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Adrian Grigoriu

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continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i) The transition to Shadow IT and the Cloud (ii)
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i) The transition to Shadow IT and the Cloud (ii)
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era The IT issue and the Cloud solution (i)   The revolution started with the shadow IT. Business felt satiated with the perpetual IT excuses and delays of the type "can't", "not now", "we are so busy...",  "it
continuing from The CIO in the Cloud era   Yet, business is not too happy with the IT department. I cannot imagine why, you may say. Well, IT costs a big deal in comparison with rest of a business. Consider the numbing operationa expenditure on servers, applications, licences, mai...
There are plenty of articles floating around about the role of the CIO today. Clearly, something is on people's mind. What is the problem though? The questions appear to be about the CIO’s relationship to CMO (Marketing) and CFO (Finance) chief officers and&nb...
Would you like a concise and highly visual guide to your Enterprise Modelling and Strategy Planning? This kindle book supplies an end to end method to achieve just that. It is also a reference and aide memoire for your daily work.  It exhibits -  an one page generic...
continuing Yet another definition for Business Architecture (i) Yet another definition for Business Architecture    From  
“Business Architecture represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end-to- end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders....
“Business Architecture represents holistic, multidimensional business views of: capabilities, end-to- end value delivery, information, and organizational structure; and the relationships among these business views and strategies, products, policies, initiatives, and stakeholders....
In The Evolving Role of a Cloud Architect Gunnar Menzel, Vice President & Chief Architect @ Cloud Infra, Cap Gemini Global states that "a cloud architect is responsible for making sure a cloud solution is structurally sound and fit for purpose"   continuing...
In The Evolving Role of a Cloud Architect Gunnar Menzel, Vice President & Chief Architect @ Cloud Infra, Cap Gemini Global states that "a cloud architect is responsible for making sure a cloud solution is structurally sound and fit for purpose"   continuing...
The Cloud Architect
Martin Owen, Vice President of Product Management at ERwin, posts on LinkedIn that "Enterprise Architecture is arguably one of those jobs that isn't ever finished. But I'd argue that over analysis is just as damaging to a business as the opposite. Speed is key in ac...
Martin Owen, Vice President of Product Management at ERwin, posts on LinkedIn that "Enterprise Architecture is arguably one of those jobs that isn't ever finished. But I'd argue that over analysis is just as damaging to a business as the opposite. Speed is key in ac...
continuing The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework   Any system has an architecture. An enterprise does as well. For instance there are Bus and Star styles of architectures. One of these architecture patterns must be chosen beforehand. To optim...
There are many common sense reasons, such as predictability, repeatability, consistency, standardization etc., for the use of models, templates, standards, paterns, frameworks, reference or/and generic architectures. A class in OO (Object Oriented) is a template, for ins...
In "Design thinking vs the lean startup: which one should you use?"  Graham van der Made, editor of Ventureburn, the "Start up news for investment markets", discusses the design thinking and the lean startup methods.   continuing from
Lean Start-up or Design
In "Architecture is Dying – Why EA and Agile isn’t enough to stop Shadow IT", Barry O'Reilly writes for IASA, "an association for all IT architects", that "architecture is dying"...   continuing from
continuing from Enterprise Architecture and Agile do muddy the waters of Digital Transformation   In "Architecture is Dying – Why EA and Agile isn’t enough to stop Shadow IT
In "Architecture is Dying – Why EA and Agile isn’t enough to stop Shadow IT", Barry O'Reilly writes for IASA, "an association for all IT architects", that "architecture is dying"... Barry expects though a backlash for saying this "horrible "truth".   Yet, I agree
continuing from Gartner predicts that Enterprise Architecture will focus on Digital platforms   Gartner says that by 2
Gartner: "Digital is transforming organizations and EA itself, with digital business platforms emerging as a powerful approach to innovation. EA and technology innovation leaders are promoting these efforts, providing the skills and competencies needed to support innovation and archite...
continuing from Architecture principles, are they any good?   Architecture principles enable us manage the enterprise complexity by separating concerns, usually by structuring the enterprise in groups of entities which could be developed and changed independently. Each group ...
Principles are, in essence, Rules for decision making.  At times though, they are just enounce best practices.   Principles help us make judgements, i.e take decisions without never ending debates. Hence, they save us time and the agony usually coming along wit...
continuing from Open Group's User Group's debate on architecture reuse closed to a draw. Yet, that helps no one. Open Group's debate on architecture reuse   A generic model would act as a Class, on which template any
Open Group's User Group's debate on architecture reuse closed to a draw. Yet, that helps no one. Perhaps, the issue should have been adjudicated once for all in the TOGAF standard rather than in a users debate. In fact, TOGAF's Architecture Continuum, described by both "Ent
continuing from On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models (i)
continuing from On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models (i)
continuing from On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models (i)
continuing from On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models (i)
continuing from On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models (i)   McK comes to the conclusion that a Two Spe
continuing from On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models   In a "A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise" McKins
 In a "A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise", McKinsey's (McK) Oliver Bossert, Chris Ip, and Jürgen Laartz stated that "delivering an enriched customer experience requires a new digital architecture running alongside legacy systems...  And tha...
continuing from The evaluation of EA performance   The Enterprise Architecture delivers value, as soon as it is modelled. It does that, gradually, while it is implemented, by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your Enterprise. EA soon becomes an asset in its own, retur...
The evaluation of EA
continuing from The transformation to the virtual cloud enterprise, steps The transformation to the virtual cloud enterprise, steps (i)   The enterprise today is increasingly outsourcing its IT and the various
continuing from The transformation to the virtual cloud enterprise, steps   The virtual cloud enterprise consists of a value chain realised by services provided by external parties but integrated and coordinated by the governance function of the core enterprise.   T...
To adapt to the increasingly faster market demands, new enterprise business models appeared. Essentially enterprises outsource today resources, value chain activities and IT to a cloud of external providers so enterprises can ramp up and down their capabilities as needed.   T...
continuing from Operations as a Service and the Cloud Enterprise Preparing the up and coming virtual cloud Enterprise Preparing the up