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Enterprise Architecture Mantra free mind map download

Enterprise Architecture Mantra free mind map download | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

“Mantras related to Enterprise Architecture.”

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My advice: Print it and display it on your wall...

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How to Think Like an Enterprise Architect? ~ Future of CIO

How to Think Like an Enterprise Architect? ~ Future of CIO | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
Enterprise Architecture is the discipline not just for Enterprise Architects, it's the thinking process every business leader should master; and it's the discipline every mature organization needs to practice.

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Enterprise Architecture is the discipline not just for Enterprise Architects, it's the thinking process every business leader should master; and it's the discipline every mature organization needs to practice.  


Not everyone should be an EA, neither everyone wants to be an EA,  but everyone can learn how to think like architect through: systematic thinking, system thinkingholistic thinking, critical thinking, creative thinking, analytics thinking, synthetic thinking, non-linear thinking, abstract thinkingwhole-brain thinking, positive thinking, etc...

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Security As Risk Management

Security As Risk Management | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

“ I have had the opportunity to work as both an information security and risk management leader. Through this process I have come to believe that one of the biggest failings of infosec is our position as a gatekeeper for projects.”


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Traditionally, information security has been a gatekeeper. He/she drives information security reviews on initiatives, projets..., with some kind of result that boils down to “pass” or “fail.”


The review may be a manual review of a project by a security analyst, a vulnerability scan run against a new application, static code analysis performed against some source code, or a questionnaire that’s completed and reviewed. Whatever shape the review takes, there will be a result which is either a stamp of approval or rejection. This process turns security into a binary function. A system is either secure or it is not, with no middle ground. This does not accurately reflect reality.

Rather than this binary information security model, Robb Reck believes that the right solution is a risk management focus, where our review results are not a 1 or a 0, it is a risk spectrum from which we report the relative risk of a particular initiative. That risk rating is provided to our customers in order to empower them to make a business decision.


I do personally believe that is the right approach.

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The Business Capability Inventory

The Business Capability Inventory | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

This model is part of my toolbox for working with capability architectures.

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When you should use this

  • Whenever you set about designing a capability model of your enterprise
  • When you need to understand what types of capabilities an enterprise can have
  • When you are set to create a target context map for microservice architectures

What you should consider when you use this

  • This is not “the complete, nor the correct” inventory of capabilities
  • There is no known right way of designing or describing a capability of an enterprise
  • There is techniques like reversing the names of processes and then consolidating them that could give you a fair hint of what capabilities you have in your enterprise
  • Look at other peoples capability inventories and take inspiration from those
  • The “best” capability inventory is the one you get enough people to use in their work
  • Develop the capabilities and the capability inventory in as wide spread community as possible
  • Continuously refine your capability inventory as you go
  • When naming capabilities think of each capability as part of a namespace
  • In the end it’s all about just doing it
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Everything your need to know about Enterprise Architecture Maturity Models

Everything your need to know about Enterprise Architecture Maturity Models | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Maturity models offer a good indication of your enterprise architecture practice's current state, providing valuable insight on how to improve.

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At the risk of a metaphor overstaying it’s welcome, consider this: buying your infant an expensive pair of runner’s shoes and expecting them to sprint is a misguided presumption at the very least. With the child clearly not ready to utilize them, there’s absolutely no way to justify the cost. You're better off with a pair that are fit for purpose with the knowledge that they will be outgrown.


Maturity model use in enterprise architecture

Enterprise architecture (EA) can be viewed in the same light. If your enterprise architecture practice is newly established - the type of set-up that's focused on reacting to issues as they arrive - you shouldn't expect the team to immediately start delivering the work more associated with vanguard enterprise architects, who're more focused on thinking forward, planning and innovating.

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Getting RACI with your data governance

Getting RACI with your data governance | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
I recently had the good fortune to attend a master data roundtable with Experian Data Quality and hear what companies thought about the structure of ...

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RACI for Data governance ;-)

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Gartner’s top 10 strategic technologies for 2016 | Information Age

Gartner’s top 10 strategic technologies for 2016 | Information Age | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Analyst firm shoots for machine learning, autonomous agents and the Internet of Things among the technologies that will most impact business strategies next year


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New year begins, always a privileged time to look forward and take a bit of time to think about what is coming next... Here is the Information Age and its main trends by Gartner!

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Complete Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture

Complete Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they designers? developers? managers? All of the above? In this article we'll discuss what information architecture is, why it's related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture.

