Architecture Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation design Hans Rosling Center for Population Health University of Washington