She meant Software Architect

Did she just say Architect? Its interesting that in the past five or so years the title of software architect has undergone significant change. The initial argument (He’s an architect – so he builds buildings?) added the software in front of the title. Did she say software architect? In fact she did. Software Architects build…

When Silos Make Sense

Separation of Concerns is a well-known concept in application architecture. Over the years, application structures have evolved from monolithic to modular, using techniques such as encapsulation and abstraction to reduce coupling and increase cohesion. The purpose of doing so is quite simple – it yields software systems that are easier to understand, change, and enhance.…

10 Ways to Support Your Business Strategy and Get Recognized

The most common issue that enterprise and technology architects face is lack of value perception in business AND technology arenas. The team is often considered overhead by both groups. The business doesn’t understand the value that architects add and the technologists resent the architect getting in the way and slowing down the project. These issues…

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…