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Thanks for your overwhelming response. We have completed the first round of evaluation. Here, is the list of entries, which have moved to the second round of evaluation. As usual, each round will result in elimination of entries. We respect the interest and efforts put forward by your organization to compete in this global architecture excellence awards competition. We look forward to interact with you again soon. Those entries which have...
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It's been a while since I posted my last blog. I am back with something pretty interesting. If you are a business and IT professional this post is for you. Read on! You are aware that with Architects Corner, we have brought Enterprise Architecture practitioners from across the globe under one roof. I must thank you all for making Architects Corner a great success! As the Architects Corner community grew, we...
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If you are a cloud provider, whether you are pure play or an internal IT department, it is very interesting to know who is buying cloud services, and why. In a recent survey by PB7 sponsored by EuroCloud Netherlands and others, a group of Dutch companies was interviewed about their motivations and hesitations around cloud computing. The survey's results were quite a bit more interesting than the usual lot. In this...
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Cloud Computing is no longer an option, but a reality in the IT landscape of almost all organizations. At the same time cloud computing has a lot of variants and choices. These choices are relevant for the IT strategy, and in some cases even the company strategy. This article outlines in a step by step way the most important questions that you can ask to come to the right cloud strategy....
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Digital Transformation is the latest Buzz Phrase that is doing the rounds. Exactly what is it? As is typical of things in the Hype cycle, nothing much is available in a clear-cut form. Several Management Consulting company white papers and blogs include the usual automation in the fold. Some others are so vague that it is all marketing, marketing and more marketing. Anyway, after a lot of “Googling”, this is my...
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Archimate as an Architecture modeling language has been gaining momentum in the past few years. Being able to represent real life situations as models is a significant part of any Architecture work. What makes it difficult is that the Architecture community which includes Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects and Designers all have their own different ways of modeling. This means each group is talking their own language and collaboration is that much...
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Cloud computing will turn the IT-value chain upside down. That will lead to dramatic changes in the way hardware and software is being marketed and managed. These changes will be most profound for IT departments and value added resellers (VARs), but computer manufacturers will feel the heat too. To illustrate this point we can take a high level view of where servers are being deployed. In 2012 Intel reported that three...
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The number one concern cited for avoiding cloud computing is security. And there is a reason for that. Cloud providers have demonstrated some spectacular failures in the past, including Amazon’s near total shutdown of an entire region, Dropbox’s authentication snafu, and innumerous cloud providers that go belly-up. However, in the long run, cloud computing is destined to become more secure than in-house IT. I will briefly describe two dynamics in the...
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  Enterprise Architecture is about structuring (or Re-structuring) an Organization’s Business and IT Capabilities. Many Organizations hardly ever attempt to “Architect” their Business and IT Capabilities. But, they are very keen to jump into solution mode and kick-off technical implementation Projects. Does it mean they do not have an “Enterprise Architecture”? Whether they know it or not, every organization has its own unique Enterprise Architecture. The only thing is, most of the time it is a shaky...
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