Just finished another ICT-related technical assistance visit with a
developing country government. Even in mid-2014, I spend a large amount of
time teaching basic principles of enterprise architecture, and the need for
adding form and structure to ICT strategies.
Service-oriented architectures (SOA) have been around for quite a long time,
with some references going back to the 1980s. ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, and other
ICT standards or recommendations have been around for quite a long time as
well, with training and certifications part of nearly every professional
So why is the idea of architecting ICT infrastructure still an abstract to so
many in government and even private industry? It cannot be the lack of
training opportunities, or publicly available reference materials. It cannot
be the lack of technology, or the lack of consultants readily will... (more)
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plan for 2015. We would be very grateful if you took a minute and filled
out the following linked survey.
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interested in what your organization would find useful for professional ICT
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The institutional horror stories continue, the old Internet Protocol Version
4 (IPv4) address space is nearly gone, and if we do not transition to IPv6
with its nearly unlimited address space the Internet will grind to a halt.
A recent survey in Europe by the European Commission concludes that even in
technology-progressive European countries "few companies are prepared for the
switch from the current naming protocol, IPv4, to the new regime (protocol),
IPv6." ARIN (the US-based Internet Registry) agrees, reminding us that "with
less than 15% of IPv4 address space remaining, ARIN ... (more)
Cloud Expo New York
A cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers the ability to
announce surplus or idle processing and storage capacity to a cloud exchange.
The exchange allows buyers to locate available cloud processing capacity,
negotiate prices (within milliseconds), and deliver the commodity to
Cloud processing and storage spot markets can be privately operated,
controlled by industry organizations, or potentially government agencies.
Spot markets frequently attract speculators, as cloud capacity prices are
known to the public immediate... (more)
Data Center Automation on Ulitzer
The data center industry continues to evolve with mergers, acquisitions, and
a healthy crop of emerging companies. New data center products and services
are hitting the street, an aggressive debate on the model of selling space
vs. power, and alternatives to physical data center space in the cloud are
giving us a confusing maze of alternatives to meet our outsourcing needs.
The data center market is not unique. For example, in Southern California we
have a wide variety of supermarkets and grocery stores including VONs,
Ralphs, Albertsons, Jons, Tra... (more)