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Enterprise Architecture: TOGAF Certification
Recently I attended a TOGAF certification course up in merry old London town run by Architecting the Enterprise (AtE). My certification should show up in the list of other 5000 odd architects that have passed in the next few weeks. So what is TOGAF in a nutshell? Well it's a very generic architecture framework that helps build, in a non-prescriptive way, how to develop parts of an Enterprise Architecture capability. Notice the caveats, 'very generic', 'non-prescriptive', 'develop parts'. What am ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 11:38 AM

Snow over Normandy
6th April, Easter, clocks going forward and first day of spring have all past. However, now we get our first real amount of settled snow, Fantastic! Here are some of the pictures I took this morning from our bedroom window. There is something about snow that can make anything look beautiful. Anyway, the wife and I are off to ruin the pristine scene with a few snow-balls ......

Posted On Sunday, April 6, 2008 9:28 AM

Who Will Write Tomorrows Code?
The BBC's Bill Thompson in his recent blog post about the state of IT development in the UK has hit the nail on the head "Universities have seen applications for computer science degrees fall off, schools do not encourage students to do computing at GCSE and A Level and primary school children are trained as users not as programmers." Recent reports from the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) indicate that skilled migration workers, specifically ......

Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2008 8:54 AM

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