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Software Security: have we nailed it?

Ok, so one last blog before I go … but this is important! Software security has and continues to be...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 10/14/2010

So long and thanks for the fish … leaving Microsoft

So after 5 great years at Microsoft UK it’s time for me to say so long as I move on to new things...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 10/11/2010

White papers from Matt Deacon

Doing a little housekeeping and thought I’d put a list together of the white paper’s I’ve produced...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 09/22/2010

How Secure is your cloud?

http://mattdeacon.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/how-secure-is-you-cloud/

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 09/21/2010

SOA: A square peg in a round hole?

Check this out on my new blog: www.mattdeacon.com/2010/09/15/soa-a-square-peg-in-a-round-hole/

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 09/15/2010

A new blog for Matt Deacon ...

I've decided to branch out a little and have kicked off a new blog to replace this one ... It's an...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 09/15/2010

How to handle the press (or your boss)!

I get to meet some great people in my line of work and there are none more interesting and fun than...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 07/21/2010

Pivot: interacting with massive amounts of data

So I’ve seen all the flashy demo’s DeepZoom like the infamous Hard Rock Memorabilia site, but I must...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 07/20/2010

Azure Architectural Guidance Part 1 Review: Migration

I once had the chance to move over to Redmond to deliver architectural guidance for Azure with the...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 07/20/2010

Visual Studio Architect Guidance

I got chance to organise an analyst briefing last week at Microsoft to cover the architecture...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 07/05/2010

The Pig, The Banker and the Cloud

A story of cloud awareness This is the story of the Banker and the Pig. It is not based on any...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 07/02/2010

Unbundling the Bank @ CloudCamp

The other night I tried my hand at a 5 minute cloudcamp presentation which was mad and to be honest...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 07/02/2010

Unbundling the bank

Just over 2 years ago I first wrote the post entitled “unbundling the bank” and hear I am finding...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 06/25/2010

The Cloud, the Enterprise Architect and the CIO

It was great to finally get a chance to speak at the IRM Enterprise Architect Conference Europe the...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 06/21/2010

Service Centricity

There is a shift happening but it’s been happening longer than many think and its effects may be...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 06/16/2010

Why projects fail? It’s all the business’ fault!

Maybe it’s because I’ve been on leave and enjoying the late spring surf of Cornwall but I’ve come to...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 06/07/2010

The true nature of Clouds

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO made the statement back in April that “We’re All In” when it comes to...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 05/25/2010

Talking Architects – Kim Cameron and friends from AIC2010

Finally, all 8 of my interviews for AIC2010 are available on Channel9! Talking Architects with Kim...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 05/25/2010

The Economics of Cloud Integration

I met up with an integration partner the other day and we talked about how cloud could impact their...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 05/25/2010

Microsoft names IASA CITA-P to replace Microsoft Certified Architect for Infrastructure and Solutions

In their recent newsletter IASA have reported that Microsoft will end it's Microsoft Certified...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 05/04/2010

UK gets it’s first 3 Certified Architects …

With more on the way! Congratulations to Matt Starkie, Wayne Filin-Matthews and Yuri Misnik on...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 04/28/2010

Appfabric: the gateway to the cloud, an easyjet story.

A year ago, easyjet would not have predicted the level of cloud adoption it has seen across its core...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 04/27/2010

Architect Insight - presentations now live!

After quite a bit more pain than it needed, the slides for AIC2010 are available on the event...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 04/27/2010

IASA: Becoming Certified

At the next UK IASA meeting we will get the chance to hear directly from one of the first UK IASA...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 04/27/2010

The Enterprise as an ‘Orange’

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Author: Matt Deacon Date: 04/23/2010

The Pre-Manufactured Data Centre

Neat video that describes Microsoft’s data centre evolution from “Generation 4 vision” towards the...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 03/30/2010

Interactive Tracks @ Architect Insight 2010

Finally, I have built out the content for the interactive tracks at AIC2010 and here’s a sneak...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 03/04/2010

How can IT become more proactive?

In response to a number of concerns raised about IT today, the final question posed by Andy Hopkirk...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 02/26/2010

Outlook: partly cloudy with sunny spells to follow

Ah – just found a link to the whitepaper by Dan Scarfe and Myself http://bit.ly/cW8MfC

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 02/26/2010

Architect Insight – Abstracts now available

Finally we have the abstracts available on the Microsoft Architect Insight Conference Portal!...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 02/16/2010

Talking at EAC this June!

I’ve reached new heights and have been accepted (after much scrutiny it must be said) onto the...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 02/03/2010

Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2010 – registration open!

The 5th annual Microsoft Architect Insight Conference is now open for registration! This year we’re...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 01/28/2010

IASA Slides: Software Design Principles in Practice

Here are the slides used by Eoin Woods, Nick Rozanski and Chris Cooper-Bland at the UK IASA meeting...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 01/22/2010

When’s a principle not a principle? When it’s an Anti-Principle!

“When’s a principle not a principle?” was what I muttered to the person next to me at the UK IASA...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 01/14/2010

Why planes crash and software projects fail

Among the great many Christmas presents I received this year was the book Outliers by Malcolm...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 01/07/2010

Next UK IASA Meeting: Applying Design Principles in Practice

With Christmas fast approaching I thought I’d grab a moment to remind you of the busy year ahead at...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 12/23/2009

Talking Architects with Jason Zander

Jason Zander, GM for Visual Studio talks openly about Visual Studio 2010 and what's in store for...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 12/14/2009

Talking Architects with Roger Sessions

According to Roger Sessions in his recent white paper "The IT Complexity Crisis", the...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 12/14/2009

Len Bass interview on SEI

You know you’ve arrived when the SEI ask to post your video on their website – don’t you:)?...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 11/28/2009

A lesson (or two) in Complexity

I’m a master of complexity and this week’s been no exception! Here’s a brief account of my week …...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 11/27/2009

Talking Architects with Angela Yochem

Angela Yochem is an executive architect with a leading multinational organisation and an IASA...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 11/12/2009

Talking Architects with Neil Ward-Dutton – Do architects love the cloud?

Well, maybe they don’t actually ‘love’ the cloud but according to the research by MWD Advisors in...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 11/02/2009

Talking Architects with Len Bass – new series on Channel 9

Talking Architects is a UK channel 9 series that I’ve just launched to reach out to prominent people...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 10/28/2009

Dave Chappell on Azure and other cloud offerings

been out a while but here’s a great interview* between Dave Gristwood and Dave Chappell on the value...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 10/26/2009

Cloud: An Architects Perspective

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Architect Forum on the 25th, and I mean everyone – I...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 10/06/2009

UK IASA leadership strengthened!

Last night was the UK IASA AGM which proved to be a great success and I am delighted to welcome 4...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 09/23/2009

Architecting for the Lines!

It is so often the case that integration is a secondary concern and along with identity,...

Author: Matt Deacon Date: 09/15/2009

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