Solution Architect? Enterprise Architect? Application Architect? What’s the Difference?

By John Conley III In the IT world, and in particular in the software side of IT, the word “architect” has evolved into a gray, confused mess, to be honest. I like how Geeks with Blogs humorously stated the 2 biggest misconceptions about the architect role: •An architect is simply a more senior/higher-earning developer with… Read More

BPM is dead. Long Live BPM!

Long live BPM! Business Process Management, BPM for short, is close to couple of decades old. I feel sad for the companies that make Business Process Management (BPM) Software. Reason? They have been fighting the perpetual battle of adapting to the change that has been plaguing this category. At first I think the BPM Vendors… Read More

Gartner BPM Summit 2014: Implementing an Application Rationalization Program | MicroPact

In an insightful session here at the Gartner BPM Summit in Las Vegas, analyst Andy Kyte discussed the need for application rationalization and how BPM can play a role in such an effort. In this post I will highlight the points that jumped out to me, and I will also look at them in the… Read More

Best Practices for Virtualizing & Managing SharePoint 2013

Why Virtualize SharePoint? Increasingly, organizations want to virtualize modern multi-tiered applications like SharePoint, to better meet their business and collaboration needs. According to a report from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab, among organizations already using virtualization in some way, approximately 53 percent are moving toward implementing virtualization technology for more complex and advanced systems.1… Read More

Solution Architecture Best Practice: Using System Availability and Recovery Metrics

// Before endeavoring on an IT project involving the introduction of a new software package or or expansion of an existing one, business leaders need to know the impact of such an initiative on revenues, labor costs, and capital budgets. A solution architecture design document  (aka SAD) can help as long as it is part of… Read More