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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: SOA: A square peg in a round hole?

    Check this out on my new blog: www.mattdeacon.com/2010/09/15/soa-a-square-peg-in-a-round-hole/
  • Blog Post: The Pig, The Banker and the Cloud

    A story of cloud awareness This is the story of the Banker and the Pig. It is not based on any specific single reality but on the collection of many factors. It’s based on the presentation I prepared called Unbundling the bank. ”Oh no!”, says the (fictional) Banker (not related to any actual banker I...
  • Blog Post: Unbundling the Bank @ CloudCamp

    The other night I tried my hand at a 5 minute cloudcamp presentation which was mad and to be honest didn’t go according to plan! But hey I’ve put all that down to life-long-learning now and in probably talking to the wrong audience! Below is the deck I presented and for some most baffling reason, that...
  • Blog Post: Talking Architects – Kim Cameron and friends from AIC2010

    Finally, all 8 of my interviews for AIC2010 are available on Channel9! Talking Architects with Kim Cameron, Chief Identity Architect, Microsoft Corporation "The Internet was born without an identity". -Kim Cameron. With the growing interest in "cloud computing", the subject...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Enterprise as an ‘Orange’

    <Fixed URL http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/mattdeacon/Talking-Architects-with-Iain-Mortimer/ > It was a great pleasure to have Iain Mortimer, Chief Architect, Bank of America Merrill Lynch keynote for me at the last Architect Insight Conference . The deck will be on the website shortly, but I...
  • Blog Post: Talking Architects with Roger Sessions

    According to Roger Sessions in his recent white paper " The IT Complexity Crisis ", the worldwide annual cost of IT failure is over $6 trillion a year and what’s worse is it is on the increase. The culprit, Roger believes, is complexity, which itself is directly related to function; increase...
  • Blog Post: Architecting for the Lines!

    It is so often the case that integration is a secondary concern and along with identity, audit/logging and reporting it ends way below the fadistic significance of the UX in driving developer time (and cost). Not that I want to decry the importance of UX of course – user adoption and therefore project...
  • Blog Post: The Interoperability Files: Defining Interoperability and Integration Part 2

    Ah Mr Nanni, I am indeed humbled and excited at reading your reply to my posting on Defining Interoperability and Integration and for highlighting the apparent paradox in my definition. However, as to whether this leads us back to using the original definitions I am not sure I agree. It is not that I...
  • Blog Post: Bletchley Park Architects Council Part 1

    Microsoft UK Architect Council Meeting 8 & 9 June 2009 Bletchley Park , Milton Keynes <Video problems resolved> In June 2009 a group of senior IT Architects from across the industry assembled at Bletchley Park, the home of the World War II code breakers for two days to discuss...
  • Blog Post: The Interoperability files: Defining Interoperability and Integration

    Something that has confused and annoyed me over quite a few years are the words Interoperability and Integration and that they are used widely in IT and are often used interchangeably to suggest that perhaps they mean the same thing. My instinct has always known that there is a significant difference...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud, the architect, IT and the great disruption

    Here's the deck I presented to Accenture technical consultants. Bit of fun and got a chance to give my view on what's happening to IT. Here's what I was asked to cover ... What’s cloud computing? What’s the industry trend, projections, opportunity and client value? What does this mean for...
  • Blog Post: More news on Oslo

    If you can't wait for the PDC ( or aren't planning on going) then these should help ... Microsoft's Distributed Destination: Oslo The Origins of Microsoft's Oslo Software Modeling Platform Just looking at the latest sessions listed for PDC makes me think attendance is a must!
  • Blog Post: Microsoft joins OMG

    Probably old news to many but I am amazed it hasn't raised more of a buzz so far I for one am really excited by this development .. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/sep08/09-10OMGModelingPR.mspx
  • Blog Post: SaaS as a Disruptive Technology?

    At long last I've finally got the report I produced with Dr Steve Moxey of Manchester Business School published on MSDN . In short the report concludes that SaaS as a general concept is being seen as a "radical incremental technology" more than being "disruptive" which makes sense given that SaaS...
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