6 years, 9 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 […]

12 years, 11 months ago

Why business-model to enterprise-architecture?

Yes, I admit it: I’ve been kinda pouring out the posts lately. Sorry…
But why all this fuss about business-models and enterprise-architecture? What’s the point about the bottom-line not being the baseline to work from? If everyone’s selling something to someone, is there really any difference between a for-profit and a non-profit business-model? And who would […]

13 years, 1 month ago

Orders of Agility

Two weeks ago, Ruth Malan (@ruthmalan) of Bredemeyer Consulting and contributing author to the Cutter Consortium commented in her online journal (being maintained since 2006 and recommended!) that between the metaphor used by Tom Graves (@tetradian) in Agility Needs a … Continue reading

13 years, 5 months ago

The Private Cloud: Who Will Stop the Rain?

Print PDF Guest post by Nick Macey As some companies move towards a virtualized, private cloud infrastructure, they get caught in a downpour of problems. The additional layer of virtualization requires significant expertise to manage and support, can substantially decrease overall stability and makes diagnosing and resolving incidents more complex. Operations teams are faced with an incredible challenge, as they often are not responsible for building the cloud, but are ultimately responsible for maintaining and […]

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13 years, 5 months ago

Models as decision-records (Enterprise Canvas)

This one is mainly about enterprise-architectures, but also applies to just about any other usage of models – visual, mathematical or whatever – in pretty much any other discipline.
There’s a common perception that a model represents some kind of reality, either in the present, the past, or some intended future.
To my mind, though, it more […]

13 years, 6 months ago

Where is the information when we need it?

We boarded the plane, settled down in our seats, to await pushback from the gate – the usual ‘hurry up and wait’ of everyday air-travel. Seemed to take a bit longer than usual, though. Strange clonks and thumps from beneath my seat, down below in the cargo bay. We wait, and we wait.
[I won’t name […]

13 years, 8 months ago

The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section Fourteen – The Enterprise Architecture Way

The Enterprise Architecture Way is a simple four steps and two rules based on harnessing the knowledge and experience of you and the rest of the people in the system. The 4 steps Observe the environment that you expect to take part in. Orient your selves to the level of detail you judge necessary to […]