Avoiding Platform Rot

Is your OS the latest version? How about your web server? Database server? If not now, when? A “no” answer to the first three questions is likely not that big a deal. There can be advantages to staying off the bleeding edge. That being said, the last question is the key one. If the answer…

Solution and Business Architecture – The Way Ahead

As both business and solution architecture mature, we are seeing more and more questions come up about how to integrate these often confused disciplines and roles. The heart of the matter lies in two formidable and potentially risky issues facing architecture teams today; having the appropriate organizational understanding of architecture and matching it to an effective…

IT Architecture 5th Hardest IT Role to Fill – CIO.com

“With systems spanning the globe and ever-growing infrastructure complexity, organizations need architects for all facets of IT — systems, data or governance architects. The roles these experts play in the organization are as fluid and rapidly changing as technology itself. According to TEKsystems data, 47 percent of companies expect to increase their IT headcount this…

Architecture vs Design

There was interesting debate on what is an architect, the difference between design and architecture (no one really knows… (Ilan Kirschenbaum, discussing a meeting of the Software Craftsmanship in Israel group) All architecture is design but not all design is architecture. Architecture represents the significant design decisions that shape a system, where significant is measured…

Iasa Offers TOGAF Courses

IASA is pleased to announce our partnership with PreterLex, a leading provider of governance advisory service, tools and development for IT professionals and managers. As part of the partnership, Iasa Global is offering TOGAF 9.1® Level 1 & 2 courses. The first offering of this course begins on May 26th online with more online and onsite…