Archive for July 11th, 2007

Rogue IT and hardware

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

The Blue Prism Rogue IT survey has generated quite a lot of coverage, but I was particularly interested to read Rogue IT and magic wands by Patrick Ancipink.

I am one of the people that falls into the trap of forgetting about the harder parts of the infrastructure, in particular, networks.  Not only do they “just work” but everything is plug and play these days isn’t it?

In the hype surrounding software architecture and particularly SOA, it’s easy to forget that hordes of IT people dedicate their time to making sure that the software has a hardware infrastructure to feed it.  Furthermore that this community has the same concerns about alignment of business and IT objectives.