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’s new guide links all the moving parts (such as SOA principles, SOA governance, Reference Architectures, SOA maturity, SOA Meta-model, etc.) and I think it is a must-read for any enterprise architect using TOGAF® as their organization’s EA framework and SOA as an architectural style.
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.
As the IT environment has changed significantly over the past several years, members of the Security Forum saw a need to revisit the document, Enterprise Security Architecture, and to update the guidance contained in it to address changes including mobile device security, and new categories of security controls such as data loss prevention. Learn about the new download here.
A new technical report and a Quick Reference Guide exploring the synergies and identifying integration points between Frameworx and TOGAF® has been published by The Open Group and TM Forum.
At The Open Group’s TOGAF® Camps, I enjoy watching people really delve into topics such as these, and get excited about sharing their own experiences and learn from others’. It’s rewarding to know that people take away new or refined ideas from these sessions that they will apply to their own enterprises.