The Week in Enterprise Architecture #32 | 2017

Posted by Laura Mauersberger on 11 August 2017

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As of this year, virtually every major enterprise technology company has reported significant profit increases at the hands of cloud-based technologies.  Amazon Web Services has finally joined Kubernetes - which means all five of the largest cloud providers -- AWS, AzureGoogle Cloud PlatformIBM Bluemix, and Alibaba Cloud -- are now all Cloud Native Computing Foundation. members. Ever fantasized about riding in an underground highspeed loop from LA to San Francisco? Elon Musk and The Boring Company refocus their sights on building low-cost, fast-to-dig tunnels that will transport people around the country at warp speed.

What else has happened in the EAM world? Continue reading below.

 

I - ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

9 Warning Signs of Bad IT Architecture
A sound IT architecture keeps your company’s technology strategy humming. From kludges to manual re-keying to redundant apps, read about the telltale indicators of an IT environment on the brink of collapse here.

 

Who Is An Enterprise Architect?
Naveen Sharma explains the difference between an IT Architect and an Enterprise Architect. He also provides the distinction between a Solution provider and an Architect. Read the insightful article here

 

II - TRENDS

Why The Cloud Is The Biggest Disruptor In Every Business Today

As of this year, virtually every major enterprise technology company has reported significant profit increases at the hands of cloud-based technologies.  Oracle's profit rose 15% during its fiscal fourth quarter, Amazon earned the majority of its overall profit through the first quarter of 2017 from its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business and even Microsoft's Azure grew by 93% in the first quarter of 2017. Read more here

 

The Amazing Ways Google Uses Deep Learning AI

Deep learning is the area of artificial intelligence where the real magic is happening right now. Traditionally computers, while being very fast, have not been very smart – they have no ability to learn from their mistakes and have to be given precise instructions in order to carry out any task. Read the article here.

 

III - TECHNOLOGY

Amazon jumps on Kubernetes Bandwagon.

Kubernetes is the most popular open-source container manager. It's been officially supported on every cloud platform you've ever heard of... with one big exception: Amazon Web Service (AWS). Now, AWS has got on board the Kubernetes bandwagon as well by joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member.  Learn more here.

 

Software Maker Docker Is Raising Funding at $1.3 Billion Valuation

The latest influx of $75 million, which is expected to close by the end of the month, will help fuel Docker’s newest push to win business customers and finally monetize its free open-source tools popular with developers worldwide. Read the article here.

 

IV - RELATED NEWS

Wearables are still growing globally, thanks to Xiaomi.

The burst of the wearable bubble may have been overstated — on a global scale, at least. The category has been struggling in the US, but internationally, it’s still seeing growth. Learn how Chinese company Xiaomi keeps the wearable trend alive. Read the article here.

 

Elon Musk is Building a Hyperloop.

Elon Musk is back at it again. The Boring Company plans to build low-cost, fast-to-dig tunnels that will house new high-speed transportation systems. The visionary company plans to build standard pressurized tunnels with electric skates going 125+ mph for long-distance routes in straight lines, such as NY to DC. Read more about his plans here

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