Reference Models and Architectures related to Smart, Connected Devices and Internet of Things

Introduction It's been a while since I started to collect and review reference models for the domain of Smart, Connected Devices aka Internet of Things (IoT) (see this former blog post). A reference model is a standard decomposition of a known problem into parts that cooperatively solve the problem (see [BaCK2003, p. 24 ff.). It facilitates the transfer of knowledge … Continue reading Reference Models and Architectures related to Smart, Connected Devices and Internet of Things

Cloud-related Legal and Regulatory Requirements of the Energy Industry within the EU

Transformation of the Energy Industry The energy industry is experiencing seismic shifts which are triggered by the political agenda and transformative developments of energy and information technologies. In particular the German Energiewende (transition to renewable energy) and the increasing role of renewable energy sources are enforcing the decentralization of the energy production. There will be … Continue reading Cloud-related Legal and Regulatory Requirements of the Energy Industry within the EU

ArchiMate 3.0 Released by The Open Group

The ArchiMate Forum of the Open Group released the ArchiMate 3.0 specification supported by a set of announcements and events (see official blog post here). Thus, I think it is reasonable to provide an overview of the existing information and update my knowledge base. Please find below a list of links in relation to the … Continue reading ArchiMate 3.0 Released by The Open Group

Architectural Reference Models related to Smart, Connected Devices

Lately I figured out that I haven't covered resources on the topic of Smart, Connected Devices (aka Internet of Things (IoT)) in the knowledge base. As the topic spreads across multiple architectural domains (business, application and infrastructure), I've updated several knowledge base pages. Please note that the current resources are just a start. Views on the Business … Continue reading Architectural Reference Models related to Smart, Connected Devices

New Knowledge Page focussing on REST, SOA, APIs and Microservices Available

Recently I'm involved in various activities around APIs and Microservices. Unfortunately, I discovered that especially in relation to Microservices, it's the same setting as with Digital Transformation. Usually the topics aren't put into perspective and therefore ignorance leads to the 'Great! It's new!' effect. However, a lot of the ideas, concepts, pattern and principles already … Continue reading New Knowledge Page focussing on REST, SOA, APIs and Microservices Available

The Myth of Digital Transformation

At the moment Digital Transformation (sometimes also called Digitalization or just Digital) is a prevalent term used on the Internet, in research and various industries. The behemoths of the consulting business have shaped offerings around Digital Transformation (e.g. Accenture, PWC, CapGemini, McKinsey) and established research organizations have embraced the theme (e.g. MIT Center for Digital Business, Digital Business … Continue reading The Myth of Digital Transformation

Upcoming Events by Microsoft and AWS

The behemoths of public cloud computing, AWS and Microsoft, continue to lure developers and architects to their cloud platform by offering free virtual events. Microsoft announced AzureCon, a virtual event that will take place on September 29, 2015 (9:00 a.m. PDT). AzureCon relies on last year’s AzureConf and will include live, interactive and on-demand sessions. … Continue reading Upcoming Events by Microsoft and AWS