What is the role of software architects in the current economic and market conditions?

From a brand new interview on InfoQ, published today, with Jaroslav Tulach about his latest book "Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect":

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I think the role of any IT person these days is to try to finds ways to reduce costs. For an architect, that can translate into eliminating costly licensing fees by using open source solutions where feasible and looking to the cloud to replace part of the internal infrastructure. Thinking along these lines will not only help the company you work for get through these tough economic times but will also put you in good standing; you will be seen as someone who is not only technical but also as one who understands the business of the company which when you get down to it, is to make money.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff on March 25, 2009 at 01:42 AM PDT #

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