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Architecture Levels of Abstraction and Detail: How to Make Those Work For You

posted by Daniel Jumelet on Oct 30, 2013

One of the most popular topics to debate amongst architects is: what is the proper level of abstraction needed to be applied when creating architectures? Although always a lengthy debate, I don’t ever recall reaching a conclusion that was satisfactory to me. Even worse, at times, my architectural work was discredited by people, claiming “its level of abstraction was too high to be useful.”




Infrastructure Architecture: helping other architects

posted by Jan Schoonderbeek on Sep 13, 2013

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As I was asked to speak at the Enterprise Architecture forum in London, I got to think about what I could tell the other people attending the forum about the work of us infrastructure architects. I realized that while the infrastructure architect has an important yet subservient job to play in the enterprise architecture team, the other architects may not always realize this;




Influence vs. Force - Incenting Others to Get on Board with Your Architecture Initiatives

posted by Daniel Jumelet on Aug 31, 2013

Almost every architect has met the following frustrating experience during his career: A proper and well defined business case, architectural advice or Project Start Architecture is not being used by the organization the architect wanted to serve with it. Time and again we see decisions made based on:




Infrastructure Architecture: What does that infrastructure box do?

posted by Jan Schoonderbeek on Jul 2, 2013

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In my previous blog, I outlined how infrastructure architects are better off focusing on behaviour instead of construction. This, however, immediately leads to a curious problem: most folks in infrastructure are familiar with the offerings of the big vendors (at least up to a point), but very few can accurately describe what the products actually do.




Infrastructure Architecture: function before construction

posted by Jan Schoonderbeek on Apr 23, 2013

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“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else”. This is a powerful statement, because in a few words it paints a mental picture of the combination of a trip and a lack of knowledge, and then foreshadows a future that appears too uncertain to be desirable.




Paralyzed by Cloud? Keep up planning and supporting your organization!

posted by Daniel Jumelet on Dec 18, 2012

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Day by day, while the hype is fading away a bit, ‘Cloud’ is getting more real. Every day, new Cloud services emerge. Many suppliers of traditional IT-services transform their offerings into services that can be experienced as true Cloud-services: charged on a pay-per-use basis, provided with elastic capacity and configured by means of customer self-service mechanisms.




5 tips for better interview results

posted by Regina Wassink & Claudia Beemster on Oct 30, 2012

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Do you recognize the feeling that you did not fully receive or obtain the complete set of information in the meeting you just left? Then you know that asking the right questions is not always sufficient in order to get the desired answers.