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Government Organisations and Agencies are focusing more on more in delivering Customer centric services. Banking and Financial Services Industry that has been well known for early technology adoption has been very active with large scale Business Transformation Programs. Not to be outdone, Education, Hospitality and Utilities industries have kicked off several transformation programs with customer centricity in mind. This year’s “ANZ & Asia Pacific Architecture Excellence Awards 2017” has received nominations from 15 Companies in BFSI, Government, Hospitality, FinTech, Logistics, Education, Utilities Industry Groups in the ANZ and Asia Pacific Region. Here, I will give you a brief overview of the...
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Data Architecture Assessment

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Problem Definition I had a chance to review Data Architecture of a small ERP (I’m citing an example of sales module where address and invoice tables de-normalized to accommodate some of address attribute in the Invoice table) in a firm which has small database (in terms of table only having 50 tables and few stored procedures as well because of bad coding practicef) but I found that those are quite messy. They were using structured data architecture and implemented database in RDBMS server so, in that case, the implemented database structures should have been in, and at least, the 3rd Normal...
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Enterprises are complex living organisms that need to address their own “Health Issues” to survive and thrive. When they ignore this it results in premature “Death” of the Enterprise. Over the years, while the average life expectancy of human beings has improved tremendously, the life expectancy of Enterprises have come down. It is interesting to note that human life expectancy has improved after a thorough understanding of Human Anatomy and improved Diagnostics. A key to fixing Enterprise Disorders is the understanding of Enterprise “Anatomy” and improved Enterprise “X-Rays”. It is also interesting to note that thousands of Business and IT Managers...
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In today’s world of rapidly evolving Enterprises, we hear about major corporations closing shop, getting taken over or pulling the plug on large scale programs due to over spending etc., This is because in many cases, Executive Ideas never get implemented in the way they were supposed to be. Strategies at various levels of the Enterprises are either inconsistent or incomplete. So, how do you analyse strategies for completion and consistency? For example, how do you analyse IT Strategy in a systematic way to see if it is aligned with Business Strategy? This is especially hard when you realise that Business...
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Globally, organizations are working on offsetting economic dampening behavior with new products and services in regular interval. CEOs are working hard to retain their market share. Very often, results are not favorable due to the inherent business complexity and associated business structure. As a result, even incremental changes are expensive and time-consuming. In 2014 November, Chief Executive magazine reported that nearly 90% of the CEO's have failed to meet their target. Almost 40 CEOs in the Retail industry were replaced in 2014 that included likes of Walmart, Barnes & Noble, GAP, etc. Ideally speaking Enterprise Architecture should have been used for...
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