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Enterprise Architecture: Key to Successful Business Transformations

Posted by Marc Lankhorst on July 14th, 2014 | Number of views: 1173

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In a recent article on Forbes.com with the provocative title “Is Enterprise Architecture Completely Broken?”, Jason Bloomberg gives a scathing critique of the state of practice in EA. His main point is that many enterprise architects overly focus on documentation and frameworks, instead of delivering real value and effecting business change.

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Welcome in the world of BPMN 2.0 – Some valuable tips!

Posted by Bas Beuger on July 9th, 2014 | Number of views: 1

In this blog I elaborate about the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) standard, which  advantages it brings you and how you should use this standard in a powerful manner. BPMN is   the de facto international standard for modeling business processes.

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How About Strategy? – Learning about strategic alignment

Posted by Henry Franken on June 19th, 2014 | Number of views: 1090

Nowadays, organizations operate in a dynamic and fast changing environment which makes formulating a consistent strategy a challenging task and executing that strategy even more difficult. More than half of organizations surveyed in previous economic studies indicated that they have not been successful at executing strategic initiatives.

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Are Direct Messages really private, or not?

Posted by Wil Janssen on June 11th, 2014 | Number of views: 440

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Social media have penetrated our lives. We share ideas, experiences, thought, complaints, and compliments with everybody. At the same time we see quite some controversy concerning the  privacy policies of companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Some people even think that European privacy regulation does not apply to them, as they are US-based...

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Systems are temporary, data is forever

Posted by Bas van Gils on June 2nd, 2014 | Number of views: 642

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"Data” is a big topic for many organizations. It may not come as a surprise that a lot is being said and written about using / securing / managing data. From a technical perspective, topics that are increasingly popular are big data, open data, and linked data, frequently in conjunction...

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Your enterprise and social media?! We’ve got an IDEA!

Posted by Bas Beuger on May 8th, 2014 | Number of views: 703

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Social media is indispensable from the organizational environment. Where people collaborate interaction exists and since society’s large-scale adoption of the internet, social media shaped online conversations about, with and within organizations. Social media is a fact of life; it is no longer the question whether an organization should use social...

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Achieving agility with data virtualization (2/2)

Posted by Bas van Gils on May 6th, 2014 | Number of views: 671

This posting is the follow up from a previous post where we described the need for agility as well as a setting where we believe that data virtualization techniques can help.

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Marc Lankhorst

The Value of Enterprise Architecture in Managing Risk, Compliance and Security

Posted by Marc Lankhorst on May 2nd, 2014 | Number of views: 1088

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In my first blog post of 2014, I described how enterprise architecture delivers value in its relationship with other disciplines within the enterprise. I showed you the picture below, outlining this context of EA, and described the main focus areas of BiZZdesign’s EA service line in 2014:

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LeanCoach. Analysis – Waste Scan

Posted by Peter Matthijssen & Jan-Jaap Elskamp on May 1st, 2014 | Number of views: 531

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In this blog post we will zoom in the Waste Scan Technique, a Lean technique that is part of the Analysis phase in the DMAIC cycle. Previous blog posts discussed different techniques of the Measure and Define Phase, and next posts will elaborate on other Analysis techniques.

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The Value of Reference Architectures

Posted by Marc Lankhorst on April 28th, 2014 | Number of views: 2317

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In my previous blog post I wrote about value-driven enterprise architecture and its relations to different disciplines within the enterprise. In this blog, I want to focus on the added value of using reference architectures.

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