1 year, 2 months ago

Hybrid By Design Vs. Hybrid By Accident

As a veteran of enterprise IT, there’s a difference between “hybrid by design” and “hybrid by accident.” Let’s be frank: you are probably doing hybrid by accident – just about everybody is. Hybrid by accident is: Integrating public cloud with on-premises tech without standardizing on a common infrastructure-as-code practice Shadow IT cloud “experiments” that suddenly […]

5 years, 1 month ago

Hybrid IT or Cloud Initiative – a Perfect Enterprise Architecture Maturation Opportunity

All too often in the growth and maturation of Enterprise
Architecture initiatives, the effort stalls or is delayed due to lack of “applied
traction”. By this, I mean the EA
activities – whether targeted towards compliance, risk mitigation or value
opportunity propositions – may not be attached to measurable, active, visible
projects that could advance and prove the value of EA. EA doesn’t work by itself, in a vacuum,
without collaborative engagement and a means of proving usefulness. A critical
vehicle to this proof is successful orchestration and use of assets and investment
resources to meet a high-profile business objective – i.e. a successful
project.

6 years, 1 month ago

SOA Provides Needed Support for Enterprise Architecture in Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Says Open Group Panel

There’s been a resurgent role for service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a practical and relevant ingredient for effective design and use of Cloud, mobile, and big-data technologies. To find out why, The Open Group recently gathered an international panel of experts to explore the concept. Continue reading

7 years, 7 months ago

The Cloud “Through a Glass, Darkly”

The ability to transform business is the most exciting feature of the Cloud phenomenon, but users currently see it “through a glass darkly,” and perhaps with a measure of faith and hope. More needs to be done to develop understanding of the business …

7 years, 8 months ago

Creation of a strategy for the consumption and management of Cloud Services in the TOGAF® Preliminary Phase

In a previous article, “Cloud Computing requires Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF 9 can show the way,” I described the need to define a strategy as an additional step in the TOGAF 9 Preliminary Phase. This article describes in more detail what could b…