Next UK IASA Meeting: Applying Design Principles in Practice

With Christmas fast approaching I thought I’d grab a moment to remind you of the busy year ahead at IASA so you can put placeholders in your diaries! Next IASA Meeting: Applying Design Principles in Practice Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (GMT) Please note that there is a slight change…


Talking Architects with Jason Zander

Jason Zander, GM for Visual Studio talks openly about Visual Studio 2010 and what’s in store for developer architects with UML support etc. but what about wider out across the lifecycle? What about Enterprise Architecture and architecting the Lines?


Talking Architects with Roger Sessions

According to Roger Sessions in his recent white paper "The IT Complexity Crisis", the worldwide annual cost of IT failure is over $6 trillion a year and what’s worse is it is on the increase. The culprit, Roger believes, is complexity, which itself is directly related to function; increase function increases complexity. If we can…


Len Bass interview on SEI

You know you’ve arrived when the SEI ask to post your video on their website – don’t you:)? Only problem is I’ll never know how many people watched it as a result:(!


A lesson (or two) in Complexity

I’m a master of complexity and this week’s been no exception! Here’s a brief account of my week … Monday & Tuesday To start off I held the first proper meeting of my new focus group, the Microsoft Partner Architect Advisory Council (MPAAC), which is comprised of 18 senior architects from our GSI partners. In…


Talking Architects with Angela Yochem

Angela Yochem is an executive architect with a leading multinational organisation and an IASA fellow. Her public role and passion for architecture is incredible but it is her clear business focused approach that really sets her apart from the rest. We constantly strive to align more closely with the Business to understand how we can…


Talking Architects with Neil Ward-Dutton – Do architects love the cloud?

Well, maybe they don’t actually ‘love’ the cloud but according to the research by MWD Advisors in partnership with the IASA it appears that they are cautiously optimistic which came as quite a surprise. Neil, Research Director from MWD talked to me recently about their involvement with IASA and what they have started to uncover…


Talking Architects with Len Bass – new series on Channel 9

Talking Architects is a UK channel 9 series that I’ve just launched to reach out to prominent people within the Industry to discuss the issues that architects face. If you think I should talk to you or to anyone you know especially in the UK then drop me a line!   First up is Len…


Dave Chappell on Azure and other cloud offerings

been out a while but here’s a great interview* between Dave Gristwood and Dave Chappell on the value of Azure in comparison with other cloud platforms like AWS, Google AppEngine and well worth the time to watch! * Ok, so when I say great video – I did the filming so am to blame…


Cloud: An Architects Perspective

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Architect Forum on the 25th, and I mean everyone – I haven’t witnessed such a vocal audience in some time – really great mind share all round. Here’s all the links to slides that were used and I hope to have videos edited before too long!…