2 years, 11 months ago

Renaming This Blog

I started my blog “Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education” in May 2007 to share the EA work my colleagues and I have done. My goal was to share the practical approaches that we implemented to move our organizations forward. I hope that you have seen value and found ways to use some of our ideas to move your […]

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3 years, 12 days ago

So Long but Not Goodbye

It is never easy to write a Goodbye.  Today is my last day as a full-time employee at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I spent the majority of my career here, 23 years (including a short two year break to the UAE)! I started as an Intermediate Systems Analyst coding data integration between our then […]

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3 years, 17 days ago

My New EA Opportunity

I am taking on a new opportunity on Sept 14, 2015 that gets me back to working on Enterprise Architecture! After 23 years working in higher education IT, I decided to accept an opportunity to work for the City of Vancouver Information Technology Department. I am really honoured to be selected as the Senior Manager, Technology […]

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3 years, 26 days ago

More on IT Reporting Structure

I posted earlier on “Where should IT sit in the reporting structure?”  I did more research and found this very interesting paper:  CIO Reporting Structure, Strategic Positioning, and Firm Performance: To Whom Should the CIO Report? The authors state that the reporting structure for a CIO depends on the strategic positioning of the firm.  In […]

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3 years, 11 months ago

So Long for Now

This is a bitter-sweet post for me.  It is sweet because I will be returning my family and friends in the country that I love, Canada.  Bitter as I will be leaving behind very good friends and an amazing team of people at the American University of Sharjah. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity […]

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4 years, 19 days ago

Our First IT Core Service Catalogue

I am very proud to announce that we have published the first version of our IT Core Service Catalogue for our university. We started this process in November 2012 and I described the approach in a post called : Introducing IT Service Management Using a Core Service Catalogue.  This post described our approach to building […]

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