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The significance of value in architecture

Business architecture is not just about business capabilities and business processes, it's foremost about optimizing value for your customers.

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What is the Zachman Framework? A matrix for managing enterprise architecture

The Zachman Framework uses a 36-column matrix to help organize your company’s enterprise architecture and lend insight into your organization’s IT assets.

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Top 13 enterprise architecture tools for 2020

These popular and emerging EA tools offer businesses everything they need to support enterprise architecture and digital transformation.

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5 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 4 going cold

When it comes to infrastructure and production systems, stability is king. And yet change persists, as organizations seek greater security and faster speeds — without sacrificing reliability.

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7 traits of successful enterprise architects

In an age of digital transformation, businesses need someone who can plan and build a forward-looking systems infrastructure. Here's how to find that elusive expert.

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Career roadmap: Enterprise architect

The enterprise architect role has emerged as one of the most pivotal in IT, especially for companies in the midst of a digital transformation. Here’s a look at what it takes to become an enterprise architect.

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12 dark secrets of technical debt

Software development is never done. Whatever feature requests that fall by the wayside or later crop up become an amorphous, hard-to-define debt with payback rules all its own.

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Effective data modeling

Understanding data is a prerequisite to gaining control of any enterprise. But understanding is only useful if that knowledge can be shared and transmitted. Effective data modeling should be a primary focus of any enterprise architect....

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Enterprise architecture short- and long-term wins

As they incorporate business architecture into their practice, enterprise architects are becoming essential contributors to the success of their organization.

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What is architecture?

Traditional architecture frameworks are complicated, requiring multiple layers of interlinked artifacts. Getting down to the core purposes of architecture makes it both simpler and more effective.

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The enterprise architect’s ecosystem in an agile enterprise

Agile organizations are becoming more common because of the increased appreciation for their transformational gains. With this movement, we are assisting at the emergence of a new breed of enterprise architects that are becoming...

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The future of system architecture

Shifting the focus from deploying systems to reconfiguring existing resources to increase enterprise capability.

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7 steps to a well-architected cloud

Efficient cloud architectures don't emerge out of thin air. The best environments are constructed piece-by-piece from the ground up.

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Fine tuning SAFe with architecture

Architects and agile teams should stop working in silos. Their approaches are complementary, not conflictual. The harmonization between architecture and agile teams can contribute to the delivery of successful projects aligned to...

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PaaS, part one: The BLT

Since the term "platform" can have many interpretations, enterprise architects and business strategy leaders must provide clarity to help organizations hone their platform ambitions.

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Managing enterprise application architectures in 2020: the game has changed!

Enterprise architecture teams that attempt to rationalize and standardize employee engagement applications do so at their own peril. Their recommendations will likely be ignored and their roles as champions of technology innovation...

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Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips

The move to microservices represents a sea change in application development. Here’s how to unpack the complexity of such a big shift.

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Top 11 enterprise architecture tools

These popular and emerging EA tools offer businesses everything they need to support enterprise architecture and digital transformation.

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