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The Enterprise Architecture Blog

Analyst Picks: Independent Research Firm Names LeanIX a Strong Performer in EAMS

New Forrester Wave identifies the need for Enterprise Architects to focus more on strategy and asset management 


Enterprise Architects have been talking—and the right people have been listening.

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An Enterprise Architecture Framework for Cloud Adoption

A guide on how to perform Enterprise Architecture in cloud-based environments


Enterprise Architecture (EA) functions to assist enterprises in building structural foundations to match proposed business strategies. It captures the vision of an enterprise by integrating its dimensions to contextualize transformation strategies, organizational structures, business capabilities, data pools, IT applications, and all technology objects. Every business unit of an enterprise is subject to change, and each change may have significant consequences throughout organizational domains.

An enterprise that wants to adopt the cloud across all the business units must have a mature and well-formed understanding of its Enterprise Architecture and a clear view of components therein.

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Introduction to Kubernetes: What It Can Do and When to Use It

Conducting a Kubernetes symphony


Let’s talk Kubernetes—a powerful method of running applications that has become a staple of modern enterprises.

At its core, Kubernetes is a way to rope digital services together, or “cluster” them, to help developers streamline the process of scaling applications to meet changing operational demands.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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