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Business Architecture: Investment vs. Cost

When times get tough, revenues have a way of disappearing. Expenses, however, tend to stick around without deliberate and often painful action. The mantra is to “cut costs” or “drive costs out of the system” (these are not the same thing). During this cost-cutting process, the distinction is often made between a profit center and

Thoughts on Solution Architecture

When you think about it, a project in solution architecture is a nightmare waiting to happen. Your task is to build a working solution out of separate, often pre-existing components, integrating them along the way. You may have to work within environmental, contextual, and other constraints, and some of your methods and tools may be forced

On the Value of Business Architecture

Scott A. Whitmire April, 2017 There has been an on-going debate about the value of business architecture, with three main groups of participants. Each group has their focus that colors their view of this value. This article discusses those views and provides an alternative point of view that may prove useful. The first group consists

ITARC Stockholm April 26

Join us for our 10th annual Stockholm ITARC- Politics for Architects. The conference will be carried out over two days with presentations, work-shops and training from some of the greatest minds in technology strategy and innovation. Other great elements to look forward to are peer to peer interaction and networking with unique insights on different

10 Steps to Getting Ahead of Business

Digital Strategy happens close to the customer. And before we go to far, when I say customer I am not talking about your IT customer. I am talking about the Customer, capital C. The one that spends their time and money with your business. Business units that are close to these people have the best

Driving a New Generation of Digital Leader at Iasa

One of the most important functions of a profession is to ensure that companies can hire the people they need to lead their organizations. In addition, a profession must help fulfill the requirements of future generations and prepare them for the jobs that will be available. This function is essential to the long term health

Dress Better! No, I mean it.

I grew up in Dallas, Tx in the 70s and 80s and I will tell you something we all knew back then, but seem to have forgotten now. You dress one level better than your audience, IF you want to have an impact. My momma told me, "Paul, it is hard enough to succeed with brain