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Gartner Recognizes Corso for its Agile & Affordable SaaS Based EA Tool

Gartner Recognizes Corso for its Agile & Affordable SaaS Based EA Tool | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
Gartner predicts a surge in enterprise architecture value to business, and positions Corso as a go to platform for small to medium sized businesses
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Cloud privé ou public : demain, on parlera surtout de Cloud hybride

Cloud privé ou public : demain, on parlera surtout de Cloud hybride | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Synonyme de réactivité, d’adaptabilité et de gestion des coûts, l’approche utilisant tant du cloud public que privé est actuellement adoptée par 15% des entreprises. Et selon Gartner, son usage devrait se généraliser d’ici deux à cinq ans.

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Une solution "mixte" : soit la combinaison d’un prestataire de cloud public et d’une plateforme de cloud privé, dont le lien intermédiaire entre les données est assuré par une connexion cryptée.


Scénario intéressant permettant aux entreprises n'étant pas totalement prêtes à passer le pas, notamment face au Safe Harbor et son invalidation par l'union Européenne.

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Innovation Management & Enterprise Architecture's Role in Bimodal IT

Innovation Management & Enterprise Architecture's Role in Bimodal IT | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
A bimodal IT approach to enterprise architecture and innovation management is essential in staying agile. Plus... you have your cake and eat it too.
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Coût et usages du Cloud public, les DSI toujours dans le brouillard

Coût et usages du Cloud public, les DSI toujours dans le brouillard | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Via Jean-Pierre Blanger
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Etude intéressante de la société Cloud Cruiser (éditeur de logiciel) sur la gestion de la consommation sur les Clouds, réalisée auprès de 350 responsables IT.

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Enterprise Architecture in a strategy change

A short video on how to make use of Enterprise Architecture in helping to implement a strategy change in your business.
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A short video on how to make use of Enterprise Architecture in helping to implement a strategy change in your business.

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Responsible IT Innovation: From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


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How to Lead a Successful Enterprise Digi-Transform: 6-Step Process

How to Lead a Successful Enterprise Digi-Transform: 6-Step Process | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
“How should an organization think beyond the strategy and get to transformative execution and outcomes for digital business? Here are six steps for digital transformation that you can take to progress from innovative strategy development, to an architectural framework, to practical execution.”
Via FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist
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Excellent article on how to go from innovative strategy development, to an architectural framework, to practical execution.Step 1: Identify your transformation objectivesStep 2: Study technology enablers in the marketStep 3: Envision the future platform for digital businessStep 4: Master the digital services lifecycleStep 5: Organize for digital business innovationStep 6: Execute an agile journey to the futur
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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, January 16, 9:12 AM

Excellent article on how to go from innovative strategy development, to an architectural framework, to practical execution.

Step 1: Identify your transformation objectivesStep 2: Study technology enablers in the marketStep 3: Envision the future platform for digital businessStep 4: Master the digital services lifecycleStep 5: Organize for digital business innovationStep 6: Execute an agile journey to the future platform


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Gartner advises Chief Data Officers (CDO) on how to overcome resistance from IT

Gartner advises Chief Data Officers (CDO) on how to overcome resistance from IT | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
Gartner estimates that 90% of large organisations globally will have chief data officers by 2019. It advises a canny political game.
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Beside this large amount of CDOs, Gartner emphases the risks of failure of these, due to lack of:


Due to the above mentioned risks, Gartner is pessimistic about the CDO’s chances, estimating that only half will meet with success by the end of 2019.

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IBM Exits EA Tool Market Through Sale of Rational System Architect to Unicom

IBM Exits EA Tool Market Through Sale of Rational System Architect to Unicom | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

IBM's sale of its Rational System Architect business to Unicom Systems and Unicom’s lack of clear communications regarding its plans for SA will require SA customers to decide on a course of action.

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Recommendations

Current SA customers: 

  • Hold onto your investment and closely track any announcements from Unicom.
  • Review current contracts to understand the implications of this deal for terms and conditions, particularly to ensure that you are protected if maintenance fees increase.
  • Prepare backup alternatives and migration plans as a contingency.
  • If you are currently using SA on a software as a service (SaaS), determine whether any contract changes might impact their ability to continue with this offering.


Prospective SA customers:

  • If SA solutions are on your shortlist, consider moving them toward the bottom of your list until you obtain clarity regarding future plans for the product and Unicom's ability to support it.
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Solving the Polyglot Persistence Puzzle - Defining the Information Value Lifecycle (Enterprise Architecture at Oracle)

Solving the Polyglot Persistence Puzzle - Defining the Information Value Lifecycle (Enterprise Architecture at Oracle) | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Blogs.Oracle.Com - Enterprise Architecture at Oracle

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Great article dealing with what is the information level needed to take decision correlated to the decision making level (from transaction user to CEO and BoD)


Must read!

