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The Account Repository Pattern in Security Architecture

by Brian Iverson  |  March 9, 2015

I have a bad habit of including lots of sidebar notes in my research. I don't want to be known as the guy who writes 20- or even 30-page research...

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It's Always a Good Time for Security and IAM to Build a Strong Foundation

by Brian Iverson  |  March 4, 2015

A recent blog post by Gunnar Peterson has characterized 2015 as the year when "information security has finally caught the car". The attention of businesses is continually being focused on security...

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The Missing 'P': Politics

by Brian Iverson  |  February 21, 2015

Those who are familiar with Gartner's research on identity and access management or attended some of our presentations should recognize the venerable "Seven P's" model. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gartner's Seven-P's Model[/caption] There is...

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Visualizing the Discipline of Cloud Architecture

by Richard Watson  |  February 9, 2015

Cloud architecture is a hot topic in my Gartner client discussions. Experienced architects understand that cloud represents a discontinuity in established patterns and we need new architecture models and practices...

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provided vs exposed

by Aneel Lakhani  |  July 29, 2013

If you're offering infrastructure as a service, you have to have infrastructure to offer and it has to be exposed. But if you're offering something else, then: The infrastructure doesn't...

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PLURES ex UNIS – an architecture model for digitalized business

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 2, 2013

“Many out of one” is the rough translation.  The term sounds familiar.  Its opposite- e pluribus unum 'one out of many' – is the motto of the United States.   The...

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Antifragile: a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 9, 2013

Antifragile  by Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses important issues around resilience and how complex systems survive and thrive in a changing environment.  According to the author the fact that randomness, uncertainty, and volatility...

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Enterprise architects, creationism and absolutism

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 19, 2012

This blog post is going to get me into  trouble, but I think that the issue is worth discussing, so I wince as I hit the publish button, but here...

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The New Gartner Mobile Reference Architecture

by Paul Debeasi  |  August 13, 2012

Summary: Gartner has introduced the first and only Mobile Reference Architecture for enterprise IT organizations. The Mobile Reference Architecture is an integrated set of research that helps IT organizations make...

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Bach to Basics: Why You Should Care About Cloud Internals

by Jay Heiser  |  July 8, 2011

Just as the transition from a physically-secure batch-oriented environment to a remotely-accessible multi-tasking/multi-user environment had huge implications for security, the evolution from multi-user host-based environments to multi-tenant cloud-based environments represents...

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