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November 15, 2011  2:43 PM

Infrastructure Architecture–from the Middle Ages to Now



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Architecture, Opinion

i often wonder about how we go about performing Infrastructure Architecture in particular and Architecture in general. We spend a lot of time and effort creating frameworks such as Zachman and TOGAF; we create large bodies of data in the form of Enterprise Architecture bodies; we have patterns...

February 12, 2011  5:04 AM

IT lemmings



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Architecture

IT seems to be in a continuous cycle of hype. We keep getting “new” technologies or ways of supplying IT that will solve all of your organisations problems at a stroke. Some examples of this phenomenon include:

  • outsourcing – IT isn’t a core activity for you business so...


January 28, 2011  1:17 PM

Science or Art



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Architecture

Infrastructure Architecture = Science or Art. Discuss.

We claim the titles of architect and/or engineer but is what we do as infrastructure architects really based on solid scientific/engineering principles.

I would claim not. Much of what we do is recycling the designs of the...


October 7, 2010  1:01 PM

Architecture, Administration and Automation



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Architecture

At first glance these three topics may seem to have nothing in common apart from the fact that they all begin with the letter “A”.  They are however intimately linked as we will see. Architecture in an IT sense has many definitions (one per practising IT Architect at the last count) but I...


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