On the surface it looks to be a chicken and egg problem. Is cloud driving IT transformation or is IT transformation driving cloud’s growth? The movement to cloud requires a shift in approach for many IT organizations for how to deal with procurement, management, security, etc. In some cases, public cloud offerings are driving IT… Read More »
With Cloud Computing emerging on the scene as a solution to a number of computing use cases, it will drive modernization of your existing systems. Perhaps it’s just a new interface for driving mobile access to corporate data or consolidating standalone servers into a Cloud for achieving greater utilization from fewer resources. In either case,… Read More »
Today, Jason Bloomberg of ZapThink released a blog entry entitled, “Why Nobody is Doing Enterprise Architecture”. A key point in the article is the statement, “Enterprises aren’t architected at all. They are grown.” Bloomberg goes on to describe that architects don’t terraform enterprises, but establish a framework for growth. I believe there is an aspect… Read More »
Have you ever dealt with a mid- to large-sized organization and come away from the interaction wondering how an organization of this size could seem so disorganized and chaotic in their dealings with customers? After all, in order to reach the size they did, they had to have garnered a certain amount of revenue in… Read More »
A semi-humorous look at 2009 the year in review for IT and insight into next year’s top IT topics.
Those of us that are part of SOA-related projects where traditional business analysts (BA) are involved often find ourselves frustrated by the incongruence between the analyst’s approach to requirements gathering and the SOA design. The problem arises because SOA models functionality of a business across multiple boundaries, whereas the business analyst wants to focus on… Read More »
This entanglement of SOA and BPM into a single effort is fraught with problems and failure. Each initiative should be undertaken separately and with definitive goals that do not list each other as one of the outcomes.
A colleague recently sent me some IBM propaganda on SOA, BPM and EA. Discussing my opinion of the white paper with him sparked an idea for a blog entry about the my opinion on the relationship between these three methodologies. Okay, let’s dive into the meat of the issue. What, if any, is the relationship… Read More »