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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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(December 21, 2018)

Let the Good Times Roll: Forrester Includes LeanIX in EAMS Report

It’s clearly been a good year for LeanIX. Our European and North American staff count has doubled, our flagship conference was sponsored by 12 global technology leaders and received record attendance, and the other week we received a $30M Series C funding led by Insight Venture Partners with DTCP (Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners), Capnamic Ventures, and Iris Capital.

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(December 13, 2018)

Deloitte & LeanIX: Increasing IT Transparency & Steering Effectiveness

Shared needs, shared solutions

 

Cloud-based solutions are making it easier to integrate operational IT Service Management (ITSM) data into the Enterprise Architecture Management process. By doing so, enterprises can benefit from significantly enhanced IT transparency that enables better business decision-making.

 

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(December 12, 2018)

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

 How far have we come? 

 

Today’s Enterprise Architecture is equally relied on to support IT and Business needs. It is perceived less as a framework for corralling technology into clever models and plans than as a collaborative nexus to an operation’s every behaviour.

But it’s taken a while for this mindset to come about.

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(December 06, 2018)

Microservices: Their Use, Benefits, and Potential Drawbacks

The foundations of the game changer

 

Allow us to present a quick run-down on the world of microservices. Reason being, it’s a practice at the centre of how LeanIX itself works and is something we actively encourage/facilitate through our product.

Perhaps all of this will come as a review, but either way, let’s begin…

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