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Virtualisation | Cloud | Strategy

Requirements!

Following on from my earlier post about requirements, still remains as catchy as ever, I thought I’d try and cover off a quick example of what makes them and principles so important. When working on any project, before commencing any kind of design work you should have a set of measurable requirements and principles to […]

Target Architecture

I had the pleasure recently of working with a client that had a very well-defined target architecture.  They knew exactly where they wanted to get to and perhaps more importantly they knew why they needed to get there. They had a defined target with defined business justifications for that target. From a consultative perspective having this […]

Why do I need requirements again?

Requirements Perhaps not the most eye catching of blog titles, however this is an area I see problems with time and time again.  Perhaps it is human nature to get excited and eager, in wanting to skip the requirements phase of any project and jump straight to the solution.  It’s something that I’ve been guilty […]

Cloud Security Strategy

Cloud Security As discussed in the previous article around cloud strategy, some areas might require there own succinct strategies.  This article will attempt to outline some of the cloud security challenges for cloud adoption and promote discussion. There is an element of stepping into the unknown with cloud and cloud security, to a degree that […]

Cloud Strategy Considerations

Cloud Strategy I thought I’d put together an overview of Cloud Strategy Considerations. This isn’t an exhaustive list, is provided for discussion and as with many of my blog posts is partly an aide memoir. We need a cloud strategy! Cloud services are not going away, they are very much here to stay. Many organisations […]

TOGAF Exams!

Exams I get really nervous taking exams.  I never feel prepared enough to sit the exam and unless I have a hard deadline I will always procrastinate and avoid revising. That was part of my strategy for booking TOGAF with just two weeks of revision time.  Nothing seems to focus my mind more than a […]

TOGAF revision and waiting for Ravello

Waiting I’m rubbish at waiting.  I got everything in place yesterday downloaded VMware ISOs. Drew up a rough plan for initial deployment.  But now I’m waiting.  So whilst I’m waiting for an account at Ravello.  I assume i’m waiting for an account.  Although I can’t be sure as I’ve had no notification emails or any indication […]

TOGAF Training and Certification

TOGAF Training and revision What Is TOGAF TOGAF stands for ‘The Open Group Architecture Framework’ it is a proven Enterprise Architecture methodology and framework used by the world’s leading organizations to improve business efficiency and improve returns on investment. One of its goals is to ensure consistent standards, methods, and communication among Enterprise Architecture professionals.