Listen to our recorded podcast on how to leverage advanced concepts in TOGAF® for business benefits, or read the transcript. This podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions in conjunction with The Open Group Conference, Austin 2011.
One of the things I like about The Open Group is that it’s open to change – and always working on it. So the combination of The Open Group and TOGAF® and the awareness of important things coming from other directions provides me with an environment that, on the one hand, encourages rigour, and on the other, constantly challenges my assumptions.
The Open Group recently published a whitepaper, An Architectural View Of Security For Cloud,which is the first in a series being produced by the Security For The Cloud and SOA project. In this whitepaper we introduce a method that helps organizations to model and therefore understand the security aspects of their Cloud initiatives.
The fast adoption of TOGAF 9 and demand for its certification program by architecture professionals and their employers is indicative of the value to be gained from trusted, globally accepted standards supported through certification.
Consumers of Cloud services need to consider taking mitigating actions such as disruption insurance; having secondary backups; and the issues of assurances of SLAs, which are largely out of the hands of SMB Market users.
The ability to transform business is the most exciting feature of the Cloud phenomenon, but users currently see it “through a glass darkly,” and perhaps with a measure of faith and hope. More needs to be done to develop understanding of the business impact of Cloud Computing, and we should focus on this, as well as on the technical possibilities.