What Happens When Centralized IT No Longer Exists?

|   When we get used to something, we often think it will never change but it does eventually; who bought a house in 2006 and assumed the value would surely keep going up?

Blogging From the IBM Big Data Symposium - Big Is More Than Just Big

|   Just attended a Big Data symposium courtesy of IBM and thought I’d share a few insights, as probably many of you have heard the term but are not sure what it means to you.

Not Your Grandfather's Data Warehouse - Big Data and Virtualization Impact your EDW Architecture

|   As I dig into my initial research, it dawned on me - some technology trends are having an impact on information management/data warehouse (DW) architectures, and EAs should consider these when planning out their firm's road map. The next thought I had - this wasn't completely obvious when I began....

Closing the Innovation Gap

|   You may have noticed that this blog's subject matter covers EA practices, challenges and strategy but does not say much about technology. While this has been important over the past few years to move EA out of a pure-play technologist role, I think it is time for a change.

The ‘Order-Deliver’ IT Model is Broken

|   The current IT Delivery model will not support tomorrow's competitive environment.It simply takes too long. While the Business is "ordering" and IT is "delivering", another more nimble competitor has pulled their business partners into the kitchen and prepared a better dish,...

The Essential EA Toolkit Part 4 - An Enterprise Roadmap

|   After taking Q4-10 off, I'm energized and back to blogging. Several of you have inquired about completion timing of the EA Toolkit series, so here is part 4(.1). - 

The Anthropology of Data

|   I wrote this in March 2010 on my personal blog,

The Essential EA Toolkit Part 3 - An Architecture Governance Process

|   The Essential EA Toolkit is a four-part blog on some recommended tools for Enterprise Architecture Teams. By "tools" I mean a few well-executed deliverables or processes that contribute enormous value to the organization (read Enterprise). These are not technologies; they require only...

EA Blogosphere Update (August 2010) - Better Late Than Never

|   [Apologize, I should have posted this two weeks ago, but my day job and life kept setting other priorities.] The overriding theme for August was Governance. I guess because it is annual planning time for Fortune 500 America. Before I cover some interesting posts, here is a definition of Governance...

Cloudsourcing

|   Cloudsourcing is the combination of Cloud Computing and Outsourcing. Individually, they are impacting how Enterprise Architecture is practiced; together they form a driving force for evolution of the practice.

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