5 years, 9 months ago

First Open Group Webjam — Impact of Cloud Computing on our Resumes

The Open Group conducted its first ever webjam within The Cloud Work Group last month. A Webjam is an informal mechanism for the members within a particular work group with a common interest to have an interactive brainstorming debate on a topic of their choice. Consider it to be a panel discussion — except everyone on the call is part of the panel! I coordinated the first webjam for The Cloud Work Group — the topic was “What will Cloud do to your resume?” Continue reading

5 years, 10 months ago

Flying in the Cloud by the Seat of Our Pants

In the early days of aviation, when instruments were unreliable or non-existent, pilots often had to make judgments by instinct. This was known as “flying by the seat of your pants.” It was exciting, but error prone, and accidents were frequent. Today, enterprises are in that position with Cloud Computing. Continue reading

5 years, 10 months ago

Data Governance: A Fundamental Aspect of IT

Underlying both SOA governance and Cloud governance is a fundamental aspect that we have been dealing with ever since the dawn of IT—and that’s the data itself. Let us challenge ourselves with a few questions. Consider them the what, why, when, where, who and how of data governance. Continue reading

6 years, 2 months ago

Take a Lesson from History to Integrate to the Cloud

Steady growth of service oriented practices and the continued adoption of cloud computing across enterprises has resulted in the need for integrating out to the cloud. When doing so, we must take a look back in time at the evolution of integration so…

6 years, 7 months ago

Enterprise Transformation Takes the French Riviera

The Open Group Conference in Cannes, France is quickly approaching! It will be running from April 23-27, bringing together leading minds in technology to discuss the process and components of Enterprise Transformation. Continue reading →

6 years, 9 months ago

Enterprise Architects and Paradigm Shifts

By Stuart Boardman, KPN It’s interesting looking back at what people have written over the course of the year and seeing which themes appear regularly in their blogs. I thought I’d do the same with my own posts for The … Continue read…

6 years, 10 months ago

Security and Cloud Computing Themes to be explored at The Open Group San Francisco Conference

By The Open Group Conference Team Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing are two of the most pressing trends facing enterprises today. The Open Group Conference San Francisco will feature tracks on both trends where attendees can learn about the latest deve…

7 years, 5 months ago

Understanding security aspects of Cloud initiatives

The Open Group recently published a whitepaper, An Architectural View Of Security For Cloud,which is the first in a series being produced by the Security For The Cloud and SOA project. In this whitepaper we introduce a method that helps organizations t…

7 years, 6 months ago

SOA is not differentiating, Cloud Computing is

Merely putting SOA into your proposal or as a stated capability is no longer going to be a “deal clincher” or a key “business differentiator”. The counterview I hear practitioners in SOA will say is that SOA is not just the standardized service…

7 years, 7 months ago

The Cloud, multiple Platforms within Platforms

The emergence of service platforms and services enabled by the Cloud and its pervasiveness into social media and social networks underpinned by Cloud infrastructure and data centers; platforms enabling or launching other platforms. What does the future…