Yearly Archives: 2009

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 5 Microsoft’s Virtualization Strategy and Futures

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 5 Rod Kruetzfeld, Team Software Process, Desk Virtualization, Incubation Desktop Virtualization with a twist (VDI) Why Virtualize? – drive costs down, increase IT efficiency, enable busines agility Why Microsoft? – its the platform you know, data centre to desktop, end-to-end management, best TCO/ROI * System Center can manage Microsoft virtualization and VMWare* Choice… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 4 Windows 7 and the Optimized Desktop

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 4 – Jeremy Chapman, Senior Product Manager, Commercial Windows 7 and the Optimized Desktop 5 Trends in Commercial Desktop IT consumerism carbon neutral contingency costs compliance End User Computing Scenarios -separation Creates Flexibility – manageability maintains costs How do we get to Windows 7? Migration Analyzer Hardware Assessment Application Compatibility – collect, analyze,… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 3 Office System Futures

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 3 – Tony Ollivier, Enterprise Technology Architect – Office Systems Futures – Office 14 The User Productivity Challenge – balance between Business and User Focus (economic efficiency) and CIO Focus (IT efficiency) common platform – with the goal of cost-effective platform heavy dependence on SharePoint 2010 Unified Business Platform Unified Communications Business Intelligence… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 2 Exchange 2010

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Session 2 – Jim Lucey Senior Product Mgr, Exchange Product Mgmt deployment flexibility – on premises, Microsoft Online Services, [email protected] (range from control & flexibility->choice->student centric) SharePoint for free for academic institutions coming from Microsoft Demo of Web Exchange Admin functions – lots of new capabilities and flexibility Outlook Web Access (now called Outlook… Read More »

Canadian Colleges Update – Microsoft Dec 2009 Keynote Day 1

By | December 9, 2009

Tweet Anthony Salcito – VP Worldwide Education – Microsoft and Higher Education New Economy – Same Priorities Save Money Need to Deliver now Embrace Cloud Education Analytics Making Change Possible People, Process and Environment Technology is not the issue Process is under served Think about Holistic Innovation (interesting model with the educator and student at… Read More »

Building an EA Practice – what is your process?

By | November 26, 2009

Tweet Recently, there has been several blog posts discussing what should and should not be done when building an EA practice.  I thought I would review how we built our EA practice in our higher education organization and compare it to some of the other approaches.  I have yet to see one definintive approach for… Read More »

Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession

By | November 23, 2009

Tweet I have followed the development of the the Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession with great interest over the past year.  The group has built a strong following and gathered sufficient momentum to be a force for the advocacy of Enterprise Architecture as a profession. After laying out a mission, vision,… Read More »

The Cult of the Done Manifesto – perfect is not the goal

By | November 16, 2009

Tweet This morning Jon Ayre (@EnterprisingA) tweeted: #EAMantra (11) Failing to deliver perfection is not a crime. Failing to deliver is. Something I totally agree with, especially if you have been following my blog and the theme of building an EA practice that delivers value using a virtual team. Tyler Gooch (@tylergooch) then sent a… Read More »

Driving IT Value Realization: The Marketing of IT – Review

By | November 9, 2009

Tweet Last Thursday Nov 6, 2009, I spent a valuable day at the Forrester Western Canadian IT Summit.  The day began and ended with  keynotes and in between there were 3 breakout tracks – CIO, EA and IT Ops.  This post covers a keynote by Bobby Cameron on Marketing IT.  I will write a separate… Read More »