Need is the mother of Invention or Innovation?

Accidental Empires There is a subtle difference between Invention and Innovation. An invention is mainly when someone describes a new product or process for the first time whereas Innovation happens when someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to a product, service, or process .  From where I sit, I believe the need is the Read more about Need is the mother of Invention or Innovation?[…]

Business Modeling

The business architecture (BA) encompasses the business vision, strategy, governance, organization and key business process information, as well as the interaction between these concepts. A knowledge of business is a prerequisite for business architecture work like in any other domain (data, application, integration, infrastructure and security), and therefore is the first architecture activity that needs Read more about Business Modeling[…]

Best way to ensure peace is to be ready for war!

The Intranet is Dead   Once we know something, we get accustomed to it, we start trusting it. I think this goes back centuries, when Romans said, “The best way to ensure peace is to be ready for war”. The security architecture has taken the same philosophy forward, “The best way to ensure Security, is Read more about Best way to ensure peace is to be ready for war![…]

Enterprise Technology Architecture

Technology Modeling The Technology Layer of the Essential Meta Model is concerned with the Technology that provides and supports the systems that are in use in the organization – both software and hardware technology. As with the other layers of the core meta-model, the Technology Layer is split into the following views:   Conceptual – The Read more about Enterprise Technology Architecture[…]

Make up your mind, is it Information or Data?

D-I-K-W Pyramid It was for a while I wondered if Data and Information are interchangeable. Actually, they are NOT, but when it comes to Architecture, almost everyone thinks (except for Information Architects)  Data Architecture and Information Architecture are same. One of my colleague, who is now president of local DAMA chapter pointed me to DKIW Read more about Make up your mind, is it Information or Data?[…]

You can never get enough of Application Architecture

Application Architecture Overview Gartner defines Application Architecture as “Application architecture combines a core set of solution architecture design artifacts with architecture and design best practices to effectively guide application construction, deployment, ongoing performance and continued evolution of the application portfolio. A disciplined approach to application architecture enables real business value, enhances the organization’s leverage, facilitates Read more about You can never get enough of Application Architecture[…]

Enterprise Stack for Governance

Enterprise Information Technology Stack

Just how many layers are in Enterprise Information Technology Stack? Every framework that you come across has different ways of explaining the stacking or layering nature of Architecture, up to the point that you may think is there another way of looking at architecture. Archimate (although being part of The Open Group) suggests there are Read more about Enterprise Information Technology Stack[…]

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Enterprise Model – First Cut

What is an enterprise model? Enterprise Model is a process and a technique within to create a construct of components and their relationships and behaviors with each other with varying levels of abstractions to suit stakeholder needs. Although there are several attempts to define Enterprise Model, none of them define a comprehensive one, but can Read more about Enterprise Model – First Cut[…]

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EA Modeling : Complex Vs Complicated

Emmeche took a scientific approach towards describing complexity in life sciences in his article named “Aspects of Complexity in Life and Science”. Reflecting back from past experience, complex problems will require a complex solution and in turn, may result in a complex system. Complex systems are different than a complicated system although they are usually confused with Read more about EA Modeling : Complex Vs Complicated[…]

Enterprise Architecture – Generation Difference

Enterprise architecture is like Generation X thing for so many of IT professionals now. Enterprise Architecture was conceptualized and developed to reality by Generation X. They believed in it, they practiced it. Generation Y and Z are not the same people, they grew up with Digital Media, Rule following just because someone said so is not their Read more about Enterprise Architecture – Generation Difference[…]