For awhile now I've been considering starting a blog on the topic of enterprise architecture. Inspired and encouraged by my colleague Richard Akerman of Science Library Pad fame, I've finally decided to give it a go. Richard tells me that it's alot of work, and quite time consuming to blog seriously, and I believe him.
I've chosen a topic, architecture - specifically enterprise architecture and its related fields - upon which I feel I can contribute some insights. It's likely I'll diverge from time to time into some other interests, but hopefully I'll stay mainly on track.
I work for the National Research Council of Canada at the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI). CISTI is mandated to be a national science library for Canada, and initiated an enterprise architecture practice just over two years ago. I am a technology architect, specializing mostly in enterprise and application architecture. Before this new role, I worked in a variety of positions including web and application development, project management, system administration, data analysis, database development for a variety of organizations (mainly government at different levels).
Hopefully through this blog I will be able share some of my past, and ongoing experience of enterprise architecture.