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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


At a glance:

  • Microservices is a way to build flexible, independently deployable software for those working in service-oriented landscapes.
  • The benefits of microservices include (but aren't limited to): Autonomous deployment; lower IT costs; and stronger DevOps support.
  • Microservices inventorying is an indispensable element of modern EA Management that can be accomplished with select tools and associated integrations.

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(November 28, 2018)

The LeanIX Store Opens Its Doors


Located at https://store.leanix.net, the announcement was made by LeanIX CEO André Christ in his keynote speech at EA Connect Days 2018 in Bonn.

“We identified a critical issue where valuable time was wasted building and adopting the same types of reports across businesses,” said Christ. “The LeanIX Store solves this challenge by promoting knowledge-sharing while enabling the transparency and visibility necessary to show the strategic value of EA projects and stay version safe.”

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(November 26, 2018)

EA Connect Days 2018

How it all went down…


350+ attendees. 31 presentations by thought leaders from industry giants. 12 sponsors.

LeanIX’s EA Connect Days 2018 at Bonn’s World Conference Center was a sign of the Enterprise Architecture community’s indisputable importance in today’s corporate world.

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(November 21, 2018)

A Full Approach to Migrating to Microservices Architecture

A lesson from EA expert Sameer Paradkar


Enterprise applications are usually born as monoliths. This practice seems reasonable since the support is less demanding and the system works well from a limited scopes. Microservices take precedence, however, once a system grows too large and complex. A common practice is to break the monolith into small autonomous pieces, each deployed and sustained by an agile team while leaving the team collaboration issues behind.

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(November 14, 2018)

6 Things You Need to Know About IT Transformation Into the Cloud

...and how traditional IT must change its behaviour


You already know this, but Cloud Technology has kind of changed the business world—not just the lives of IT professionals.

Cloud-enablement, and the proliferation of SaaS systems, has advanced to a point where start-ups can harness enough capacity from leased technology to challenge industry titans without actually needing a staff of IT support engineers.

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(November 13, 2018)

6 Ways to Automate IT Effectively

André Christ shares his best practices


Life is better if IT processes become automated. When software and applications are leveraged to minimize manual labor and maximize efficiency, an atmospheric change occurs in enterprises—more smiles, an economy of compliments, children are reunited with their parents, etc.

The opposite is true, however, when sequences are built and deployed poorly. Bad automation causes a backlog of errors—ranging from technical to organizational—almost impossible to fix with architecture management alone.

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