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Enterprise Architecture in a Heterogeneous Environment

Enterprise Architecture in a Heterogeneous Environment | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
Dustin Hudson discusses enterprise architecture using case studies and life examples to illustrate how to put together legacy systems and third-party apps while considering user-driven decisions.
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Brilliant talk on enterprise architecture in the real world. Very good examples of real-cases. Must watch!
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TOGAF & Major IT Frameworks

TOGAF & Major IT Frameworks | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
TOGAF is the best-practice framework for enterprise architecture, consisting of a step-by-step development method and a set of guidelines.

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Top 5 ERP solutions for manufacturers

Top 5 ERP solutions for manufacturers | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

Back in 1964, when Black and Decker implemented the very first MRP system, there wasn’t much choice in "make" versus "buy" of enterprise software solutions. All of the early ancestors of modern ERP were homegrown systems and ran on mainframe computers. One by one, larger manufacturing enterprises developed and implemented MRP and eventually MRP II systems. Over the years their code base grew exponentially. New programmers using individualized coding style and data models were constantly adding new features and new functions. At some point, this did become problematic. The major benefit of these homegrown systems was they did contain logic proprietary to the enterprise that reflected the specific needs of the business and provided a competitive advantage.

By the late 80’s and early 90’s, there were many software vendors that had created generalized ERP that could handle the basic manufacturing model. Most manufacturing enterprises concluded that the cost to purchase these new systems was significantly less than what they would have to spend to port and maintain their mainframe systems to a more modern client/server platform using relational database technology. As a consequence, many manufacturers were willing (or forced) to give up some of their unique capabilities to secure the lower cost systems.

The framework of ERP, first discussed in 1990, embraced the make versus buy decision in ERP systems. However, most manufacturers abandoned their internal development efforts in favor a purchasing packaged solutions. Many did attempt to have either the software vendor or a systems integrator customize the purchased package. Most found that the customization was considerably more expensive than initially estimated and the result could be as challenging to maintain as their own customer solutions.

One of the early visions of ERP was the creation of the enterprise backbone. The objective was to allow different software vendors or internal development teams with domain expertise to plug in their software, use the enterprise data model and have a consistent look and feel so important to the enterprise. Unfortunately, not much happened with that vision. IBM made an early attempt with the San Francisco Project. However, by the time IBM started to market the framework, most users had decided to purchase turnkey solutions.

The Enterprise ERP vendors dominated the industry. The framework took on the vision of the selected software vendor. Each had a slightly different focus on technology and user interface. The manufacturing user could insert some third party applications or enhancements into the framework, but it had to conform to the rules established by the software vendor and usually exhibited a foreign look and feel. The added challenge was that there was no guarantee that the next upgrade from the ERP vendor wouldn’t break their modified system.

Enter the World of Cloud ERP

Today, the enterprise backbone is finally beginning to reveal itself. The architecture of Cloud ERP products with their APIs and rigorous data models are providing new options to manufacturing companies.

There are several good examples of companies that are taking advantage of these new options. They’ve crafted hybrid solutions that integrate purchased software working with internally developed code. Those users have purchased financials, manufacturing, sales and marketing applications from enterprise software vendors and glued the functions together with their own user interface or custom application.

This option will provide a way for the manufacturing company to regain their ability to more freely conform their systems to their way of doing business.

As of this time, the leading vendor facilitating this approach is Salesforce.com. Salesforce provides their CRM and Marketing software on their force.com platform. In addition to their own developed applications they market, via the Salesforce App Exchange, financial packages, manufacturing ERP and many other enterprise focused applications from third party vendors. These third party vendors use the same development tools used by Salesforce to create their applications. As a result, the applications from different vendors have a fairly consistent look and feel and play well with enterprise data model.

The key element facilitating a hybrid make/buy is that Salesforce provides the identical development tools to the end users as well. It is interesting to note that Salesforce does attempt to focus as much on the actual end user within the enterprise as the traditional IT shop.

For years, end users of enterprise ERP were forced to create sophisticated and complex Excel spreadsheets to supplement the ERP system to accomplish their tasks. Those spreadsheets were difficult to document and used data downloaded from the ERP system at a point in time. The results were emailed around the company. Salesforce has recognized that, by creating tools that end users can use, they now can create specific solutions within the framework of the enterprise systems.

While Salesforce may be leading in this segment, they do have some work to do. Salesforce does rigorously enforce rules to assure the applications play nice on their platform. These rules can be a challenge for developers building complicated applications like manufacturing ERP. Salesforce does not want any application to drag the Cloud into performance issues. As a result, they have created and maintained a fairly well run platform. They do take a somewhat laissez-faire attitude to the functionality of third party applications. As a result, the beginning enterprise data model via Salesforce CRM is extremely sales and marketing centric and falls short for complex ERP requirements. While the third party applications developers can extend that model to embrace the details of a manufacturing company, it still requires careful attention. We expect that, in the near future, Salesforce will recognize the advantages they are creating with an enterprise platform and take a more active role in defining the model and the interaction with third party applications.

