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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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We introduced our IT Architecture course in 1999 when the use of word "Architecture" was still rare in the context of Enterprise or IT. In the last 17 years, we have seen growing adoption and interest in the subject. It's encouraging to see that "IT Architecture" is getting recognized as a critical element for enterprise survival as well as success. In the last 7 years alone, we have assessed over 2000 plus projects (& initiatives) and the progress on ground is not very encouraging. The idea of IT "Architecture" is often confused with IT "Implementation". The challenges related to growing...
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In any organization, goal is to increase the profit by increasing revenue. Then one of the way is to expand their business and to accommodate their expansion, they need to have a process and a system in order to manage different projects as part of business expansion.Now the question is , business defines the requirements but they also insist that they should not see much gap between the requirements and implementation.To understand this, we need to look into various aspects, like requirements, process, rules, data, network, etc..In the First part , let us focus on the requirement management and why we...
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