The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, in February held an Enterprise Cloud Computing Conference in San Diego. A panel of experts was assembled at the conference to examine how cloud computing aligns with what real enterprises will need to do in terms of savings and productivity in the coming years. In essence, this is a discussion about real-world cloud computing. To gain deeper insights into how IT architects can bring cloud computing benefits to their businesses, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner queried panelists Lauren States, vice president in IBM's Software Group; Russ Daniels, vice president and CTO Cloud Services Strategy at Hewlett-Packard, and David Linthicum, founder of Blue Mountain Labs. Listen here or read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/02/cloud-computing-and-enterprise.html. Sponsor: The Open Group.

The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, in February held its first Security Practitioners Conference in San Diego. A panel of experts was assembled at the conference to examine how enterprise security intersects with enterprise architecture. Aligning the two deepens the security protection across more planning- and architectural-level activities, to make security pervasive -- and certainly not an afterthought. To gain deeper insights into how IT architects can bring security and reduced risk to businesses, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner recently queried panelists Chenxi Wang, principal analyst for security and risk management at Forrester Research; Kristin Lovejoy, director of corporate security strategy at IBM; Nils Puhlmann, chief security officer and vice president of risk management of Qualys, and Jim Hietala, vice president of security for The Open Group. Listen here or read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/02/effective-enterprise-security-begins.html. Sponsor: The Open Group.

Apache Software Foundation open source projects, OSGi, service-oriented architecture (SOA) developments, and cloud computing trends are converging. In this podcast we talk with some thought leaders and community development leaders to assess the patterns of adoption and use-case scenarios around SOA and open-source projects. We'll learn about the context of the ServiceMix ESB in some of the other Apache activities, and how the FUSE support offerings from Progress are getting more traction in interesting ways. To better understand the role of OSGi, SOA, and Apache software, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner recently interviewed Guillaume Nodet, software architect at Progress Software and vice president of Apache ServiceMix at Apache, and Adrian Trenaman, distinguished consultant at Progress Software. Listen here or read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/02/interview-guillaume-nodet-and-adrian.html. Sponsor: Progress Software.
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The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, in February delivered TOGAF 9, an enterprise architecture framework. TOGAF 9 represents a departure for enterprise architecture frameworks in general. It's larger, more mature, and modular to allow folks to enter it from a variety of perspectives. It takes on a much more significant business services and accomplishments perspective. While IT practitioners and architects will be looking over TOGAF 9 deeply, it’s also going to be of interest to the business side of the enterprise and offers a way for them to understand more about how IT can service their business needs. To gain deeper insights into how IT architects can bring value to businesses, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner recently interviewed Robert Weisman, CEO and principal consultant for Build The Vision, and Mike Turner, an enterprise architect at Capgemini. Listen here or read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/02/togaf-9-advances-it-maturity-while.html. Sponsor: The Open Group.
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The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, in February delivered TOGAF 9, an enterprise architecture framework. As part of the festive opening ceremony for TOGAF 9's arrival, a panel of experts examined the value and role of IT architecture in light of a dynamic business environment. The topics also addressed how IT can better communicate and collaborate with the business interests around them. To gain deeper insights into how IT architects can bring value to businesses, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner moderated the panel discussion at The Open Group's 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in San Diego on Feb. 2. Panelists included Tony Baer, senior analyst at Ovum; Janine Kemmeren, enterprise architect at Getronics Consulting and chair of the Architecture Forum Strategy Working Group in The Open Group; Chris Forde, vice president and technology integrator at American Express and chair of the Architecture Forum in The Open Group; Jane Varnus, architecture consultant for the enterprise architecture department at the Bank of Montreal, and Henry Peyret, principal analyst at Forrester Research. Listen here or read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/02/strong-it-architecture-doubly-important.html. Sponsor: The Open Group.
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The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, in February delivered TOGAF 9 at the organization's 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference. At the juncture of this new, major and free release of the enterprise IT architecture framework, it made sense to examine the present and future of The Open Group itself, some of its goals, and what it does for its members. The global organization is actively certifying thousands of IT architecture practitioners, while using the commercial license to increase the contributor flow of best architecture practices back into TOGAF. To better understand how The Open Group operates and drives value to its members, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner recently interviewed Allen Brown, president and CEO of The Open Group. Listen here or read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/02/interview-open-groups-ceo-allen-brown.html. Sponsor: The Open Group.
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