ARCast.TV – IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine, Paul Hamnett, VP of Engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney, Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new Silverlight based solution they have created for the healthcare quality industry called the Improvement Map….


ARCast.TV – How Chyron Uses Silverlight for TV Graphics

Have you ever wondered about the production that goes into all the graphics that are shown during your favorite sporting events?  Chyron is the industry leader in all aspects of providing graphics for TV programming. Jim Cirone sits down with Jeff Wolski, Sumit Sahni and Daniel Kim from Chyron to discuss their use of Silverlight…


ARCast.TV – Architects? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Architects!

The art of questioning yourself… Are software architects necessary? Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it. Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons that many think. This…


ARCast.TV – Scalable Tax Solutions With CCH and Windows Azure

While it’s income season for most of us here in the States, for CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, serving up sales tax information is a full-time job. In this episode of ARCast, Denny Boynton sits down with Jones Pavan and Gurleen Randhawa at the 2009 Professional Developers Conference to discuss their use of Windows Azure…


ARCast.TV – Using Architectural Skills to Increase Solution Adoption Success Rates

When solutions fail, is it too easy to blame a given platform than for those really responsible to take responsibility? It more often has to do with one’s level of problem solving skills, planning, and ability to align technology with business strategy. This discussion between Jim Wilt and Zhiming Xue explores challenges that organizations often…


ARCast.TV – Cloud Computing is for Small Companies Too

This one slipped under my radar… Cloud Computing is often presented as an esoteric technology that is only interesting to large companies. In point of fact, small- and medium-sized companies will find the economics and technology opportunities very compelling. Shy Cohen and Michael Stiefel discuss why this is so, and why small- and medium-sized companies…


ARCast.TV – Real World Software + Services Architecture: The Winchester Ballistics Calculator

A new episode is available touching the S+S architecture model. You’ve no doubt heard by now a lot about software plus services as an architectural concept, but how many real world examples can you say you’ve seen? On this episode of ARCast, Denny Boynton sits down with Derek Jerrel from Winchester Ammunition and Jim McPherson…


ARCast.TV – Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences, on Cloud Architecture Patterns

Want to know more about Microsoft Windows Azure and the Azure Services platform and how it relates to Microsoft’s “Software + Services” strategy and other cloud computing services such as Amazon EC2? Check out Dr. Zhiming Xue’s interview with Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences (AIS). Speaking from his understanding and experience, Vishwas articulates…