1 month, 11 days ago

Discipline as a Service

In my post on Ghetto Wifi (June 2010), I mentioned a cafe in East London that provided free coffee, free biscuits and free wifi, and charged customers for the length of time they occupied the table.A cafe has just opened in Tokyo for writers, which cha…

1 month, 18 days ago

What makes Solution Architects tick (and how they can be successful)

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been on a mission to interview almost a thousand Solution Architects. Bizzdesign has experienced a growth in Solutions Architects using our platform, and I wanted to discover how we could connect Solutions Architecture to Enterprise Architecture to design better solutions. A day in the life: Solutions Architect During…

1 month, 19 days ago

Data Integration – Choosing the Right Approach

By Dr. Chris Harding, Founder and Principal of Lacibus Ltd.

How do you approach data integration?

While it is often done on a case-by-case basis, a recent survey of enterprise and solution architects by The Open Group found that 62% of organisations are using or planning to use a specific data integration approach such as data virtualisation, data fabric, or data mesh. How would you pick the right approach for your organisation?

Questions like this are not best answered “off the top of your head”. You want to understand how the different approaches would work in your particular situation. You want to read explanations of them, and case studies. You want to talk to people with similar problems, see what they are doing or have done, and how this compares with what you want to do. You want to be able to follow standards and best practices.

1 month, 25 days ago

The Open Group Event Highlights – July 25-27, 2022 – Washington DC

In late July, The Open Group hosted an event bringing together speakers and practitioners from around the world to meet in Washington, DC at the historical Mayflower Hotel, and discuss some of today’s most vital topics in the area of security and resiliency. 

With a focus on Zero Trust Architecture and Supply Chain Security, leaders from businesses including Microsoft, IBM, Micro Focus, and ServiceNow joined experts from public sector organizations like NIST and NASA, together with representatives from The Open Group itself, to explore how open standards are driving important developments and actionable insights in these important and developing topics.

1 month, 25 days ago

From Data to Doing

One of the ideas running through my work on #datastrategy is to see data as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. As someone might once have written, Data scientists have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point however is …

1 month, 28 days ago

Data-centric project requirements?

Several times this week, in different circumstances, I was asked a question having these three words close together. That’s not new. It happened previously. But this concentration triggered the write-up that follows. Nothing original and neither is the reason to write it: Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no […]