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If you are preparing for TOGAF certification here are links to pages containing free sample practice questions. TOGAF 9 Foundation Level Certification – Question set 1 TOGAF 9 Foundation Level Certification – Question set 2 TOGAF 9 Certified Level Certification – Question on topics not available on the study guide TOGAF 9 Certification Multiple Choice Questions by Chris Eaton iQuiz – Quick Quiz System [Update: TOGAF 9.1 Released – What Does It Mean To You?] Additional reading material Here are some more material to help you understand TOGAF 9: What is TOGAF? Planning a Project – the TOGAF way Defining Requirement - the TOGAF way Architecture Governance – what does it mean in TOGAF? TOGAF 9.1 Release - What does it contain? [Update: Open Group has the training material for part 1 available on their site - here is the link] ... (more)

Announcing @IsomorphicHQ to Exhibit at @DevOpsSummit New York [#DevOps]

SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web. With staff in 10 timezones, Isomorphic provides a global network of services related to our technology, with offerings ranging from turnkey application development to SLA-backed enterprise support. Leading global enterprises use Isomorphic technology to reduce costs and improve productivity, developing & deploying sophisticated bu... (more)

Advocating for the Value of Enterprise Standardization

When I go out and chat with different users about cloud computing, we usually end up discussing characteristics and associated benefits of the approach. As one may expect, rapid provisioning and increased asset utilization typically dominate the discussion. Users can draw a more or less straight line from these characteristics of the cloud to clear value for their organization, either in cost savings, increased revenue opportunity, or both. While these characteristics and their benefits may be clear, there is another value-producing characteristic of the cloud that, in my experience, users do not appreciate with quite the same fervor: standardization. In my work with numerous enterprise application teams, the lack of inter-team standardization within the same organization is often times eye-opening. Within many of these organizations, multiple teams setup application... (more)

Innovative Implementation of Cloud-Based SaaS Enterprise Frameworks

Traditionally business process services are built on applications that are running within the enterprise to fulfill business demands. In the recent past, the concept of SaaS Clouds gained significance with services being hosted in a common cloud environment within the enterprise or outside the enterprise. In this article, we propose an innovative implementation of Cloud-based SaaS Enterprise Frameworks in "Corporate Action Events" Processing. A lot of discussions have appeared on how enterprise architecture services and cloud-based services, namely SaaS, are connected within an organization and how these architectural styles are better leveraged to fulfill business domain demands. [1] Enterprise architecture often describes the blueprint of applications and strategies within an enterprise, whereas enterprise SOA is more about enterprise services and provides integr... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Services Architecture

Enterprise services are built on applications that are running within the enterprises to fulfill the business demands. In the recent past, the concept of services in a cloud environment gained significance with services being hosted in a common cloud environment within the enterprise or outside the enterprise. In this article, I described the various steps involved in moving services from an enterprise level to cloud-based environment as part of a cloud implementation. Traditionally an organization's Enterprise Services Architectures are considered in terms of Business Architecture, Information Systems Architecture (Data and Application Architecture) and Technology Architecture. [1] A variety of enterprise services architectures such as core services, infrastructure services, and technology services are supported by these levels of architecture. Core services are t... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Governance - Plug & Play for Cloud Services Is Not Enough

Enterprise Cloud Governance is the specification of policies and procedures for cloud solutions and services for the organization. Many organizations struggle with having silos of clouds without a coherent approach for governance. It is very tempting for departments or groups to go and buy new services and try to plug them and then play  to see how they work. If specific services have their own individual policies and procedures, this can lead to problems due to lack of centralized management. Without proper alignment with enterprise architecture and security, this can lead to spaghetti like conglomeration of Cloud services without proper attention to interoperability and service management. With enterprise-level solutions that leverage hybrid services, the situation can quickly spin out of control. It is extremely important to have a strategy and vision in place to a... (more)

How Enterprises Can Tackle and Exploit Complex Challenges

The past several years have ushered in a changing set of expectations from users as they engage with technology and services as both consumers and workers. The sense is that they want to get as much ease of use and productivity from enterprise technology as from their smartphones, social networks, tablets, and cloud-based offerings. These deep rumblings of change mean that IT needs to rethink things a bit, to develop a "prosumer" strategy, whereby both the applications and services they provide to internal employees and their end-user customers increasingly bear the hallmarks of modern consumer services. Their applications may need to behave more like apps. Their provisioning may need to be more like app stores. And self-service and intuitive adoption of new features need to be built in as primary requirements. Ease in social collaboration has become a must. So how ca... (more)

The Business Case for Private Cloud

The tone at last week's Cloud Expo in New York was markedly different from years past. It seemed like the wild-eyed optimism, rhetorical discourse and scholarly air of attendees caught in the honeymoon period of cloud computing had been replaced with a focused and pragmatic frenzy as attendees worked the presentation and show room floors looking for the answers to the types of tough questions that only get asked when projects loom menacingly close and budgets get assigned. In other words, after years of talk with little real action many enterprises seemed ready at last to do something with cloud computing. One sign of these changing times was just how many people introduced themselves to me as "so-and-so, the new head of our enterprise cloud computing department." Another sign was how many of these attendees wanted to talk to us about private cloud initiatives that... (more)

Mobile Backend as a Service Is the New Enterprise Middleware

Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) has emerged as one of the hottest trends in today's technology market. While most of the adoptions of MBaaS technologies have taken place in the consumer or B2C space, these platforms are starting to make serious inroads in the enterprise. In order to win in the enterprise and to overcome the firmly seeded taboos with the adoption of cloud infrastructure technologies in corporate environments, MBaaS platforms must provide very tangible solutions to the well-known challenges in the mobile enterprise. When analyzing the characteristics of enterprise and consumer mobile applications, we can find marked differences between the backend requirements of both paradigms. While consumer mobile apps typically leverage social network profiles and public data sources, enterprise mobile solutions normally require incorporating backend capabili... (more)

Rethinking Enterprise Networks: Transformative Approach to Fuel the Cloud

It's clear that cloud computing has transformed the enterprise IT landscape, from the computing infrastructure layer up through enterprise software, as companies move to leverage more efficient and cost-effective service-delivery models and bring new cloud-based products and services to the market. Perhaps less known is the innovation taking place at the network level and how leading companies are transforming their Wide Area Networks (WAN) to more quickly and efficiently fuel their move to the cloud. Moving to the cloud requires network managers and IT shops to implement scalable solutions that ensure the reliability and performance of cloud-based applications across their extended enterprise. Cloud computing drives the need for more reliability across the WAN and ever-increasing amounts of highly available, secure and reliable bandwidth across all users, locations ... (more)

Where Do You Go for PowerBuilder Info?

I've had a number of requests from people in the last few days wondering how to get up to speed with more recent versions of PowerBuilder. Their requests are often in the form of: "I've been using PowerBuilder since version X (a very early release) and we're currently on version Y (usually 10.5 or earlier). We want to move to 12.0. How do we catch up with the new features of PowerBuilder?" Usually this is accompanied by a request for information on any books that might be available, or perhaps even a comment that it's hard to follow some of my more recent articles about 12.1 because it assumes the reader is already somewhat fluent with many .NET concepts. A short time ago, someone also commented in the newsgroups that while they liked Sybase working hard to add improvements to PowerBuilder.NET, they also wanted to see information about the new product, sample code, w... (more)