(April 16, 2018)

What to Make of Blockchain as an Enterprise Architect - Part Two

In the previous installment, we have explained blockchain and its supporting components. In this article, we will cover enterprise blockchain use cases, and the critical questions to ask before implementation. 

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(April 09, 2018)

 What to Make of Blockchain as an Enterprise Architect - Part One

One of the top promising trends on the tech landscape is blockchain. Blockchain technology is sweeping the world with possibility and has the potential to spark a considerable change in the workflow of business procedures and pave the way for innovation and growth. In the business world, blockchain will radically change the enterprise by eliminating third-party facilitators, increasing data security and efficiency, and increasing the speed of transactions. Gartner projects that blockchain’s business value-add will grow to $176 billion by 2025. Want to know how enterprise architecture and blockchain intersect? 

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(April 02, 2018)

9 Use Cases Solved With Enterprise Architecture: Part Three

In a previous post, we highlighted three use cases solved with Enterprise Architecture: Integration Architecture, Technology Obsolescence, and Data Compliance. For a full overview of these Enterprise Architecture use cases, and specialized EA tools may help, see this post

This third and final installment of the 9 uses cases solved with Enterprise Architecture; we highlight the following four use-cases: Standards Governance, Monolith to Microservices, Cloud Transformation, and IoT Architecture.

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(March 26, 2018)

9 Use Cases Solved With Enterprise Architecture: Part Two

In a previous post, we highlighted two use cases solved with Enterprise Architecture: Post Merger Harmonization and Application Rationalization. For a full overview of these Enterprise Architecture use cases, and specialized EA tools may help, see this post

This second installment of the 9 uses cases solved with Enterprise Architecture; we highlight the following three use-cases: Integration Architecture, Technology Obsolescence, and Data Compliance. 

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(March 19, 2018)

9 Use Cases Solved With Enterprise Architecture: Part One

What value proposition does enterprise architecture provide? Three short years ago, the demand for Enterprise Architects was on the decline - leaving many to believe that the days of Enterprise Architecture were over. Currently, digital transformation has uncovered the true value of Enterprise Architecture. With correct Enterprise Architecture Management in place, organizations can build a holistic view of their strategy, processes, information, and IT assets to support the most efficient and secure IT environment.

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(March 12, 2018)

The Cost of Self-Made Enterprise Architecture

Software and hardware projects account for a significant portion of the annual IT spend - 31% and 37% respectively. As innovative enterprises are continually searching for ways to cut costs, business leaders will often opt for using a cheaper but unfit tool over professional solutions. While it may be tempting to start out with what appears to be less costly, these solutions will cost your company more in the long run. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc., are not specialized enough to produce professional Enterprise Architecture support or end results.

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(February 26, 2018)

How Application Rationalization Contributes to the Bottom Line - Part Two

In a previous post, we made the business case for application rationalization, and highlighted the key levers to save. This post details a comprehensive guide to application rationalization for your enterprise. 

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(February 19, 2018)

How Application Rationalization Contributes to the Bottom Line - Part One

In today’s world, businesses with an agile IT landscape are better prepared for the inevitable changes that digital transformation creates. To keep up with the rapidly accelerating pace of business, enterprises have amassed thousands of applications in their portfolios as a result of various drivers, including strategic mergers and acquisitions, organizational changes, hardware upgrades, and the adaption of cutting-edge technology.

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(February 12, 2018)

Realizing Post Merger Synergies with Enterprise Architecture - Part Three

In our final installment of Realizing Post Merger Synergies with Enterprise Architecture, we evaluate the costs of an M&A and implement planning going forward. This article continues with steps 3-4 of the five-step approach to consolidate IT landscapes. Click here for step one, and here for steps 2-3

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(February 05, 2018)

Realizing Post Merger Synergies with Enterprise Architecture - Part Two

In a previous post, we reported the challenges for successful IT integration following a merger. In this post, we continue the five-step approach to consolidate IT landscapes.  The previous post also detailed how companies organize applications to user groups and business capabilities, which makes it possible to assess redundancies and gaps in IT support in both dimensions.

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