Enterprise Architecture

Office 2010 breaks ISO/IEC standard, official says

Microsoft disclosed more information about how Office 2010 will support the controversial ISO/IEC 29500 document format standard.

Gary Winkler

Army aims for better e-mail, ERP services by upgrading infrastructure

Gary Winkler, the Army program executive officer for enterprise information systems, discusses plans for the area processing centers and lessons learned in recent implementations of enterprise resource planning systems.

Red Hat updates JBoss dev tools, SOA platform

Red Hat showed off the latest incarnation of its JBoss Developer Studio IDE at the annual EclipseCon developer conference, as well as new versions of its JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, and JBoss Enterprise Web Platform.

Virtualization increases the need for reality management in IT

Virtualization has reduced data center footprints, but little has been done to disentangle the duplication and complexity of information and applications sitting in those servers, observes Francis Hsu, an information executive working for the Homeland Security Department.

Abilene leaves the '80s behind with integrated ERP system

Abilene, Texas, needed to replace outdated, stovepiped, mainframe-based HR and financial management applications and is moving to an integrated system that offers better management of complex municipal resources.

In searching for an ERP system, Abilene learned to challenge its vendors

Abilene, Texas, demanded the best from its vendor in an upgrade of financial and human resources management systems.

Agencies plan mainframe upgrades, shun cloud computing

Agencies are not including cloud computing in their modernization plans, survey shows.

Qualys intros cloud-based software for FDCC compliance

QualysGuard FDCC uses a software-as-a-service model to help federal agencies scan and report compliance with FDCC regulations.

Shawn P. McCarthy

If virtual servers can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen

It's important to correctly estimate the strain virtualization will put on your servers. Is your data center more like a sporadically utilized home workshop? Or more like an occasionally very busy kitchen?

Budget reveals a promising new IT agenda

The 2011 budget proposal — the first the Obama administration can call its own — reinforced the administration's emphasis on gathering and communicating performance information to improve outcomes and strengthen problem-solving networks.

Software AG adds new BPM features to WebMethods

Software AG unveils WebMethods 8, adding more integration with BPM and SOA.

Second draft of Smart Grid security architecture released for public comment

The second draft of a Smart Grid security architecture expands on the earlier version released in September, with expanded sections on privacy, vulnerability categories, potential security issues, and an overall approach to Smart Grid cyber security.

Dell strikes alliance to simplify network security

Government agencies dependent on multiple networks to separate sensitive information are likely benefit from a new alliance between Dell and Integrity Global Security.

DOD employs Primitives to bring enterprise architectures into the future

The Defense Department’s Business Transformation Agency is working on a unified language that makes it easier to translate user requirements into a format that developers can understand to build systems that address user needs.

Back to the beginning: The origins of Primitives in IT architecture

Dennis Wisnosky, chief technology officer of the Defense Department's Business Transformation Agency, discusses the evolution of Primitives as a way to develop a common language for system architectures.

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