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(September 14, 2018)

The 3 Steps to Success in EA Tool Adoption

During our recent event in New York, Christian Richter, VP of Customer Success outlined steps for successful adoption of EA tools. With more than 50,000 users across 120+ customers, the LeanIX team has seen the ups and downs of EA tool deployment. With this foundational knowledge, Christian offered up a pragmatic 3-stage approach to speeding time to value with LeanIX.

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(September 07, 2018)

EA meets ITIL: Benefits of a LeanIX-ServiceNow Integration

In an earlier post, we teased a ServiceNow integration use case - well, the wait is over!

During his talk at EA Connect Day New York, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Enterprise Solutions Architect, Kevin McKee, discussed the organization’s path to building a holistic technology catalog for use in developing canonical application architectures through a tightly integrated ITSM (ServiceNow) and EAM (LeanIX).

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(August 31, 2018)

Mapping Overhaul - Remapping Business Capabilities to Model Success


It’s like building the foundation for your home. When planning your enterprise architecture, a clear blueprint mapping the basic infrastructure of an organization can mean the difference between a chaotic mess or a beautiful support system.

Business capability maps provide a clear vision for future state of an organization’s applications, processes and business objects. But creating this map and understanding the impact of each capability is a daunting task, especially if your application landscape has not been well maintained over time.
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(August 28, 2018)

The Definitive Guide to Getting Started with Enterprise Architecture

 

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(August 22, 2018)

Enterprise Architecture and IT Service Management Go Together

Enterprise Architecture is and has always been, a collaborative effort. We’ve previously outlined how Enterprise Architects can use their holistic view of the enterprise to support the critical questions of their stakeholders. This article will outline how enterprise architecture and IT service management intersect and support each other.

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(August 15, 2018)

Why Enterprise Architecture is a key ingredient to  Security & Risk Management

Last year in March hackers stole sensitive data of millions of Americans from Equifax, one of America's biggest credit reporting agencies. In this massive breach, data including passports credit card numbers, driver's licenses as well as the Social Security numbers of nearly 146 million consumers were stolen.

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(August 07, 2018)

Enterprise Architecture Terms to Know [Glossary]

Enterprise architects are often challenged by the many enterprise architecture terms with conflicting interpretations. This dilemma calls for a glossary that provides concise, consistent definitions of relevant terms.

Here you'll find all the enterprise architecture terms that are used on a regular basis along with their definitions. If you want to go deeper into a particular concept, each entry includes a link to a lesson where you can learn more.

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(August 03, 2018)

Step-by-Step Framework for Mastering Application Rationalization

Application portfolio rationalization is the act of streamlining the existing application portfolio with an explicit goal of improving efficiency, reducing complexity, and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) through a myriad of processes. Application rationalization sets the basis for other cost-saving endeavors, including:

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(August 02, 2018)

Combining the pillars of modern Enterprise Architecture: Inventory and Modeling

Let’s review two indispensable tools for any self-respecting Enterprise Architect (EA): Inventorying and Modeling.

Both mechanisms provide unique advantages for handling complex IT ecosystems—and both present limitations which only the other can improve. 

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(August 02, 2018)

Why Enterprise Architects are Key for Digital Transformation (and how to get involved)

The words ‘digital transformation’ can be heard everywhere. Constantly mentioned in a business context, it may seem as if digital transformation is here to overthrow entire industries. At LeanIX, we view digital transformation as an important tool to redefine your business and catapult your organization swiftly into the digital age.

What exactly is digital transformation, and why is it key for enterprise architects to get involved?

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