(August 04, 2017)

The Week in Enterprise Architecture #31 | 2017

Years ago, Microsoft's CEO described open source as a cancer. Times have changed. On Wednesday the company announced it’s joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a top tier platinum member, costing Microsoft $370,000 per year. Has the EA role become obsolete? Or is it just inappropriately named? Thanks to the latest algorithms from MIT and Google, our phones will be capable of retouching our photos like a professional photographer in real time, before we take them. How can EAs use digital transformation as digital empowerment? Jason Bloomberg informs us in his latest white paper listed below.

What else has happened in the EAM world this past week? Continue reading below.

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(August 03, 2017)

The Continuous Reform of EU Data Protection Rules

Theres no question - The European Comission cares about the protection of your data. From early 2012 until now, the European Commission, the Council, and the Parliament has continually met to update the laws and regulations regarding the data protection of its citizens.

 

In this article we summarize the history of EU data protection.

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(August 02, 2017)

Challenges With Implementing Microservice Architecture

In a previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of implementing microservices with Big Data. 

In life, we know that when you make a choice, you also choose the consequence. The consequences of moving to a microservice framework from a monolithic framework pail in comparison to the benefits, but there are a few notable challenges.

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(August 01, 2017)

Benefits of Using Microservices With Big Data Applications

 

The implementation of microservices has been on the rise recently - for good reason. In a previous blog, we've detailed the benefits of building your applications on a microservice architecture. On a microservice architecture, your applications run as many different services on various servers rather than one large code base.

 

How can microservices complement the integration of Big Data applications? 

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(July 31, 2017)

Enterprise Architects and the GDPR

In our second blog of our series "Mastering the GDPR with Enterprise Architecture", we will focus on Enterprise Architects and the GDPR.

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(July 29, 2017)

4 Things Enterprise Architects Should Know About Big Data

 

According to a 2016 IDG study, large enterprises have embraced the rise of data analytics, with 78% agreeing that data strategy, collection and analysis have the potential to completely change the way they do business. Before the insights of consumer trends were collected and analyzed, businesses first created a product, then spent costly marketing dollars to shape the minds of consumers to desire said product.


That model has changed.

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(July 28, 2017)

The Week in Enterprise Architecture #30 | 2017

Machine Learning and IoT are at the very peak of Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Organizations are scramblig to figure out how their IT landscape can take full advantage of these trends. Stan Hanks, CTO of Columbia Ventures Corp explains why many non-tech companies prefer to hang on to costly in-house IT infastructure instead of moving to the simpler, faster, more convenient and affordable cloud. Have you considered the coupled value of the cloud and DevOps for your organization? Tech giants Spotify and Netflix believe that the Cloud and DevOps make the perfect marriage.

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(July 27, 2017)

The Role of an EA in a Lean Enterprise

 

As a seasoned EA, you’ve seen these words being thrown around frequently recently - agility, digital transformation, containers, microservices - but what do they all really mean for your day to day operations?  Can you ignore them as empty buzzwords, and keep functioning like before?

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(July 26, 2017)

The GDPR Is Coming - Are Your Cloud Apps Compliant?


As you may know, t
he EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in full effect on May 25, 2018. As we discussed in a previous article, the aims of this regulation are to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons and to also ensure their right to protection of personal data as well as the free movement of said data.

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(July 26, 2017)

Know the Difference - Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile.

With digital transformation pushing companies to produce software at a faster rate, recent frameworks have been created to deliver at a quicker rate. Kanban and Scrum frameworks both optimize the work process, allow for large tasks to be broken down and completed efficiently, and have tangible benefits to improving your team’s working style. But which method is best for your company? Understanding the difference between Scrum and Kanban will help you choose the right path for your enterprise.

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