Process Focus vs. System Architecture

Too much of a focus on the on the business process can cause a business solution to be poorly designed and problematic.  This is a story from several customers who followed the BPM methodology too well, and were blindsided by some nightmarish systems issues.  Too much process can be a real problem. Continue reading

Cloud Contracts

Down-to-Earth Contracts that Keep the Cloud Aloft – A look at the basic interoperability requirements when communicating with the Cloud,  Keith Swenson & Jacques Durand, Nov 2009

Working together with Jacques Durand, a colleague and expert in the B2B exchange standards space, we put together this article exploring how many of the same standards and agreements necessary today will also be necessary for applications deployed to the cloud.  Just published!