At every turn from agrarian to industrial to informative to creative, fundamental changes occurred in how business was done and in the principles of business management. These changes, although seemingly unrelated to a field like Enterprise Architecture, will help unravel the emergence of new forces and the need to adjust (if you are reactive) or plan for (if you are proactive) these forces.
Part of what Architects do is to initiate change; but initiation is only the beginning. It’s not just enough to explain what change is going to happen; it’s also critical to explain why the change is necessary and what the impact that change will bring.
Wednesday at The Open Group Conference in San Diego included a formal Cloud Computing conference stream. This was followed in the evening by an unstructured CloudCamp, which made an interesting contrast.
The OTTF’s purpose is to shape global procurement strategies and best practices to help reduce threats and vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. I’m proud to say that we have just completed our first deliverable towards achieving our goal: The Open Group Trusted Technology Framework (O-TTPF) whitepaper.
Cloud is an emerging topic while SOA is a mature one. The unconference format is great for enabling people to share experience in new topic areas. It resulted in some good discussions, exposing interesting ideas.
The FACE™ Consortium strategy is changing the way government and industry do business by breaking down barriers to portability – exchanging proprietary solutions for a common and standardized computing environment and components.