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The term “Enterprise Architecture” conjures up a picture of large scale activity over a long period of time after which you reap the rewards. Many organisations are so hungry for quick results that they are put off by this idea of Enterprise Architecture thus losing out on the benefits it has to offer. Enterprise Architecture could be IT centric although it does not have to be like that always. It can...
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In my earlier days, I was amazed to see the number of management and strategy frameworks. Even today, it's surprising to find that strategy models continue to be one of the least formal.  Very often available in installments of excel and PPT files, to be used at your own risk. In fact, there is NO version control or baseline for the strategy models. Try asking a Sales  Director to share sales...
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CEOs are investing a great deal in formulating winning strategies. Unfortunately, outcomes are not a pleasant experience. Globally, organizations are working on offsetting economic dampening behaviour with  new products and services in regular interval.  Very often, results are  not favorable due to inherent business complexity and associated business structure. As a result, even incremental changes are expensive and time-consuming. In absence of "Business Architecture", business strategy is just a mismanaged carnival...
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I am happy to share the finalists for the 2014 edition of Global Enterprise & IT Architecture Award competition. Only, 45 entries (out of 170 entries) have moved to the final round who are competing for 23 awards. In most categories, Jury members have shortlisted two finalists. In few categories such as Transformation and Planning, Customer Oriented Buisness Model etc. there are more than three finalists each. Currently, we have video...
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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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My experiment with iCMG Architects Corner An animated video about an Architect's life, professional priorities and role of Architects Corner.  Join "iCMG Architects Corner", the world's leading service network for practitioners & customers of Enterprise & IT Architecture...
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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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