While financial institutions are understandably risk averse, and historically prone to holding back on new technologies, the benefits now offered by the application service provider (ASP) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) models have become impossible to ignore. The value of SaaS and ASP solutions go beyond issues of technology and reduced up-front investments. 



Few enterprise environments, applications or systems exist in isolation. Most are connected to other applications and services by data feeds and common reference data. Others are connected through elaborate integration networks. An enterprise’s integration architecture should balance the requirements of the business and the requirements of individual applications.



Making strategic architectural choices that will guide the architecting effort can often make or break a successful system implementation. The focus and deliverable of the architecting process is the architecture documents, motivating and describing the structure of the system through various views.

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works" - Steve Jobs

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Cryptographic Currency Series

This series of crypto-currency posts will systematically give an overview of Bitcoin to gain an understanding of the concepts and operations, starting with an introductory overview (in the first few posts) before exploring the possible impact, advantages or disadvantages and disruption it will cause.

Bitcoin and Money

Bitcoin (the System) is providing a peer-to-peer version of electronic cash, by computationally securing an online cash transaction with a cryptographic hash function, using digital signatures to proof ownership of the message on the Bitcoin network.

Musings for 2016

Can 2016 build-on and deliver what bitcoin / blockchain initiated, providing a standardized secure and reliable micro-service environment using IoT devices for the public, government and commerce? Microsoft embraced the open market and Apple with IBM is setting an enterprise roadmap; there is still hope for a great 2016 in the midst of political turmoil

Introduction to Cryptographic Currencies

Cryptographic currencies are distributed, decentralized digital ‘money’ that are available near instantly worldwide. Unlike traditional currencies, crypto currencies are issued and managed without any central authority involvement whatsoever

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