Cloud Computing and Middleware Market Size

Marcus from Stefan’s team blogs about this new research note from Merrill Lynch: “by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity would amount to $160bn, including $95bn in business and productivity apps (email, office, CRM, etc) and $65bn in online advertising”. Since I am someone that does not get a good sense of scale…


Building Applications Differently when Cloud Services Are Around to be used

So, “it’s the end of the enterprise as we know it”, there is “consumerisation of IT” that we need to figure out how to deal with. The use of some sort of cloud service is inevitable. One thing for sure is that some sort of cloud integration services will be essential to make this new world…


From Impedences to Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Services to Doing Things differently in the Brave New World

Stacey blogged about the 10 Reasons Enterprise Aren’t Ready to Trust the Cloud. Immediately, the conservative enterprise architect in me couldn’t have agreed more. I then picked the brains of my esteemed architect colleagues Nigel and Greg, and it sounds like they’re also making the same observation from the community of Enterprise Architects that they…


On Facebook Finally

I feel like a luddite to admit this – but I’ve only just registered on Facebook today! Despite the various invitations from friends – Gavin’s even thrown a photo of me from Spain in there – I’ve resisted because: I’m a working mother of 2 toddlers – I don’t even have enough time to sort through…


Microsoft Architect Journal Reader

Simon tells me that the Architecture Journal Reader is coming soon: In his own words: “At the Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) this week we released the new Architecture Journal Reader.  Based on the WPF NewsReader SDK, the Architecture Journal Reader delivers an visually exciting, immersive, and searchable reading experience for all issues of the Journal, available…


Catch Don Ferguson again – at the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Launch

via Andrew and Dave, here is the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 launch event – you’ll find plenty of gems in this agenda, and can even catch Don Ferguson if you missed out on seeing him last time. The event registration link is at


Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the various enterprise challenges of application integration, business process orchestration and management, services governance, etc there is no doubt still an abundance of interesting architecture problems to be solved, and work to be done, to make enterprise architecture…


Some more interesting facts abuout MSCOM

thanks to Martin, I thought these were interesting facts! “MSCOM is made up of more than 20,500 URL’s and hosts 16 million pages and is available in more than 30 languages. According to available metrics, http://* received 35.4 billion page views in FY06. On average http://* receives 229 million unique users per month. The Australian site…


Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Live on

this great story just arrived my inbox: “…we’re extremely proud to announce that the site is running 100% on our next generation web platform!!” For those of you curious about the scale and availability of – Availability YTD – 99.83% (Measured by Keynote Systems, Inc.) – 0% Impact to Availability during upgrade to Beta 3 – 99%+ of…