5 Must-Have Characteristics to Enable Enterprise Architecture Successfully

Last week I talked about Enterprise Information Management.  This week I would like to talk about 5 Must-Have Characteristics to Enable Enterprise Architecture Successfully. A lot of organizations have tried to implement Enterprise Architecture in IT, but have had a hard time gaining credibility within the organization and communicating its value effectively. Many are now turning to…

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Strategy

Last week I talked about 10 Easy Steps to Good Data.  This week I would like to continue talking about good data and how to manage it following an Enterprise Information Management strategy. What is Enterprise Information Management (EIM)? Gartner defines EIM as an integrative discipline for structuring, describing and governing information assets across organizational and…

10 Easy Steps to Good Data

Last time I talked about the untold benefits of an Enterprise Data Model as a Reference Architecture for the Connected Enterprise.  This week I would like to discuss the most valuable asset in any company, Data. Good Data: Your Most Valuable Asset Answering business questions and making good decisions require good data.  Without good data, the…

The Untold Benefits of an Enterprise Data Model (Reference Architecture)

Last week I talked about how to get the business to care about Enterprise Architecture. This week I would like to discuss the untold benefits of an Enterprise Data Model as a Reference Architecture for the Connected Enterprise. What is an Enterprise Data Model? An Enterprise Data Model provides a blueprint for organizations to bring…

Getting the Business to Care About Enterprise Architecture

A couple of weeks ago I talked about the span of control Enterprise Architecture needs to have within an organization to be successful. This week is about getting the business to care about your Enterprise Architecture initiative. Let’s say you have a large Enterprise Architecture initiative going on in your organization, but the business does not…

Are You Fighting for Your Users?

It has been noted many times that there are only two industries that refer to their customers as “users”: IT and illegal drugs. When you think about it – at some point both of them need a fix! (ba-dum-bump) Thank you! I’ll be here all week! The term “user” has been a part of IT…

The Difference between Service Catalog and Service Portfolio

Last week I talked about Business Transformation. This week is about Service Catalog and Service Portfolio. Do you have to have both or are they the same thing? A service catalog is not the same thing as a service portfolio, but both are extremely important and essential to a successful business transformation. What is a…

Just Because You Build It, Doesn’t Mean They’ll Come

Do you struggle to get people to use online service catalog? You are not alone! Driving user adoption can be challenging. Today, for many organizations the value of service catalog is elusive and even when implemented successfully, its full value is not realized. Please watch this webinar and let us know what you think.  

Keys to a Successful Business Transformation

Last week I talked about how important Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture are to being successful at executing a Business Transformation in your organization.  This week, as promised, I will dig into the details of undergoing a business transformation. Let’s review what Business Transformation means Business Transformation is the ability for the business to react…