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(January 22, 2019)

Travelling to Azure with LeanIX: Why and How

Packing your bags the right way

 

At a glance:

  • Azure is one of the five leading Infrastructure-as-a-Services used by enterprises to widen scaling efforts and accelerate digital transformations. 
  • LeanIX's EA Management Tool provides multi-functional methods to align IT and Business needs to practically evaluate cloud-readiness.
  • Migrating to Azure is an opportunity to clear redundant and/or costly applications while fortifying existing technological assets. 
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(January 21, 2019)

What It Means to Be "Smart": The Current State of the IoT

Re-thinking what we're sold

 

There’s a phrase I’ve recently been thinking too much about.

“Smart Mobility”.

Heard of it before? It’s (admittedly) one of these things that suggests everything and nothing at the same time—that very type of speech that hollows out language and makes Samuel Johnson’s ghost cry.

Yet maybe its vagueness is just an inevitable consequence of its magnitude.

Hear me out…

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(January 16, 2019)

Kindred Spirits: LeanIX's Confluence Integration

It's here

 

André Christ, CEO and co-founder of LeanIX, delighted attendees at EA Connect Days 2018 by announcing his company’s EA Management Tool’s integration with Confluence—an industry-favourite wiki platform for writing and sharing content amongst teams.

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(January 16, 2019)

An Enterprise Architecture approach for managing Technology Risks

In the realm of the information technology industry, every new technology is a potential risk factor as we don’t yet know the extent of the consequences (positive or negative) of using the technology for supporting business processes. Enterprise Architecture is critical for assessing the pros and cons of new technologies for the overall architectural fitness of an enterprise.

 

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(January 14, 2019)

The Power of Business Capabilities: A Metis Strategy Perspective

Best practices from capability experts

 

Technology will only continue to accelerate as it moves from backstage to center stage, and I believe this evolution puts a premium on the technology leader’s ability to act as a bridge and translator between the technology and the business world. . . technology leaders must speak in a language that is concise, compelling, and easy to understand.

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(January 11, 2019)

Important Enterprise Architecture Events of 2019

Where and when

 

At a glance: 

  • Atlassian Summit: April 9-11, Las Vegas
  • Knowledge 2019: May 5-9, Las Vegas
  • Forrester Digital Transformation & Innovation 2019: May 14-15, Chicago
  • (1) Gartner EA and Technology & Information Summit 2019: May 14-15, Orlando
  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019: May 20-23, Barcelona
  • EAMKon 2019: May 21-23, Stuttgart
  • (2) Gartner EA and Technology & Information Summit 2019: June 3-4, London
  • Forrester Digital Transformation & Innovation Europe 2019: June 4-5, London
  • Evanta CIO Executive Summit 2019: June 25, Atlanta
  • The Architecture Gathering: October 10-11, Munich
  • Gartner Symposium/ITxpo: October 20-24, Orlando
  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019: November 18-21, San Diego

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(January 09, 2019)

Information Architects: Artificial Intelligence's Best Friend

What's the connection?

 

At a glance:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) can only leverage information that has first been carefully structured.
  • Information Architecture (IA) can prepare enterprises and their data for AI deployment to enact accurate and strategic analytic decision-making.
  • AI systems require supervision, planning, and cleansed data.
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(January 08, 2019)

Enterprise Architecture for Cloud Transformation Management

The quest of an enterprise for efficiency, cost consolidation and exploration of new sources of revenue is not something new. This quest pushes enterprises to routinely come up with newer and more efficient ways of doing business to remain ahead of the competition curve. Cloud Transformation (moving IT infrastructure to the cloud) is one of those contemporary endeavours.

 

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(January 07, 2019)

Steps to a Successful Microsoft Azure Migration

 A four-phase approach to migrating to the cloud

 

IT professionals the world over crave simplicity and order when migrating enterprise applications to Microsoft Azure. Just as the business and technological benefits of a successful cloud transfer are clear (agility, cost, assurance, etc.), so too are the perils of a mismanaged move (impaired scalability, loss of data, business interruption, etc.).

 Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform used for building, deploying, and managing applications and services via a global network of Microsoft data centres. It includes an ever-growing collection of integrated services related to analytics, databases, identity, and storage management.

A four-phase approach to an Azure migration that takes into account any and all application data handling requirements, security, and compliance variables is the following:

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(January 04, 2019)

Agile and Enterprise Architecture: A Strategic Alliance

A coupling of speed and collaboration

 

Many enterprises claim that The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a waterfall model that does not meet their expectations for modern Enterprise Architecture. Instead they adopt a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology to design their enterprises.¹

To note, the three pillars of Enterprise Architecture are: Alignment, Insight, and Quality. 

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