January 7, 2010

U.S. Government: A Model for a Software Architecture Group

constitution that defines a core set of principles. Three separate but equal branches of government. An executive branch which sets direction. A legislative branch which creates laws through a rigorous process. A judicial system to enforce these laws. This all sounds familiar when discussing the constitutional government of the United

Cloud Computing Deep Dive Report

This report includes an excerpt of the book Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide that covers selecting the right cloud. It also includes articles on “What Cloud Computing Really Is,” “The Nine Myths of Could Computing” and “Cloud Options That Really Help IT.” In addition,

Mobile Browsing Explodes in December

Although it’s still a tiny fraction of all browsing, mobile access was up sharply this December, accounting for 1.3 percent of all Internet browsing. Both Windows and Mac devices saw declines in use as competing devices became more popular. The Android operating system was the biggest winner, with usage up

Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Network Services

Enterprise IT architectures vary widely due to a number of factors. Cisco notes, “Often the gaps between an architectural vision and its specific technological enablers are wide, but they can be bridged by examining the values captured in the architecture and looking at how technologies support them.” In this paper,

Could Microsoft Beat Apple to Market with Tablet?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer could drop some big news when he delivers the opening keynote at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) tonight in Las Vegas. According to a New York Times report, the software giant could unveil a tablet/slate PC tonight, weeks ahead of an expected announcement from Apple

CES: For Microsoft, Much is on the Line

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer will likely have a lot to say about his company’s focus on the consumer when he gives the opening keynote at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday evening in Las Vegas. On the list of possible candidates Ballmer may address are: the Bing search engine;