Oracle has created a similar application exchange naming it the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. A search for ERP yields about 100 applications. The preponderance of the results provide connections to other ERP and CRM systems or provide small focused applications to round out their ERP offerings. As you would expect, Oracle is focusing on its ERP solutions that it is delivering from the Cloud.

SAP appears to focus on its Hana platform with their SAP HANA App Center. Filtering a search on the App Center for Automotive yield 310 solutions with a result showing solutions such as "% Agriculture Land in India" and "Airline Industry Infographic." It would be a stretch to relate many of the results with automotive solutions. SAP is in the very early stages of development, as clicking a link to a solution provides virtually no information on the solution. IBM, who has partnered with SAP, provides many of those point solutions.

Google and Amazon still focus a creating a robust Cloud platform with an abundance of development tools. They provide virtually every tool and database to craft enterprise applications. There is little focus on providing enterprise application building blocks or solutions at this time.

We expect the marketplace will begin to mature rapidly when Cloud vendors realize what SAP learned years ago. When an enterprise, especially a manufacturing enterprise, makes a decision to install a new ERP system, they tend to keep and use that system for years. Many manufacturing ERP systems have been installed and running for over 20 years. Installing a new system requires major resources including the training of the entire organization that most companies do not want to undertake with any frequency. As a result, there is a long guaranteed cash flow for a company in the Cloud platform business.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

As Director of CIM at Gartner Group, T. Lee Wylie created the concept of ERP to describe the evolution of MRP into next generation business systems. He held manufacturing and engineering leadership roles in General Motors and IBM. Wylie led the team that designed and developed the plant floor systems for GM’s Saturn startup. Mr. Wylie is the chairman of the ERP Executive Vision Council for Rootstock. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Detroit.

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Very good article describing the history, the states-of-the-art and future perspectives of the ERPs in the manufacturing companies. It reflects very well the main trends since the 60's when it comes to the "make or buy" dilemma. Hybrid strategy (based on the Cloud) appears as a very promising way forward, but we are at the very beginning of the journey, both on the vendor's side and the OEM.

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IT Market Clock Research Methodology | Gartner Inc.

IT Market Clock Research Methodology | Gartner Inc. | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it
“ The useful life of every technology product or service has an end, beyond which it will be more cost-effective to retire and replace the asset than to continue maintaining it. Gartner IT Market Clocks are decision frameworks that provide a full life cycle view of technology assets - whether capabilities, products or services. They help you better evaluate the technology assets you are responsible for, so you can prioritize IT investments and build technology road maps that support business plans.”
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Common CIO Concerns, and Using Digital Business Platforms to Cope

Common CIO Concerns, and Using Digital Business Platforms to Cope | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

IT & business agility are but two of CIOs common problems. Here's how to leverage enterprise architecture and digital business platforms to ease them.

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The wider problem CIOs find with the alignment of IT and the business, is staying aligned. CIOs must cope with  an ever changing market. Investments in CAPEX (money invested to buy fixed, physical assets) set ups are approaching legacy status, in that for most businesses they’ll no longer be a viable option.


CIOs with their head in the clouds, are actually more grounded than those without.

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Data to become new profit centre for car makers

Data to become new profit centre for car makers | Enterprise Architecture | Scoop.it

With all cars expected to be connected by 2025, car makers will begin to battle over ownership of in-car behavioural data.

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Automotive companies are beginning to see some of their technology partners showing an interest in making the car a natural extension of their ‘connected life’ strategies.
The vast amounts of data that the connected car produces is only increasing and by generating analytic-driven insights, new revenue streams  will emerge.


So far, we've seen only embryonic moves in this direction, particularly from some of the luxury car brands. However, the ability to turn data from car users into revenue is still in its infancy.


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Transformation de l'expérience client digitale chez Schneider Electric - Philippe Trichet, à l'USI

La conduite d'une transformation digitale accélérée reste pour l'entreprise un programme souvent difficile à mener. 

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Comment permettre à l'entreprise de mieux connaître ses clients, mais également, au sein de l'entreprise faciliter la collaboration transversale entre les différents métiers. 

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What is Enterprise Architecture? (SAP UX Explorer - ShortVideo) - YouTube

This video is the first of a series of videos related to Enterprise Architecture. While this video starts with the question what Enterprise Architecture is a...
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One more explanation of Enterprise Architecture... A pretty good one showing how to related the different "layers" that represent the enterprise. 

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