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April 12, 2018

Now that Microsoft is no longer the market leader in the OS platform space what is Microsoft all about? What is it's core DNA? I dip into this subject here.

November 24, 2017

In one of my previous blog articles, Musings on Conway's Law, I started to explore the possible relationship between org structures and the systems that they create. I looked at two interesting studies that tried to dig deeper into the concept to see if there was any h...

October 11, 2017


Conway's Law

"Organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations."

— M. Conway[3]

For some reason I've a...

September 13, 2017

Musings on the value of different design patterns in relation to coupling.

September 12, 2017

Well I'm back after a nice summer break. Let's kick things off with looping back to the Show Me The Money conference we ran back in June. It seems to so long ago now. To make me go back and remember it I'm going to write up a proper post on it soon but here's my own de...

May 30, 2017

Annual IT Architects Extravaganza of Technology, Complexity and Disruption

Well not far to go now. All the hard work has been put in so we can have a great day out for the IT architects in Ireland. And it's not often you can say that is it!?

For those of you just realizi...

May 29, 2017

You can check out my business case for more IT architects (IASA style), in the enterprise here:

May 16, 2017

This article is part of a series of articles I'm putting together around the Iasa Ireland IT Architects Conference this year the them of which is "SHOW ME THE MONEY! - Cost Transparency in Complex Systems".  

Seriously though. Ben Thompson - my absolute favorite writer...

May 15, 2017

IT Architects — this is a call to arms — we’re needed to save the world!

As a result of digital technology, modern life is more complex than ever. While the benefits are significant we are also seeing many related challenges. Some of them are really big ones like struct...