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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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35 companies from across the world walked away with the iCMG Architecture Excellence Award 2016 during the glittering awards night held at The Le Meridien, Bangalore (India) on the 8th of September, 2016. The winners were selected from more than 200 nominations for four different categories - technical, business, enterprise and industry verticals.   Globally, organizations are working on new ideas and creating products and services to ascertain their competitive edge. While the never ending noise (opinions) influences every project team and their work, it's difficult to pinpoint the exact recipe to what it takes to be successful.   One thing...
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