Axioms for Modern Enterprise Architecture

Recently many of my colleagues were engaged in a healthy debate of principles around enterprise architecture.   As I was dwelling on this, there was a healthy discussion on what a principle should be and how should they be described, etc.   There are various sources on the Web on how to develop good architecture principles.  When…

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The Systems Thinking Architect

I was recently visiting a client and presenting a case study on the value of architecture.   As I glanced across the room, I had noticed the “business guy” look at me inquisitively and said something similar to the following: “We do not need architects, they spend too much time pontificating and telling us that we are…

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Architecture Considerations around Fabric Computing

Architecture Considerations around Fabric Computing The fabric concept has been around since 1998, and computing fabrics using commodity hardware and software are now starting to come into fruition.  The fabric system provides a set of interconnected nodes and links (structures) and operations (behaviors) which function as a unified computing system or subsystem.    In order to better…

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