I’ll be flying out to Lawson towards the end of August to discuss their support for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services. Below is a statement and (growing) list of questions that I’ll take along.
### Presentation on ERP Customization: Is it always a bed thing?
Dan McDevitt’s presentation on Indiana University’s Electronic Document (Workflow) engine that routes documents for HR. The engine is integrated with PeopleSoft’s HR suite.
Guess-able URLs are URLs in which a novice user can guess the format. These are often an overlooked but important aspect of social software. If you know about del.icio.us and have a basic understanding of the URLs for del.icio.us, you can make guesses about the format of a suite of URLs.
Keith and I, the two IT Architects at UW-Madison, are getting ready for a planning session for our work. We are also getting ready to hire a third IT Architect. This has started me thinking about the big picture of “what we do”. I came up with the following chart last night while thinking about this work.
As I see it, IT Architecture has 6 broad realms of work (here at UW-Madison): Identity Management, Content Management, Communication and Collaboration, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Data Architecture and Enterprise Application Ecosystem. There are three aspects to each realm: The Issues that are related to the realm, the Technology portion of the solution and the Human portion of the solution.