The Virtuous Circle is key to understanding how the world is changing – Mobile, Social, Cloud, Open Source, APIs, DevOps

I could talk about each of these components in isolation, for instance, Mobile and talk about the growth of it and changes it is fostering but you wouldn’t get the big picture.  The change we are seeing can only be understood by considering all these components together.  They each affect each other and the widespread […]

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Different Industries State of Techno-Health and who is doing it and who isn’t

What is Techno-health? Do different industries have different techno-health?  Techno-health refers to different levels of technical maturity and currency or sophistication of their technology?  If you are in a segment that doesn’t generally use technology; is it a waste for you to spend more money on technology than the norm for your segment?  If you […]

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Software Development today, Cool APIs, Open Source, Scala, Ruby, Chef, Puppet, IntelliJ, Storm, Kafka

What is software development like today? A complaint I heard from a CIO recently was that when talking to the high flying technologists at his firm he said:  “they talked in strange names, Kafka this, docker that.  Names of open source projects, APIs and languages that make him wonder if these people can program or just […]

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Componentized Composable Platform (Enterprise Quality Lincoln Logs)

As an enterprise architect we are faced with construction solutions for our companies that must be implemented quickly but need to scale to almost arbitrary capacity quickly when demand materializes and must stand the test of time because it is almost impossible to rebuild enterprise applications once they are successful and in production. There are […]

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The Landscape of PaaS

THE LANDSCAPE OF PAAS Where to start?  I was at a Cisco meeting a few days ago.   One of the Cisco people proceeded to talk about plans for SDN.   It’s not important to know what SDN is but in the process he went on one of the most impressive diatribes of acronyms I’ve […]

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