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  • 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: Newest Additions on my Book shelf

    I know, in this web 2.0 age, books seem to be incredibly old fashioned! I must admit I succumb to wikipaedia a lot more nowadays than the good old library... but every now and then, I get a gem! Nick has already picked up one recent addition - this is a great present from Greg . Half way through it already...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Academic Research Collaboration Award

    To get a peek into what current R&D are happening around the online geo-information area, here is the list of research topics by the 10 Virtual Earth research award receipients : Techniques for Rendering Effective Tourist Maps Semantic Enrichment of Street Side Imagery City Capture Enhancement of...
  • Blog Post: Via Windows Live

    Bronwen is doing some cool stuff for the Live developer community! Go and be part of it!
  • Blog Post: "Place To Space" Revisited, Framework for thinking about Next Web Business Models

    Michael convinced me to skip a Saturday with the family, and instead, going along to Barcamp 2 , meeting, chatting to tech brains and generally hanging out at the Sydney Web 2.0 start up scene. Thanks to Beat , I was also equipped with some nice visual schematics (based on the book Place To Space ),...
  • Blog Post: My Free Intellectual Property Sold Online?

    This came through to my inbox today via an alert service: " British Library Direct: Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware ... Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware Technology . Author. Gorton, I. Liu, A. Brebner, P. Journal title. COMPUTER -IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY- ..." Wow, it'd cost about AU$30 to...
  • Blog Post: Launching your product in a new country

    Austrade has this great resource . You'll find a set of country profiles on technology markets catering for the Australian startup/exporter!
  • 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: SBS respects Web 2.0 Phenomenon

    One of my all time favourite "The Movie Show" from SBS has not been on air for a while, and a quick look up online reveals this: nice to see SBS acknowledges key web 2.0 characteristics: 'Consumer becoming Producer of Content' and 'Merging Brand Experiences across multiple platforms'.
  • Blog Post: Career Opportunities at Windows Live

    Someone asked me about Microsoft's commitment in Live Services today. Watch visitmix.com for the exciting announcements. and check out the career opportunities at Windows Live .
  • 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: Virtual Earth MasterClass

    This invitation arrive in my inbox today - "You’re invited to attend a Virtual Earth Seminar, including a masterclass with Johannes Kebeck! Never before has it been so easy to track your assets, find your customers, manage your mobile sales force & engineers or make sure your customers find you before...
  • Blog Post: Modelling Building Interiors using Virtual Earth

    Wow - this is the experience I want to have when I am browsing a realestate website looking for a house to buy.
  • 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: Building Highly Scalable Architecure and Web Infrastructure

    with the buzz of Web 2.0, and the ever increasing volume of user requests online, building highly scalable web infrastructure and software architecture is of paramount importance. The challenge of building scalable software is nothing new, and in fact, the same old principles of 'design for scalability...
  • 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: Why Do I Blog?

    A customer architect asked me why do I blog? I was a little caught by surprise, but a few things came to mind: 1. connection with the people I interact with, whether it's work collagues, customers, past colleagues, friends, and acquaintances that I meet at events 2. meet new people online that have similar...
  • 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: 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: ozCHI 2006 Wrapped up!

    I wish I had more time to spend at ozCHI 2006 - the best I could do was to spend a day there after I gave my presentation in the morning. I spoke about the great divide between software engineering and user centric design. Our Shane was also there - he worked hard ! Many ozCHI regulars came up to me...
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