SOA Talk:

Enterprise architecture


March 28, 2012  11:58 AM

Cloud computing, virtual image sprawl and labor costs



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
API, Cloud Services, Enterprise architecture

COMMENTARY - The virtual machine image, a powerful driver of cloud computing, may be described as a tiger few can easily ride. The VMs are proliferating....

February 21, 2012  7:57 PM

The Big Dig and difficult software



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
business capabilities, Enterprise architecture, legacy modernization

Software is magic - sometimes it’s magic out of control. Bad software projects, SOA or otherwise, need good analogies. So, we talk about The Long March, The Project from Hell and so on. A recent conversation adds a new analogy to the canon:

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January 20, 2012  3:30 AM

Security architecture meets enterprise architecture



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Add new tag, Enterprise architecture, Security

The Open Group got together with the SABSA Institute to give a new security architecture flavor to TOGAF, The Open Group Architecture Framework. It takes the form of some new guidance for...


November 2, 2011  4:56 PM

Comment: SOA and the portfolio



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Enterprise architecture, legacy modernization

Increasingly, serious SOA efforts are about managing a portfolio. That means sorting through the corporate assets to see what should be service-enabled, what should be left as is, and what should be retired. This is all about the wider, enterprise view. It is hard to ultimately succeed with SOA...


October 4, 2011  9:27 PM

What do you think about business architecture?



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
business capabilities, Enterprise architecture, SOA

When we spoke not long ago with Enterprise Architect Ramsay Millar, the discussion centered on the types of tools that you might utilize when pursuing a framework for SOA. Now we are...


June 21, 2011  7:33 PM

On Erl’s growing body of SOA work



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Enterprise architecture, SOA governance

As many SOA practitioners have discovered over the years, when team leaders and members are looking for a starting place, a refresher or a general reference on SOA, the library of Thomas Erl is a good choice.


April 8, 2011  7:28 PM

Thoughts on Enterprise Architecture



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Enterprise architecture

Len Fehskens of The Open Group writes recently that enterprise architecture needs more to be about the whole...


March 8, 2011  7:46 PM

Cloud Computing Modeling Notation (CCMN) for SOMF targets cloud services



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, Enterprise architecture, software modeling

Experienced SOA services developers are in a good position to make the leap to cloud computing services, but they may need new modeling tools and methods along the way. You can count modeling notations for cloud among such tools.


February 16, 2011  10:46 PM

A few key points on capability-based planning



Posted by: James Denman
capability-based planning, Enterprise architecture, legacy modernization

At The Open Group...

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January 12, 2011  8:01 PM

The “Other Kind” of Enterprise Architecture Framework



Posted by: James Denman
Enterprise architecture

By Alan R. Earls Kevin L. Smith, the creator of PEAF, the “Pragmatic” Enterprise Architecture Framework, has a challenge: explaining a relatively unfamiliar concept, namely that there are actually two types of enterprise architectures to which frameworks can apply. First, of course, there...


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