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Last month, while meeting C-Level executives who are pursuing multiple initiatives to reinforce their business competitiveness, it was pretty evident that they are betting big money on new initiatives without knowing anything about the anatomy of company beforehand. Each one had their share of issues and problems at hand.  Here, is a quick look at the key points from three Chief Operating Officers (COOs). One from a leading bank in the Middle East, another one from a global leading remittance and bill payment service provider and third one from a Doctor who is managing operations of chain of 20 hospitals specialized in cancer treatment...
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You might not be aware but your enterprise has an Enterprise Architecture, so you better start cashing in on its benefits. It would be a big waste not to because every day time and effort is spent on your Enterprise Architecture. And there is no way to stop this, EA is not an option, it is a necessity. When I look at the things I do, like doing small jobs in my garage or preparing a meal, I follow a certain pattern. Somehow I transformed random activities into fixed patterns. Not because I had to, not because I needed to cooperate...
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Following is a set of Strategy statements from a Telecom carrier Merger scenario: 1) “In response to the dramatic change in the Telecommunications and Media sector we will offer High speed data services over Broadband, VoIP and IPT offering with high speed access to these services anytime anywhere” 2) “In order to reduce demand on call centres we will need to enable customers to do more for themselves via the web – for example to subscribe to new services, change their service packages and resolve their own Billing enquiries” 3) “Our Legacy systems of 5 Billing Systems, 7 CRM’s and multiple...
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CEO of a Pharmaceuticals company wants to reduce the “Time to Market” of bringing in a new drug. CEO of a Bank wants to provide Mobile Banking and Payment Services using Social Media. CEO of a Retail organisation wants to extend their Retail Channels. CEO of an Energy company wants to diversify to alternate sources of Power. These are Enterprise Problems and need Architecting or Re-Architecting the Enterprise. What is the likely scenario here? He or She might ask their Corporate Strategy and Planning dept to come up with a Strategy and Plan. Lets assume for a moment that the CEO...
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I would like to share my takeaways from the workshop, following Krish's blog post. As you can see from the accompanying photo, this hands-on workshop was held in a compact and cosy room which makes it even more interactive.  Consequently, there was constant exchange of thoughts, questions and answers between everyone in the room, instructors and students alike. A few such exchanges are worth sharing with the wider audience of architects in this forum. It seems like a monumental effort to attempt to populate an enterprise anatomy, given that it represents the ontology of the holistic enterprise.  While this effort cannot to be under-estimated, it was generally...
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