Enterprise Architecture News & How-To


Flexera Launches Virtual Desktop Migration Planning Tool

Flexera Software this week released a new migration planning tool, AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Assessment.

Reducing Agile Project Costs With Amortization

The Agile Architect explains how to reduce the cost of large efforts while immediately realizing the benefits. His secret: amortize!

IBM Announces New Line of Private Cloud Products

IBM last week announced it will deliver cloud-focused hardware and software for enterprises, hosting facilities and cloud service providers.

Cloud Foundry Celebrates First Year, Releases Deployment Tool

VMware celebrated the first anniversary of its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) today with a mid-day party, the announcement of several new partnerships and the launch of a new deployment tool.

eXo To Offer Cloud-Based 'Intranet-as-a-Service'

eXo, the French company best known for its GateIn-based enterprise Java portal, on Monday released a free public beta of eXo Cloud Workspaces, a new social "intranet-as-a-service" solution.

Update of Sparx's Enterprise Architect Platform Based on UML 2.4.1

The recently released update to Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect stands out from previous releases because, among other things, it allows users to work with multiple diagrams, tools and views simultaneously.

Good Agile Is Messy Agile

Our Agile Architect explains why a clean, well-organized environment is bad for your Agile project.

Scala Creator's Company Goes for Scale with Scala/Java Dev Platform Update

The company is billing the new version of Typesafe Stack as a comprehensive platform for building both Scala and Java applications "that can scale to the largest workloads in cloud computing and virtualized enterprise data center environments."

Agile Deadline Ahead: Calculating Velocity

This month our Agile Architect tackles how you can answer perhaps the most important question of any development project: Are we going to make our deadline?

Oracle Releases MySQL Cluster 7.2

Oracle on Wednesday announced the general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2, a high-availability, high-redundancy version of the open source MySQL database adapted for distributed computing environments.

The Open Group Updates Enterprise Architecture Modeling Language

The Open Group this week released the latest version of its modeling language for enterprise architecture, ArchiMate 2.0.

Picking an Agile Pilot Project: First Impressions Matter

This may be the most important decision in getting agile implemented in your shop long-term. Mark J. Balbes breaks down all the criteria to help you make the right choice.

Survey: Database Industry Has High Job Security

According to Visual Studio Magazine's 2012 .NET Developer Salary Survey, database-related jobs provide good job security and competitive salaries.

Oracle Big Data Appliance Featuring Hadoop Released

Oracle this week officially released the Oracle Big Data Appliance, its new "engineered system" that tightly bundles servers and software into a unified system.

Continuous Improvement: The Importance of the Team Retrospective

Even good agile teams can get better. Mark J. Balbes walks you through how retrospectives have impacted his team and shows you options for yours.

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