A lot can happen in 3 years

08/08/2010 16:19:48 PM

Almost exactly three years after my personal blogging lapsed, I've started blogging at work related to the job I now have.As it happens, the job I now have is based on the work I've done over the last three years in subjects that in several ...

Potential Pitfalls in Technology-Enabled Business Transformations

03/06/2010 07:19:46 AM

In my experience, when Enterprises perform Business Transformation design exercises where the solution is to be enabled or underpinned by technology, a core list of the same potential pitfalls are regularly encountered. It would be interesting ...

Survival of the loudest?: 'Social' evolution in Enterprise IT

09/11/2009 04:22:54 AM

Last year (after a recommendation from Nigel Green) I finally got round to reading Lila by Pirsig (probably better known for his previous book 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'). It contains some great thoughts and insights that, whilst ...

Delivering SOA Across Projects: Dealing with Shared Dependencies & Risks

07/22/2007 18:35:15 PM

I posted not long ago about professionalising the planning and delivery of SOA initiatives, making realising them more than just a gamble based on theory and good intentions.One of the biggest pieces of this puzzle often seems to be dealing ...

Placing Your SOA Bets: Making Architecture Initiatives More Than Just a Gamble

04/14/2007 13:07:08 PM

Reading this great post the other day spurred me to blog about the 'SOA lottery' that seems to be all too common.I don't think I've ever met a decent project or delivery manager who would take on a remit without knowing what it took to be successful ...

Architect, Functional and Technical: IT's Good, Bad and Ugly?

02/21/2007 04:52:36 AM

Despite most Enterprise IT people knowing the downsides of silo-thinking in a business, many of us are aware that IT can often act as the biggest silo of all within the business of which it is part.The ultimate objective for many is to run IT ...

The Inmates Taking over the Asylum? Traditional Data Management Meets Web 2.0

01/12/2007 16:37:50 PM

What does the way the public internet is evolving tell us about how Enterprise Data Management might change?After having presented on these questions recently at DAMA Europe, I've been contacted several times about running an independent follow-up ...

Architect Insight 2007 Event

01/06/2007 09:52:25 AM

Matt Deacon of Microsoft UK and IASA UK has just blogged about how he's tried to construct Microsoft's Architect Insight Conference at Celtic Manor in March this year so that it is as interactive and inclusive as possible, with discussions and ...

Open Group's EA London 2006

12/08/2006 19:48:45 PM

I was at the Open Group's Architecture Practitioners' Conference in central London last week. It was a good event, well organised by The Open Group and Architecting the Enterprise, with good facilities and well attended by mostly (as its title ...

Changes in the Role of the Enterprise CTO

11/26/2006 21:17:23 PM

I was talking with Ade McCormack of Auridian a few weeks ago on the changing nature of CIO and CTO roles that we were seeing in the organisations that we work with or talk to (mostly Western Europe-based).Ade has incorporated some of his thoughts ...