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So long and thanks for the fish … leaving Microsoft
So after 5 great years at Microsoft UK it’s time for me to say so long as I move on to new things although I fully expect to remain part of the Microsoft ecosystem and still haunt the corridors of the UK Campus from time to time! So what does a Microsoft Architect do after Microsoft? Well more architecture...
11 Oct 2010
White papers from Matt Deacon
Doing a little housekeeping and thought I’d put a list together of the white paper’s I’ve produced or contributed to over the past few years over. It’s interesting to see that even the one’s I produced back in 2006 on SaaS as a Disruptive Technology are still valuable and relevant today. http://mattdeacon...
22 Sep 2010
The Economics of Cloud Integration
I met up with an integration partner the other day and we talked about how cloud could impact their business. He talked about the typical integration project and that it was quite an investment for the customer. Phase 1: Partner builds out integration solution Phase 2: Initiates technical training for...
25 May 2010
Appfabric: the gateway to the cloud, an easyjet story.
A year ago, easyjet would not have predicted the level of cloud adoption it has seen across its core IT assets. At Architect Insight last year, Andy Caddy, Head of Enterprise Architecture gave an account of their IT cloud strategy explaining that easyjet was a £2.5 billion business whose revenue nearly...
27 Apr 2010
The Pre-Manufactured Data Centre
Neat video that describes Microsoft’s data centre evolution from “Generation 4 vision” towards the pre-manufacturing of every part of the data centre: the IT, mechanical and electrical components as part of Pre-Assembled Components that they call an “ITPAC”. Take a look at the video here
30 Mar 2010
Interactive Tracks @ Architect Insight 2010
Finally, I have built out the content for the interactive tracks at AIC2010 and here’s a sneak preview before the details go live :)! Day 1 & 2 plus abstracts!!!! Day 1 09:30 Welcome Microsoft Executive Keynote Terry Smith, Senior Director, Partner Technology Unit, Microsoft Ltd Convergent Architecture...
4 Mar 2010
Enterprise IT and Maintaining the Innovation Edge
Excerpt from Outlook: partly cloudy with sunny spells to follow written by myself and Dan Scarfe (publised soon) It is pretty hard to envisage an enterprise today, that is not wholly reliant on their IT to function, and this has been true for some considerable time. This is irrespective it seems of the...
24 Feb 2010
Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2010 – registration open!
The 5th annual Microsoft Architect Insight Conference is now open for registration! This year we’re moving back to the full 2-day, 3-track format of previous years but with the flexibility to choose whether to attend one or both days. Day 1 will focus on Architecting Today: From Cost to Innovation...
28 Jan 2010
Talking Architects with Neil Ward-Dutton – Do architects love the cloud?
Well, maybe they don’t actually ‘love’ the cloud but according to the research by MWD Advisors in partnership with the IASA it appears that they are cautiously optimistic which came as quite a surprise. Neil, Research Director from MWD talked to me recently about their involvement with IASA and what...
2 Nov 2009
Upcoming North Eastern Cloud Events
Quick note before going on leave to make sure you are aware of the following cloud events in Newcastle on the 29th July. Both Simon Davies and I will be there but if that's not enough then there will be loads of other great talks on ... CloudSeminar How 'the cloud' can help your IT operation Date: Wednesday...
17 Jul 2009
Implications of the Cloud
This March I met with 30 senior architects for two days to discuss cloud computing and what impact this might have on enterprise. Sessions were delivered from Industry trade associations, industry analysts, early adopters of cloud computing plus sessions covering what Microsoft are up to in this...
29 Jun 2009
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