The Architecture of Identity Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: The architecture of an identity system has a profound impact on the nature of the relationships it supports. This blog post uses terminology and ideas from Sam's paper to classify and analyze three different identity system architectures. Identity Architectures.

7 Options to Modernize Legacy Systems

CEB IT

Digital transformation has made it imperative for application leaders to find effective ways to modernize legacy systems. STEP 1: Evaluate legacy systems using six drivers. Materially alter the code to shift it to a new application architecture and exploit new and better capabilities.

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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. An enterprise does as well.

Systems Application Architecture (SAA) Part 1

IT Toolbox

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

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

Network World

Air-gapping, used often now, is the practice of physically isolating data-storing computers from other systems, computers, and networks. Solutions are needed to replace the archaic air-gapping of computers used to isolate and protect sensitive defense information, the U.S. Government has decided. It theoretically can’t be compromised because there is nothing between the machines — there are no links into the machines; they’re removed.

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

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. Help amplify the importance of this role in an organization and create a better understanding for what systems architects actually do. New architectural styles. Architecture

The Monthly Summary: Information System and Architecture Feb. 2020

Future of CIO

Information System and Architecture Information System vs. Digital Ecosystem Information is permeating into every corner of the business and becomes the lifeblood of the digital organization. A system has a purpose to perform a set of functions to achieve well-defined goals.

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. Blog Collaborate Across the Organization Enterprise Architecture Information Technology IT Enterprise Architecture

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. Views filter EA to show only the aspect of interest. Most diagrams we look at are Views in fact, since the blueprint of the entire enterprise would take a wall.

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.

IT Enterprise Architecture: How EA Teams Can Support Business Transformation

CEB IT

The traditional role of IT enterprise architecture teams has been to describe the design of an organization, including its operations, information, systems, and technologies, and then use that understanding to reduce technological complexity, speed up the completion of IT projects, and improve employees’ productivity and collaboration. As chart 1 shows, there are four main types of opportunity for aspiring enterprise architecture (EA) teams.

VAST Data allies with Nvidia on reference storage architecture for AI

Venture Beast

VAST Data collaborates with Nvidia to create reference architecture for attaching its storage systems to GPU servers. Read More. AI Enterprise VB Home Page ai category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Hardware GPUs NVidia storage Vast Data

Reinventing virtualization with the AWS Nitro System

All Things Distributed

A great example of this approach to innovation and problem solving is the creation of the AWS Nitro System , the underlying platform for our EC2 instances. Running a business at the scale of Amazon, we often have to solve problems that no other company has faced before.

Emerging Technologies To Power Your Systems Of Insight

Forrester IT

In that report we defined a system of insight , which focused big data energy on implementing insights in software using closed loops that create action and continous learning. Add insight-to-execution technologies like predictive model runtimes and you get a platform that is ideal for building closed-loop systems of insight. Enterprise Architecture

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Redefining System Architecture with Data at the Core

Data Center Knowledge

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

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Design vs. Architecture

Future of CIO

All architecture is design; not all design is architecture. Without architecture, a designer can start to lose the bigger picture. Architecture could be the navigator of strategy management. Without design, the grand plan never gets implemented or is done adequately.

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. Lack of defined integration process (closed system). Too difficult/complex to explain to new technologists. Can’t be deployed to the cloud. Performance or stability issues. #. cio cloud computing it management software development software qa

Innovation Architecture and Competency

Future of CIO

Managing innovation to fit the market often requires strategies, architecture designs and product introductions that build towards the long-term perspective. It requires an Innovation Architecture that involves strategy view, process view, capability view, governance view, etc.

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. Blog Collaborate Across the Organization Enterprise Architecture Information Technology IT Enterprise 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.

DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

Network World

Air-gapping is the common practice of physically isolating data-storing computers from other systems, computers and networks so they theoretically can’t be compromised because there is nothing connecting the machines. Solutions are needed to replace the archaic air-gapping of computers used to isolate and protect sensitive defense information, the U.S. Government has decided.

