About Author: Chris

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Chris Lockhart has more than nine years of experience in architecting, implementing, and testing technical solutions for large multi-line corporations representing several different industries. Chris has provided technical advice and thorough implementation strategies for highly complex integrated systems comprising security, middle-tier Web application components, messaging, collaborative middleware, and back-end data sources. He has focused on providing solutions that take advantage of portal technologies and service-oriented architectures (SOAs) to solve real-world problems for clients.

Posts by Chris

  • With the upheaval of the economic downturn came a spate of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, splits and buy-outs. The ensuing chaos of the resulting technology portfolios cannot really be overstated. Many surviving companies are just a mess. In normal times this may not be a big deal. But these aren't normal times.

    Rational Rationalization

    With the upheaval of the economic downturn came a spate of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, splits and buy-outs. The ensuing chaos of the resulting technology portfolios cannot really be overstated. Many surviving companies are just a mess. In normal times this may not be a big deal. But these aren't normal times.

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  • Next to the perennial favorite "What Enterprise Architecture is and/or is not," I'm inclined to believe debates over frameworks are the hottest debates going right now. Why is that?

    Frankenframeworks

    Next to the perennial favorite "What Enterprise Architecture is and/or is not," I'm inclined to believe debates over frameworks are the hottest debates going right now. Why is that?

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  • There are many challenges that CIO's are facing in today's cloudy, jargony, swirling maelstrom of Information Technology. But isn't there something missing in the conversation that totally supersedes these challenges?

    On The CIO’s Top Challenges

    There are many challenges that CIO's are facing in today's cloudy, jargony, swirling maelstrom of Information Technology. But isn't there something missing in the conversation that totally supersedes these challenges?

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  • An architecture that is merely a PDF with a couple of generic line-box-arrow diagrams coupled with a few colorful "pancake" pictures isn't really an architecture. It's a marketing glossy. A white paper is too generic to be passed off as a real solution to a real problem.

    Architecture is Not: A White Paper

    An architecture that is merely a PDF with a couple of generic line-box-arrow diagrams coupled with a few colorful "pancake" pictures isn't really an architecture. It's a marketing glossy. A white paper is too generic to be passed off as a real solution to a real problem.

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  • There is much to recommend about changing how we create, deploy and offer our services and products to customers. Yet there is an entire consulting industry built around avoiding the pitfalls of cloud.

    Cloud in a Box

    There is much to recommend about changing how we create, deploy and offer our services and products to customers. Yet there is an entire consulting industry built around avoiding the pitfalls of cloud.

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