Self-centered IT architecture and technology as a necessary evil

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Everyone thinks their own area of technical expertise is the most important.

The Data Architect thinks software solutions must be data-driven.

The integration architect thinks everything must be event-driven, or every interface must be a REST API.

The service management guys think that the CMDB is the center of the universe.

The cloud architect (if such a thing exists) thinks everything must be deployed in the cloud because the cloud is heaven.

We all forget that successful architectures are based on best practices. Quite universal best practices. Don’t tie everything tightly together (layering, loose coupling), do not make things complex (simplicity), etcetera. Technologies are not a goal. They are just a means. At best. Technologies are a necessary evil. You want as little as possible of it.