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John A. Zachman: Agile at 82

John Zachman is known as the father of enterprise architecture. These days, the agile crowd might disavow him and his 'framework', but it seems John's message is rather misunderstood.

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Learn from SOA: 5 lessons for the microservices era

The rise and fall of SOA can teach us much about making the best use of microservices

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Multicore Python: A tough, worthy, and reachable goal

Python has been held back by its inability to natively use multiple CPU cores. Now Pythonistas are aiming to find a solution

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How the latest enterprise tech surge changed everything

The sheer quantity of exciting new enterprise tech is amazing enough, but the way it all works together opens truly transformative opportunities

Microservice architecture is agile software architecture

Just as agile development solves an engineering bottleneck, microservices solve an architectural bottleneck

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8 reasons you'll do big data this year

To know what people are really doing with big data technology, you need to get dirty in the trenches. Here's what we've found

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Redis plants the seeds for an open source ecosystem

Redis Modules help the caching and in-memory storage system work with new data structures and database behaviors

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Integration Platform as a Service, the new kid on the integration block

iPaaS is still a fast-moving market segment. What does it do and who are the players?

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The IT janitor

Business IT landscapes are full with technological debt. Why do we keep ignoring the crud that has accumulated?

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Extreme connectivity: EAs need enterprise graphs

For businesses with massive volumes of data and digital assets, graph databases provide a better way to make data available to users, query it, manipulate it and analyze it in real-time

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Docker Swarm beats Kubernetes? Not so fast

A new study from Docker shows its Swarm orchestration framework beats Google's Kubernetes in raw startup time, but critics say it's about more than speed alone

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Why IT tasks take as long as they take

An hour or a week? For technical work, estimating the time required is the eternal challenge

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Call for entries: The 2016 Enterprise Architecture Awards

Enter the 2016 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards and get the recognition you deserve for an initiative that has had substantial impact on your organization

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HP, Dell, Cisco maintain their dominance in enterprise hardware

HP and Dell are still server kings, but Cisco retains a lock on every other kind of enterprise hardware in a slow-moving market

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16 for '16: What you must know about Hadoop and Spark right now

Amazingly, Hadoop has been redefined in the space of a year. Let's take a look at all the salient parts of this roiling ecosystem and what they mean

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A tale of application rationalization (not)

Application rationalisation is a popular idea in enterprises. It promises architectural simplification of the IT-landscape. But often rationalisation is an illusion as enterprise-specific functionality has to be recreated in the new...

Web scale vs. hyperconverged: Understand the differences

Why Web-scale architectures are not hyperconverged, and hyperconverged architectures are not Web-scale

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Six secrets of top enterprise architects

Over the past 20 years I've worked with some hugely talented enterprise architects, and I've noticed there are some skills common to the very best of them

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