By Steve Force
Steve Force: a researcher, curator of information, a practitioner of Enterprise Architecture.
Although I believe I think with an open mind about many things—professional and otherwise—I would never call me an original thinker, or a seminal thinker. I firmly believe I am a researcher, a curator of information, a practitioner of Enterprise Architecture. I am no better, nor worse, than any one of you. I am just willing to admit perhaps I do not have the answer, but the answer is out there somewhere. The trick is to look AND gauge the potential answer for validity, for accuracy, for relevancy. This, in my opinion, is very difficult to do. It takes hard work, commitment, and the willingness to be humble.
I have been doing this thing we call I.T. for a while, and I have the bruises, scars, and experience to show for it. I know, everyone mentions their experience. Let me take this opportunity to actually go back into my archives to pull out a few tidbits of text I have published over the years.
I started writing and publishing articles way back in 1990, when I was living and working in Germany and Switzerland, while performing hands-on consulting on large-scale IBM MVS systems for large, global enterprises based in Germany and Switzerland.
Here are some excerpts from some of these. For a PDF of the complete article, please click the provided links following each excerpt.