Enterprise Architecture - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1945 en How to avoid a HealthCare.gov fiasco in your cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/how-avoid-healthcaregov-fiasco-in-your-cloud-240696?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Last week, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. and the public face of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), announced her resignation. She had been under attack by Congress and others ever since <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/the-inside-scoop-how-healthcaregov-getting-fixed-231794">the botched rollout of the federal Obamacare signup site, HealthCare.gov</a>, last fall.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture The Industry Standard E-health IT Management Enterprise Architecture Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 240696 at http://www.infoworld.com Call for entries: The 2014 Enterprise Architecture Awards http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/call-entries-the-2014-enterprise-architecture-awards-238457?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 250px; height: 189px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/enterprise_architecture_logo.gif" alt="Call for entries: The 2014 Enterprise Architecture Awards" width="250" height="189" align="right" /></div><p>Back in 2009, when InfoWorld and Forrester Researcher got together to develop the Enterprise Architecture Awards, the obsession of the day was the enterprise architect as lynchpin in aligning the interests of business an Enterprise Architecture Enterprise Architecture Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 238457 at http://www.infoworld.com Enterprise architecture shows its business value http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/enterprise-architecture-shows-its-business-value-228253?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Way back in the 1980s, when IBM's John Zachman laid down the basic principles of enterprise architecture, the primary goal was to bring order to the growing sprawl of technology in business. Today, the most successful enterprise architecture efforts are those that help the business organize itself.</p> Enterprise Architecture Cisco Systems Verizon Enterprise Architecture Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:57:08 +0000 Eric Knorr 228253 at http://www.infoworld.com 2013 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/2013-infoworldforrester-enterprise-architecture-awards-228248?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>As enterprise technology development accelerates, and as technology decision-making becomes increasingly decentralized within organizations, the need for the overarching perspective presented by EA (enterprise architecture) has never been more acute. This year's Enterprise Architecture Awards illustrate more clearly than ever the vital role EA plays in marshaling technology resources to improve business outcomes and capitalize on new opportunities.</p> Enterprise Architecture Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 228248 at http://www.infoworld.com Cisco CEO: We will become the No. 1 IT company http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/cisco-ceo-we-will-become-the-no-1-it-company-223210?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Think software-defined networking will change the industry? You're thinking way too small, according to Cisco CEO John Chambers. In Cisco's strategy, SDN is just a single element in a holistic architecture that brings intelligence, programmability and application awareness to every facet of your infrastructure and spans the data center to the cloud.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Enterprise Architecture Networking Storage The Industry Standard Cisco Systems IDGE CEO Interview Series IT Strategy SDN Cloud Computing Data Center Enterprise Architecture Storage IDG Insider Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 223210 at http://www.infoworld.com The hitchhiker's guide to innovation http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/the-hitchhikers-guide-innovation-219704?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/lightbulb_idea.jpg" alt="The hitchhiker's guide to innovation" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> IT Management IT Strategy Enterprise Architecture Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Michael Voellinger 219704 at http://www.infoworld.com Protect yourself from the coming cloud crack-up http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/protect-yourself-the-coming-cloud-crack-218872?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2248scr.jpg" alt="Protect yourself from the coming cloud crack-up" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Oleksiy Fedorov</p></em></div> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture IT Strategy SaaS Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Mon, 20 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 218872 at http://www.infoworld.com How to become an accidental cloud service provider http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/how-become-accidental-cloud-service-provider-216465?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>It's always tough to generalize about which customers are betting heavily on the cloud and why, because the use cases are all over the place. I made an attempt recently to nail things down in an interview with Scott Sanchez, director of strategy for Rackspace Open Cloud, asking him to admit that the real target for the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/openstack-the-new-linux-194964">OpenStack cloud platform</a> was the service provider market.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Microsoft Risk Management Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 216465 at http://www.infoworld.com Call for entries: The 2013 Enterprise Architecture Awards http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/call-entries-the-2013-enterprise-architecture-awards-214684?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>We've reached a rare moment of clarity in the IT industry. Over the past couple of years, as the economy slowly recovered, it has become glaringly obvious that the paradigm of the all-powerful IT department is faltering.</p> Enterprise Architecture Big Data Application Development Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 214684 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't let consumerization be the free lunch that eats you http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/dont-let-consumerization-be-the-free-lunch-eats-you-213800?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Imagine all technology, hardware and software, is free: routers, servers, operating systems, development environments, wide-area networks, firewalls, desktops, laptops, tablets, applications, lions, tigers, and bears -- all of it.</p> <p>Now look at your company's enterprise technical architecture and ask yourself what you'd do differently because of it. My bet: Not much.</p> Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Enterprise Architecture Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Enterprise Architecture Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 213800 at http://www.infoworld.com NoSQL: Shadow IT that could sink you http://www.infoworld.com/t/nosql/nosql-shadow-it-could-sink-you-208861?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>In case you've been sleeping on Mars and missed the excitement, today's hot industry trends (HITs) in IT center around devices, the cloud, and data.