What you'd give to be a fly on the wall in the City IT architects' drinking club right now. The secretive club, which is reputed to meet regularly in a public house in the City of London, must be an interesting talking shop, as the current bloodbath at the banks puts the role of the enterprise architect centre stage. One of the most prominent, Alix Cheema, head of architecture and design at Lloyds TSB, for example, will soon have the task of <a href="http://www.cio.co.uk/concern/resources/news/index.cfm?articleid=3170">integrating its architecture with what's left of HBOS</a>. That's some responsibility.
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