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The 2017 Enterprise Architecture Awards

This year’s winning EA initiatives, brought to you by Forrester Research and InfoWorld, drive the customer-obsessed digital business

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Security in a cloud-native environment

Cloud-native design can offer tremendous security—but getting there needs a structured design approach to safeguard enterprise systems and data

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You can't build enterprise AI if you suck at data & analytics

Executives are anxious to jump on the AI bandwagon, but many organizations lack the requisite data & analytics infrastructure or executive culture to build production machine learning systems.

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Why Google might lose the enterprise AI wars

Google leads in cutting edge AI research, but lags behind Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM in market share for enterprise cloud and AI solutions. To win the enterprise A.I. wars, the search giant must overcome two key disadvantages.

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Why containers should make you stop and think

Container proliferation is reshaping how we think about infrastructure, but it still requires big picture (and little picture) architectural know-how

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Fog is coming, and that's good news for the cloud

Fog allows data to be processed, analyzed, stored, and acted upon more quickly through the use of more local devices. This leaves the cloud free to do what it does best.

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5 reasons Node.js rules for complex integrations

With JavaScript, JSON, REST, NPM, and an ever-increasing supply of modules, Node.js should be your first choice for integration

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From chaos to containers

Modernizing IT always takes longer than you think it will, in part because Silicon Valley often has trouble escaping its own echo chamber

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MIT-Stanford project uses LLVM to break big data bottlenecks

Written in Rust, Weld can provide orders-of-magnitude speedups to Spark and TensorFlow

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The worst enterprise architecture anti-pattern of them all

Architecture is not a very effective discipline. There are many reasons this is the case, but one is key: the way organisations generally try to govern their organisation-as-a-whole architectural goals. This happens in ways that lead...

InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2017

InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year's best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services

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New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Still in the early stages, the Fission framework turns any Kubernetes cluster into a system for delivering lambda architecture or serverless applications

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Glue, stitch, cobble: Weighing DIY container management

Before you piece together your own container management system, examine the ‘glue levels’ of effort

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The NFR concept is deeply flawed: What's counted as an NFR is not, and what is an NFR is ignored

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Docker for AWS: Who's it really for?

With several Docker solutions already running on Amazon's cloud, why pick the newly released Docker for AWS? Depends on whether you're a Docker maven or an AWS master

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New Lambda features show Amazon is serious about serverless computing

Improvements to AWS Lambda ease development pains and could help defray worries about Lambda lock-in

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Party like it’s 1999

Open source is often pitched as the only way to sell software to the enterprise of today. But what should you consider to build a business around a highly popular open source project?

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Apache Mesos users focus on big data, containers

A survey of users of the orchestration framework shows that they primarily deploy containers and big data apps, especially Spark

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Want to transform your business? Ask an architect to lead

The sixth annual InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards brings you five winning initiatives that show the real meaning of transformation

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The 2016 Enterprise Architecture Awards

This years' winning EA initiatives, brought to you by Forrester Research and InfoWorld, meet the challenges of accelerated change

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