Gaining Insight of Solution Architecture

Future of CIO

Solution architecture could be an effective tool to enable strategic and systematic problem-solving. The architecture is abstract. Leverage solution architecture to clarify: Where do we need framework and guidance?

The Goals of Business Architecture

Future of CIO

Business Architecture contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation. What are the goals of business architecture?

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. Blog Collaborate Across the Organization Enterprise Architecture Information Technology IT Enterprise Architecture

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

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

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic Briefs Current and Future Business Opportunities (and tries to redefine history)

CTOvision

Over 400 Industry representatives met in Charleston on 30 July 2014 for the Small Business Industry Outreach Initiative Symposium (SBIOI) where SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC LANT) briefed their current and future opportunities. Architecture CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Research Charleston Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command SSC LANT

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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.

IT Architecture & Creative Problem-Solving

Future of CIO

Architecture could be a problem-solving framework that consists of multiple aspects, and the multiple aspects could be architected in their own right. Architecture is an ingredient of planning and designing for creative and systematic problem-solving. Architecture is an investment.

A Customer Centric Architecture

Future of CIO

Customer Centricity should always get reflected in organizational design or architecture. The organization has to continuously understand its customer needs and business requirements, develop a customer-centric architecture, and have a clear understanding of how customer-centric approaches enhance the business model and extend profitability. Simplicity may either refer to an architectural constraint or to a business requirement.

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.

Context on D-Wave Systems from President and CEO Vern Brownell

CTOvision

I recently caught up with D-Wave Systems President and CEO Vern Brownell and asked him to provide a bit more context for our readers on what this very unique system is and does. The system is designed around qubits rather than bits. It is also in a very high vacuum, like a bigger vacuum than that found in our solar system. The current use of the system is on optimization problems. For more see the website of D-Wave Systems. By Bob Gourley.

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Understanding Readium – Features, Architecture and Alternatives

Kitaboo

In addition, EDRLab is also the driving force behind the LCP (Licensed Content Protection) system, which is a significant new development of Readium. Provide functional and innovative ePUB reading systems for web use. Architecture of Readium. What is Readium?

5 architectural principles for building big data systems on AWS

Tech Republic Big Data

If your company is looking to make a bet on big data in the cloud, follow these best practices to find out what technologies will be best for your AWS deployment

CMA Hosts Federal Cybersecurity Solutions Reference Architecture Meeting

CTOvision

Creating the GWACsolutions COE Cybersecurity Reference Architecture. More than a dozen solution providers participated in the work session contributing their knowledge, technologies, and expertise covering capabilities ranging from initial cyber threat risk & vulnerability assessment, to IT Infrastructure and systems/network security, to data security, along with tools to manage an organizations entire risk /cyber solution portfolio. Katie Kennedy.

Business Model, Business Strategy, and Business Architecture

Future of CIO

Today, “business model,” “business strategy,” and “business architecture” are among the most sloppily used terms in business; they are often stretched to mean everything and end up meaning nothing. Business models describe, as a system, how the pieces of a business fit together.

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. Analysis Architecture Big Data CTO Cyber Security Events ApacheHadoop bigdata Cloudera Security information and event management SQL By Bob Gourley. To register see: [link]. Cloudera Breakfast Series – Washington, D.C.

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.

Arm’s first new architecture in a decade is designed for security and AI

The Verge

Chip designer Arm has announced Armv9, its first new chip architecture in a decade following Armv8 way back in 2011. According to Arm, Armv9 offers three major improvements over the previous architecture: security, better AI performance, and faster performance in general.

IT Architecture as the Visualization of Strategy

Future of CIO

To improve IT organization maturity from functioning to delight, IT architecture as a practical tool provides a strategic framework and set up the environment for implementing IT-enabled and well-designed solutions and make value-added deliveries that make the organization different and competitive.

Apply Business Architecture to Solve Wild Problems

Future of CIO

Problem-solving has a very wide scope today, digital leaders and professionals can leverage Business Architecture (BA) as a problem-solving framework and practical tool for taking multifaceted disciplines to solve problems effectively.