Oslo – a tool, a language, a repository

Douglas Purdy puts it best in his What is Oslo? post a few days ago, Oslo is a tool, a language and a repository. You are still probably scratching your head thinking, well what is it really? Well, the guys over in the connected systems division isn’t ready to disclose all details until PDC. I…


The Enterprise Architecture Toolkit

Over the past month there has been a flurry of interest in what is referred to as the Enterprise Architecture Toolkit (EATK). The last mention of the EATK was in my post recapping the Japan Strategic Architecture Forum I mentioned the launch of the EATK. What is the EATK So what exactly is the EATK?…


New Financial Components Released for Insurance and Capital Markets

      Claims Processing Reference Architecture Claims Processing Reference Architecture provides quality services in the field of Auto Insurance Claims Processing however these components can be leveraged for other forms of claims processing such as: Home, Medical, Mortgage, and other general claims processing services to work on behalf of clients for better advanced services….


Making Sense of Architecture Standards

Yesterday I attended the Architecture track at the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Summit. The format was quite different than other forums. The architect forums was based on a collaborative approach where three is no agenda or themes and it is up to the participants to create it. It was very effective and thought I…


Presentation: Changing the Face of Banking Development

It’s amazing how many e-mails I have received so far about sharing my presentation. So instead of sending to a few people I would like to share it with all of you. Keep in mind that with any presentation the deck is just a tool for communicating, I usually talk to a slide and not…


Financial Services Developer Conference 2008 – Recap

  The 6th annual Financial Services Developer Conference was a hit this year. The attendees have grown year after year and have record numbers for the conference. This year’s theme was on High Performance Computing (HPC) with a sprinkle of OBA and S+S. Attendees will be hearing from presenters across a wide spectrum of organizations…


Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference-Available Videos

SOA and Business Process issues reach across the entire organization from developer service enabling existing investments to architects recommending IT standards to business analysts optimizing processes and business owners investing in their IT portfolios. The Microsoft 2007 SOA and Business Process Conference provides guidance across this spectrum and go over Microsoft’s current portfolio and long-term…


Loan Origination Reference Architecture Version 2

I announced at the Office Developers Conference 2008 the release of the Loan Origination Reference Architecture version 2. Like the previous version, this reference architecture shows architects and developers how to bridge OBA technologies with transactional service oriented systems such as BizTalk. The Loan Origination Reference Architecture shows how to build architectures that unify people,…


Financial Services OBA Component Library

At the Office Developers Conference this week I announced the release of the Financial Services OBA Component Library. The Financial Services OBA Component Library is a comprehensive set of OBA components that span across key areas in the Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets industries. The components are built in a composite way. This enables customers…


The Enterprise Mind? An in depth look at EA Tooling

This is a great starter article for folks wanting to evaluate EA tooling. I have blogged and spoke about this at conferences in the past about how EA tooling is all over the place. From what I have observed in the EA industry for over the past five or so years there is this notion…