</p> Big Data Consumerization of IT Data Management Enterprise Architecture Mobile Technology IT Strategy NoSQL Tablets Consumerization of IT Enterprise Architecture Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 208861 at http://www.infoworld.com How IT will be blown to bits http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/how-it-will-be-blown-bits-208216?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>The season of predictions is upon us, with market intelligence firm IDC last week releasing its report "IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd Platform." What exactly is the "3rd platform"? It's an IDC amalgam of mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data analytics technologies -- which tend to be procured outside the usual enterprise IT channels. According to the report, these technologies will together drive approximately 90 percent of the growth in IT spending from 2013 through 2020.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture PaaS Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 208216 at http://www.infoworld.com Features alone won't make Apple enterprise-ready http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/features-alone-wont-make-apple-enterprise-ready-206902?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>In a recent article, my colleague Galen Gruman extolled <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/surprise-apple-has-more-enterprise-savvy-microsoft-205953">Apple's enterprise savv</a>y. I'm not going to argue with him about the enterprise readiness of Apple's technology -- for one reason, he knows a lot more about Apple technology than I do.</p> Enterprise Architecture Software Licensing Tablets Enterprise Architecture Technology Business Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 206902 at http://www.infoworld.com The 2012 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards http://www.infoworld.com/d/enterprise-architecture/the-2012-infoworldforrester-enterprise-architecture-awards-204261?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>The Enterprise Architecture Award, now in its third year, recognizes organizations whose architectural excellence has had major business impact. Presented by InfoWorld, Forrester Research, and the Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture, this year's Awards highlight the importance of developing a common framework for business and technology within which enterprise architects and their allies can plan and execute transformational change.</p> Enterprise Architecture Enterprise Architecture Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 204261 at http://www.infoworld.com Celebrating the role of enterprise architecture in business http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/celebrating-the-role-of-enterprise-architecture-in-business-204268?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>At InfoWorld, we tend to focus on emerging technologies and the practical implications of applying them to business and technical problems. But as many of us have learned the hard way, launching new technology initiatives in isolation, no matter how promising they may seem, is a recipe for disaster. You have to have a master plan.</p> Enterprise Architecture Enterprise Architecture Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 204268 at http://www.infoworld.com Think through your cloud plans -- or else http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/think-through-your-cloud-plans-or-else-197452?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Most enterprise IT organizations focus more on technology than on thinking -- a sad tendency I've often pointed out. Thus, I was happy to see <a href="http://www.infoq.com/news/2012/07/thinking-is-dead" target="_blank">InfoQ's Mark Little review an article by Steve Jones of CapGemini</a>. Both see the same lack of thought in how enterprises use technology. In fact, it's worse than not thinking -- there's an active dislike of deeper consideration that gets expressed as ignoring or even disparaging planning, architecture, and design in IT.</p> Cloud Computing IT Strategy Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 197452 at http://www.infoworld.com The stealth success of PostgreSQL http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/the-stealth-success-of-postgresql-197584?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>One of the more notable success stories of the open source world is in the field of databases. A company with a strong commitment to open source has seen tremendous growth and success in the enterprise while contributing to a hugely respected open source code base. Who is that? Maybe your first thought was MySQL, now owned by Oracle. But unlike MySQL, this company is actually taking business away from Oracle so effectively that it's seen an 80 percent revenue growth in the last year.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Data Warehousing SQL Open Source Software Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 197584 at http://www.infoworld.com The Cisco security directive http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/the-cisco-security-directive-196589?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Chris Young just celebrated his six-month anniversary as senior vice president of the recently formed <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/" target="_blank">Cisco</a> <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html" target="_blank">Security</a> Group reporting to Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior. He brings an interesting perspective to the position, hailing as he does from VMware and RSA. Young was senior vice president and general manager for VMware's end user computing solutions and, prior to that, senior vice president for products at RSA.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Data Center Enterprise Architecture Networking Security Cisco Systems BYOD Network Router Network Switch Servers Firewall Data Center Enterprise Architecture Security IDG Insider Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 196589 at http://www.infoworld.com Survival guide: Do's and don'ts for next-gen IT http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/survival-guide-dos-and-donts-next-gen-it-195935?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Here's the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/10-truths-it-must-learn-accept-934">hard truth</a>: The employees you support -- whose <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/it-in-nutshell-duct-tape-and-sealing-wax-191954">data centers you keep humming</a> and whose <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/make-exchange-2010-bulletproof-replication-189090">email accounts you provision</a> -- they don't need you any more.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing IT Management IT Strategy Private Cloud Business Intelligence Enterprise Architecture Information Technology Careers Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 195935 at http://www.infoworld.com Good IT architecture means knowing when to take control http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/good-it-architecture-means-knowing-when-take-control-195909?source=rss_enterprise_architecture <p>Should the management of your IT architecture be centralized or decentralized?</p> <p>Last week's Advice Line took the position that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/enterprise-architecture/your-it-architecture-code-195292">ETAM (enterprise technical architecture management) is a regulatory function</a>, and that this is a good thing. Regulation is, in other words, what businesses call compliance, and IT calls enforcing standards. While it might not be obvious, ETAM-as-regulator and decentralized ETAM are one and the same.</p> Enterprise Architecture Compliance IT Strategy Enterprise Architecture Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 195909 at http://www.infoworld.com