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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Microsoft Is to Undergo Major Reorganization

by Abel Avram on  Jul 11, 2013

Microsoft has detailed their plan for a major reorganization. All OSes will be under one lead. Other engineering areas will be Apps, Cloud and Devices.

CSLA.NET Introduces WinRT Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 08, 2012 1

CSLA 4.5 ships with support for WinRT, .NET Framework 4.5, Silverlight 5 and includes significant enhancements to the business rules engine.

Comparison of Business Analyst and Business Architect Roles Sparks Lively Debate

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 27, 2012 4

Nick Malik, an Enterprise Architect at Microsoft, wrote a blog post differentiating business analysts from business architects and he received a swift rebuke of his stance. Malik contended that business analysts do fundamentally different work than business architects but Kevin Brennen of the IIBA strongly disagreed and pointed out the resemblances between the roles.

Software Architecture in the Movies

by Michael Stal on  Jul 31, 2011

Keeping up-to-date with software architecture can be a tough endeavor. Information is normally available within thick books or somewhere hidden in the Web. Another more entertaining way can be to watch clips available at video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Confusion Abounds When Aligning Business Architects

by Richard Seroter on  Jul 18, 2011

Organizations continue to struggle when identifying the role of business architects and persist in misaligning them to IT departments. Tom Graves, an Enterprise Architect at Tetradian Consulting, pointed out the problems this causes and challenges architects to not accept the status quo but rather, try and improve the situation.

Upcoming Conference CompArch 2011 in Boulder, Colorado

by Michael Stal on  Jun 03, 2011

The CompArch Conference is a federated conference that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in Component-Based Software Development and Software Architecture. This year the event is held at the University of Colorado in the United States from June 20th to June 24th. As general chairs Ivica Cnrkovic and Judith Stafford were appointed.

Gartner: Out of Necessity, Enterprise Architecture Begins to Align Closer with Business

by Richard Seroter on  May 24, 2011 2

In a recent report, Gartner revealed that only 9% of Enterprise Architecture (EA) endeavors are done in partnership with the business side of an organization. While the percentage of collaborative projects is expected to increase to 30% by 2016, to some this is still an alarmingly low level of involvement by EA teams who run the risk of being bypassed when business groups make technical decisions.

Are Better Business Architecture Abstractions the Key to Enterprise Architecture?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 08, 2010

In the wake of recent articles arguing that too much details in EA are futile, Ian, a Cloud Architect at Fujitsu, is wondering if better business architecture abstractions wouldn't be the key to successful Enterprise Architecture.

SOA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 18, 2009 7

A new developerWorks article by Jens Andexer and Willem Bekker describes business implications of SOA, stressing both its advantages and drawbacks.

Business Case For REST

by Dilip Krishnan on  Sep 02, 2009 35

Justin Cormack sparks a discussion about the adoption of RESTful architectures in the enterprise or the lack thereof with his post.

Using BPM And SOA To Maximum Business Value

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jun 25, 2009

Industry analyst Neil Ward-Dutton, writes that the combination of Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is seen as technically complementary. There are different views on how the two concepts play together, however, the author maintains that there is enough synergy between them to increase business value.

A Value Proposition for Enterprise Architecture

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jun 23, 2009

In a series of posts, following his participation in EAC 2009, Richard Veryard discusses the role and value of Enterprise Architecture.

Business Case for SOA

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 23, 2008 1

One of the prerequisites for successful SOA implementation is an understanding of the business problem that will be solved and building a business case for the implementation.

Results of a SOA Case Study competition show main ingredients for SOA success

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 06, 2008

The results of SOA case study competition, conducted by SOA Consortium and CIO magazine are showing common themes in SOA implementations. The include strengthening of business IT alliances as the main factor for implementation success and definitions of specific, confirmed by real numbers, business benefits, , as a measure of this success.

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