Monday, January 10, 2011

Architecture and Governance Magazine.

This resource looks quite good and was discussed on Mike Walkers blog

Apparently all past content is available online but haven't had a chance to look at this yet.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

some more EA links

Just a bit of a look at ea tools.  Need to spend some time reviewing these.

Information Architecture Institute:

Mike: is an open source methodology for enterprise information management.

Essential Project:

Protege.  a free, open source ontology editor and knowledge-base framework.

abacus Avolution:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Microsoft Looking Like An End-Stage Company

Article from Information Week that proposes that Microsoft is lost in the PC Era and is struggling to catch up to the rest of the industry.

Microsoft Looking Like An End-Stage Company

Enterprise Architecture Centre

This looks like an excellent EA resource.

Seems to consolidate articles from a few sources (eg SOA Governance White Paper from and I get the impression that the site has a significant amount of good quality content though its hard to navigate to find information.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Steer towards a more simple future

Here's a great blog post on strategic alignment from Nick Malik and would be a worthwhile read for those in the applications space.

This has also given me a different one sentence answer for the purpose of EA. Basically EA is here to steer towards a more simple future through the process of carve and kill! :-)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Office 365

Microsoft Rebrands Web Programs for Businesses: 

Does cloud computing for office functionality make sense? If I were running a startup I think this is definitely a path I'd take so its good to have choice between Google and Microsoft.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management

If you're in government and interested in EA Maturity have a look at this recent publication from US GAO.

Basically defines maturity levels and a series of capabilities that should exist at each maturity level. Quite useful for RTA as we're working on our EA capability program at the moment and this provides a good and easily understood roadmap.