Vijftig tinten Cloud [NL]

Security en compliance zijn vooralsnog de belangrijkste parameters bij de sourcing en platformkeuze in relatie tot de hybride cloud. Gedurende de onlangs gehouden rondetafelbijeenkomst in de Villa te Vught werd dieper ingezoomd op de aard van alle verschillende clouds en de implicaties op het gebied van security en compliance.

2013 Cloud Prediction Wrap Up

It’s mid December, so everyone who’s anyone creates their own list (a bit of sarcasm here.) Naturally I created mine, but with a twist: I created a list of the 8 IBM white papers on cloud computing not to be missed which of which the content will transcend to 2013 and beyond. But maybe two…

Auditable Cloud Services and Compliance

Featured on Wired Insights on November 28, 2012 Cloud computing is a trend towards the industrialization of IT, but this industrialization of IT services also has significant impact on the influence the consumer has on the services. Contracts are standard and cannot be tuned to meet consumers’ wishes, “what you see is what you get.”…

A Powerpoint killer?

Tired of boring presentations? Prezi (http://prezi.com) promises to make presentations less boring by adding simplicity, creativity with a ´spiffy´ look and feel. Zoom in and out, rotate, animate, include YouTube fragments etc. Presenting for the creative-ones among us I think. But will this enhance the goal of the presentation, or just distract? We will need…

Depict your information in a train map

Architecture can be seen as the art of depicting many types of information (about systems, networks, processes, design etc.) using multiple viewpoints. To add one more way of depicting information, in this case almost 300 of the most influential and successful websites on the globe, these guys have used the format of a train map…

Archimate-UML Integration

This report is my view on the proposal to extend Unified Modeling Language (UML) with Archimate. It describes the essence of these modeling languages and analyses of the proposed extension of UML.    Introduction Archimate Archimate is an enterprise architecture modelling language, started by a consortium of companies and knowledge institutes, directed by the Telematica instituut….

The Experience Economy

This blog posting focuses on the influence of the concept “Experience Economy” to the role IT Architect. It describes what the concept means and how it can assist the IT Architect in achieving the long-term IT strategy. Introduction One of the trends that influence the role of IT Architect is the concept of Experience Economy….

Architectural Styles and Service Oriented Architecture

The core repertoire of the IT Architect consists of a number of architectural styles. This paper will describe one or more styles that naturally belong to Service Oriented Architecture.   Introduction Investigating which style or styles naturally belong to SOA, we start with the definition of Architectural Styles (styles) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Combining…

Introducing SOA to the IT organisation

Introducing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to an organisation will shift support focus from a product to a customer view on the IT organisation. In this paper I will describe the consequences of the introduction of SOA for the IT support department.   Introduction Traditionally we see that applications are specifically designed for one or a…