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In migrating several domains to AWS via Route53 and setting up a few application instances via AWS Lightsail I discovered that to make things turnkey, AWS sets up a different set of name servers for Lightsail instances so DNS name server entries need to point to Lightsail, not Route53 name servers. My particular hosting need […]

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an often misunderstood concept even among the ranks of IT professionals. While many SOA initiatives have manifested and exposed internal business logic in the form of web services the approach for SOA is actually very non-technical and is rooted in a deep understanding of the business and strategic goals and involves an ever evolving process of continuous improvement and refinement. This makes the approach both strategic and operationally focused. In this post I will outline what I feel are some critical components necessary for a successful SOA-based project.

I recently found myself faced with a 2.5″ NTFS formatted laptop hard drive from a 5 year old laptop that wouldn’t cooperate and would constantly fail so I decided to try and recover what I could from the drive by running SpinRite, a great application from Steve Gibson of Gibson Research that I have used successfully […]

The InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award, presented by InfoWorld, Forrester Research, and Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture recognize organizations whose practice of enterprise architecture has delivered substantial business benefit. I’m pleased to announce that my team at Molina Healthcare was recognized this year for our re-organization efforts to make our department more business outcomes focused.

  I recently had the privilege of delivering a presentation at Troux’s Worldwide User conference in Austin, TX .  Troux  creates software that helps enterprise architects align IT planning processes (projects, governance, architecture, standards, etc…) to business goals such as building new business capabilities, creating new lines of business, and expansion into new markets.  Ben […]

I’m honored to have been asked to speak at the Troux Worldwide Conference 2014 in Austin, TX. I will be discussing the re-chartering and re-organization efforts for our Enterprise Architecture division at Molina Healthcare.

While I can’t attend CES 2014 myself this year the blogosphere is awash with updates of the new and innovative consumer electronics on display in Vegas this year. I’m fortunate to have colleagues there who are live sharing some amazing pictures and video’s from the floor so I thought I would share…

Performance issues with VMWare Fusion 6.01 running on OS X 10.9 Mavericks resolved by fine tuning App Nap options

Waiting in line is one of the many memorable events at WWDC. I’ve met several people from all over the world.

  In less than 24 hours, the first Apple event in at least 6 months will be underway.  There are a lot of eyes on Apple given their incremental product releases.  Rumors abound about what will be unveiled however it seems a safe bet given the signs that are posted in the Moscone center that […]


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