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  • Blog Post: Thinking Strategically about Cloud Computing

    I'll be speaking at this Cloud Computing conference in Sydney on 3rd December. Hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and Middleware Market Size

    Marcus from Stefan's team blogs about this new research note from Merrill Lynch: "by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity would amount to $160bn, including $95bn in business and productivity apps (email, office, CRM, etc) and $65bn in online advertising". Since I am someone that does...
  • Blog Post: Building Applications Differently when Cloud Services Are Around to be used

    So, "it's the end of the enterprise as we know it", there is "consumerisation of IT" that we need to figure out how to deal with. The use of some sort of cloud service is inevitable. One thing for sure is that some sort of cloud integration services will be essential to make this new world of software...
  • Blog Post: From Impedences to Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Services to Doing Things differently in the Brave New World

    Stacey blogged about the 10 Reasons Enterprise Aren't Ready to Trust the Cloud . Immediately, the conservative enterprise architect in me couldn't have agreed more. I then picked the brains of my esteemed architect colleagues Nigel and Greg , and it sounds like they're also making the same observation...
  • Blog Post: On Facebook Finally

    I feel like a luddite to admit this - but I've only just registered on Facebook today! Despite the various invitations from friends - Gavin's even thrown a photo of me from Spain in there - I've resisted because: I'm a working mother of 2 toddlers - I don't even have enough time to sort through my inbox...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Architect Journal Reader

    Simon tells me that the Architecture Journal Reader is coming soon: In his own words: "At the Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) this week we released the new Architecture Journal Reader . Based on the WPF NewsReader SDK, the Architecture Journal Reader delivers an visually exciting, immersive, and searchable...
  • Blog Post: Catch Don Ferguson again - at the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Launch

    via Andrew and Dave , here is the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 launch event - you'll find plenty of gems in this agenda , and can even catch Don Ferguson if you missed out on seeing him last time . The event registration link is at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/servers/biztalk/event/default.mspx .
  • Blog Post: Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

    The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the various enterprise challenges of application integration, business process orchestration and management, services governance, etc there is no doubt still an abundance of interesting architecture problems to...
  • Blog Post: Some more interesting facts abuout MSCOM

    thanks to Martin, I thought these were interesting facts! "MSCOM is made up of more than 20,500 URL's and hosts 16 million pages and is available in more than 30 languages. According to available metrics, http://*.microsoft.com received 35.4 billion page views in FY06. On average http://*.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Live on www.microsoft.com

    this great story just arrived my inbox: "...we’re extremely proud to announce that the www.microsoft.com site is running 100% on our next generation web platform!!" For those of you curious about the scale and availability of www.microsoft.com : - Availability YTD – 99.83% (Measured by Keynote Systems...
  • Blog Post: SOA Workshop Series for Architects

    this notice came through my inbox today: SOA Overview Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:00am (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Language: English-American Learn how the Microsoft Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) vision and technology can help you realize a more agile and connected enterprise by using...
  • Blog Post: Innovation from BizTalk Lab

    Dave blogged about the exciting Internet Service Bus from the BizTalk Labs , I can't wait to see some really interesting process orchestration to happen on the internet now with this cool technology. Also nice to see I can log in with my Information Card on the BizTalk Identity Service page !
  • Blog Post: CardSpace Authentication going Live!

    Daniel Bartholomew has been working hard on various CardSpace projects . He shares his experiences, thoughts and lessons learnt on this post . Good to see he's built the CardSpace DotNetNuke module ready for testing ! I'm off to help him out...
  • Blog Post: Reference Application Pack for Loan Origination Systems

    Mike Walker has been doing some great work in packaging up some great guidance on building Loan Origination Systems : In the loan origination business, there are many business drivers for banks: process consolidation, regulatory compliance, and faster product delivery (loan completion). Loan products...
  • Blog Post: CommSee - Architect Experience Captured via ARCast

    Ever so often, people would be asking me for case studies/lessons learnt from a 'real world SOA' project. So it's probably always timely to remind everyone of this series of videos that Ron Jacobs recorded last year, that captured the live interviews of the various architects working on the CommSee project...
  • Blog Post: Software As A Service - Sydney User Group

    This long awaited meeting request arrived my inbox just now... When: Thursday, 1 March 2007 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney. Where: Microsoft, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Successfully delivering and utilizing Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) requires partnerships...
  • Blog Post: Roundtable Discussions from December 2006 Sydney Architect Forum

    As per my previous blog , Nigel presented 'Software As A Service' to the Sydney Architet Council gathering recently. Here is my 'raw' notes from the roundtable discussions: from the enterprise architecture perspective, the central IT can function as a 'provider of service', 'hoster of service', hence...
  • Blog Post: AIIA Business Briefing: Hotspots for our industry in 2007

    I attended the end of year AIIA briefing last week. While I don't normally attend such a ICT industry business gathering, I couldn't resist this time, as the speaker lineup was just too good to miss: Roger Allen, Executive Director, Allen & Buckeridge Pippa Leary, Product and Marketing Director,...
  • Blog Post: Sydney Architect Council - Software As A Service

    Nigel is leading the presentation and conversation focusing on the topic of Software As A Service at the council gathering tomorrow. Looking forward to an exciting open discussion around this hot topic... Here is the presentation description: "TOPIC: Software as a Service – Catching the Long Tail From...
  • Blog Post: More Notes on Strategic Architect Forum

    Looks like some of my colleagues have also been blogging about SAF. Here is a great one from Simon Guest - Nathan Shedroff on Achieving Value through Great Design .
  • Blog Post: The Architectural Last Mile and Internet Singularity

    Day 2 of SAF just wrapped up. I'm now back in my hotel room, thinking back on the exciting day I've had: Norm Judah kicked off with his presentation on "The Architectural Last Mile", he focused on the key challenges around getting good user adoption and operational excellence, in the context of how the...
  • Blog Post: Buy versus Build again!

    Over the Strategic Architect Forum dinner tonight, this topic came up again, so I'm going to just point to my previous post on this topic , and leave it at that.
  • Blog Post: Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) kicks off with a Bang!

    Ray Lane delivered his opening keynote at SAF, discussing 'The Personal Enterprise', and of how for the new world of services to succeed, there must be value for the individual or the group. Charles Fitzgerald is now on presenting on the Microsoft vision on 'Software + Services'. He emphasises that the...
  • Blog Post: Jim Webber's Sydney ACS Web Services Special Interest Group Talk

    Jim is presenting on "Message-oriented Web Services" tonight at the ACS Web Services SIG . He'll be using WCF as the demonstrator technology, and knowing Jim as a great presenter, this should be a great evening! ps. I'm sure the 'toutology in the presentation title' is necessary for making the point...
  • Blog Post: Architecting CommSee - Commonwealth Bank of Australia SOA and UX Project Lessons Learnt

    Finally, the long awaited indepth case studies and interviews of the various architects/developers/testers on the CommSee team . Find out from then directly how they designed and implemented service oriented architecture and great user experience for all Commonwealth Bank Branch tellers across the country...
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