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(February 20, 2019)

How to Start TOGAF With an Enterprise Architecture Tool

Building your dream architecture in the digitalized, agile world


TOGAF—The Open Group Architectural Framework—has been used by Enterprise Architects (EAs) as a common language to plot development strategies for more than 25 years.

It’s big. Version 9.2 big.

But with TOGAF’s evolving library of definitions and symbology comes the unavoidable struggle to implement its powerful framework in an agile way. 

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(February 14, 2019)

Reference Architecture & Frameworks: A Consolidation

Another lesson by Sameer Paradkar


Reference architectures are standardized architectures that provide a frame of reference for a vertical domain or sector. Reference models or architectures provide a common vocabulary, reusable designs, and industry best practices. They are not solution architectures (i.e., they are not implemented directly) but used rather as a constraint for more concrete architectures. Typically, a reference architecture includes common architecture principles, patterns, building blocks, and standards.

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(February 12, 2019)

Viewpoints to Providing Value to Enterprise Architecture Stakeholders

The eight people you must impress


At a glance: 

  • Software Developers
  • Business Process Managers
  • Finance Officers
  • CIOs
  • Data Security & Compliance Officers
  • Solution Architects
  • IT Program Management
  • CTOs
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(February 07, 2019)

Further Education: 12 Certificates for Enterprise Architects

Higher learning to solidify your expertise


At a glance:

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect
  • EC Council Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA)
  • CISSP Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP)
  • The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA)
  • Dell EMC Proven Professional Cloud architect training and certification
  • Axelos ITIL Master Certification
  • Google Professional Cloud Architect
  • Red Hat Certified Architect
  • Salesforce Certified Technical Architect
  • Professional Cloud Solutions Architect Certification
  • Salesforce Certified Technical Architect
  • Professional Cloud Solutions Architect Certification
  • The Open Group TOGAF 9 Certification
  • The Virtualization Council Master Infrastructure Architect Certification
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(February 05, 2019)

Top Data Breaches of 2018 (and the Purely Coincidental Benefits of Technology Risk Management with LeanIX)

Change your password, cover your webcam, and grab some popcorn


At a glance:

  • Facebook (29 million users affected)
  • Chegg (40 million)
  • Google+ (52.5 million)
  • MyHeritage (92 million)
  • Quora (100 million)
  • MyFitnessPal (150 million)
  • Exactis (340 million)
  • Aadhaar (1.1 billion)
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(February 04, 2019)

Enterprise Architecture's Renaissance: Thoughts on a Revived Discipline

Have we entered a golden age?  


At a glance:

  • To use EA to promote logical technology standards in large-scale organizations plus provide an accessible inventory of digital assets.
  • To use EA to distribute interdepartmental knowledge while offering leadership during major projects.
  • To leverage as many users as possible in the EA process and to maintain and publish a criteria of EA KPIs—just as any other business unit would do for internal operations.
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(January 24, 2019)

The New Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture: Top 2018 Blog Posts Grouped By Topic

Developments in Enterprise Architecture are clues into the direction headed by industry as a whole. Looking equally at the services adopted by large-scale organizations and the very authors of their implementation strategies can predict future market positions with surprising accuracy.

Now a boardroom activity, EAs are entrusted to activate the solutions that once they only submitted in writing—and the quality of the designs tools and methodologies they champion to tame disruptive technology is a potent measurement of an enterprise’s potential.

So, without keeping you waiting, let’s see what characterized EA in 2018 (and the LeanIX Blog Posts that covered it along the way).

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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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