A Collection of Enterprise Architecture Definitions

Are you wondering what EA is? Or maybe you would like to understand what the industry standard definition is… Well your out of luck in this post. 🙂 All joking aside, it is sometimes helpful to see how others define this space. Obviously as an industry we need to standardize, however until then check out…

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S+S Blueprints and Software Factories Focus Groups at TechEd 2008

I haven’t talked about these much but plan on it in the near future. I think there are some real good nuggets of guidance that can be learned from S+S Blueprints and Software Factories. Keep an eye out for some posts about how these relate to the architecture process and Enterprise Architecture in the near…

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Asian Community Unites at IASA IT Conference 2008 to build the Architecture Discipline

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) 2nd IT Conference 2008 was the largest IT Architecture event in South East Asia with more than 30 Expert Speakers, 4 parallel different tracks and 40 architecture sessions and 590 attendees from 9 different countries. The goal of this conference is to instill technology neutrality in government policy…

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A funny example of Governance

I was forwarded this and had to share with all of you as this is absolutely hilarious.

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Why Good Architecture is Important Even in a Web 2.0 World

Last week I read an article on Twitter’s Developer Blog called Twittering about Architecture. It was an interesting read because it validates many of my thoughts on the application architecture process and how it applies to the Web 2.0 and S+S world. Looking at popular Web 2.0 sites such as Digg.com and Twitter.com we see…

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Burton Group Launches EA Guidance

It looks like the Burton group is joining the fold with the other industry analysts in regards to Enterprise Architecture guidance. The new EA coverage area site went live on May 18 as part of the launch of IT1 from Burton Group. The initial content is in place, and is promised to grow in time…

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Enterprise Library 4.0 Released

Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks intended for use by developers who build complex, enterprise-level applications. Enterprise Library is used when building applications that are typically to be deployed widely and to interoperate with other applications and systems. In addition, they generally have strict security, reliability, and performance requirements. The goals of Enterprise…

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Contrasting Solution Architecture with other Architecture Roles

I ran across this great post that takes a stab at contrasting the various architecture roles. I think Karthik Vijayakumar does a good job with the overview. See below:  EA – Enterprise Architecture EBA – Enterprise Business Architecture EITA – Enterprise IT (EIT) Architecture EITIA – EIT Information Architecture EITAA – EIT Application Architecture EITTA…

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Interesting Map of Web 2.0

If you thought you were heading for Funky Town, think again… 🙂 This is an interesting illustration from Architecture and Governance Magazine of the Web 2.0 space based on the Tokyo rail system.  http://www.architectureandgovernance.com/articles/09-visualize.asp#

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Enterprises are Embracing Architecture Certifications

I just ran across an article from the IASA organization that was released late last month called "IASA Announces SunTrust Bank as Founding Corporate Partner for Training Program". With quote like the below it shows that enterprises are starting to understand the value of architecture and really put some money behind certifying their architects. “We…

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