6 years, 10 months ago

IT Wastelands :: How many icebergs have you melted?

High performance servers, cheap network storage, faster network connections, and improved peripheral performance have become subtle contributors for a culture of IT waste. System designers are increasingly relieved of the burden of designing efficient systems that utilize resources conservatively, and can easily fall back on platitudes like “just add more hardware”. A system designer may […]

6 years, 10 months ago

Making Strategy Work with Enterprise Architecture

If you want to execute a business strategy then you’ll need an Enterprise Architecture function. Enterprise architecture (EA) is about change – strategic change in an enterprise. But not exogenous change – reactive change forced on the enterprise by outside exigencies – although that sort of change and those external forces may be taken into […]

6 years, 10 months ago

IT: The professionals

Business decision makers aren’t interested in the details, but they want to know important IT decisions being made in their business are in the hands of true professionals. Certification verifies the qualities and skills IT executives have with regards to the effective deployment, implementation and operation of IT solutions. Continue reading

6 years, 11 months ago

A week in Tweets: 12-18 December 2010

Finally catching up, though my cold is still such that I’m at risk of dripping into the keyboard – oh joys… Still, I do promise to return to other (more useful?) posts shortly – there’s quite a backlog built up whilst I’ve been sort-of out of action. In the meantime, yes, another week’s-worth […]

6 years, 11 months ago

A week in Tweets: 05-11 December 2010

Slipping back a bit – combination of travel, bad jetlag and an even worse cold… Oh well. Anyway, another week’s-worth of Tweets and links, as usual, for whoever might find them useful.

Enterprise-architecture, business-architecture, business-strategy, business-models and suchlike businessy matters:

SAlhir: White Space, Dark Matter, and Enterprise Architecture http://bit.ly/i4LBIn <strong recommend #entarch #itarch
business_design: revised my […]

6 years, 11 months ago

European Interoperability Framework 2.0

This week, the European Commission announced an updated interoperability policy in the EU. The Commission has committed itself to adopt a Communication that introduces the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS) and an update to the European Interoperability Framework (EIF), “two key documents […]

6 years, 11 months ago

The Trusted Technology Forum: Best practices for securing the global technology supply chain

Supply chain risk needs focus to be able to address the concern. If everything is “a supply chain risk,” then we can’t focus our efforts and hone in on a reasonable, achievable, practical and implementable set of practices that can lead to better supply chain practices for all, and a higher degree of confidence among purchasers. Continue reading