8 years, 6 months ago

What is an EA vendor?

#entarch I just asked an innocent question about enterprise architecture vendors on Twitter, partly to find out which companies identified themselves as such.

Some industry analysts focus on vendors selling software tools for use by architects. For ex…

8 years, 7 months ago

Executives who outsource too much

#entarch @Cybersal found a useful article in MIT Sloan Management Review What Happens When You Outsource Too Much? by Francesco Zirpoli and Markus C. Becker (December 2010).

In my view, the title of the article doesn’t do justice to the content. There…

8 years, 7 months ago

The Independence of EA

#entarch Following my blogpost on EA and the Big Picture, @carlhaggerty asked does it matter if EA disappears into a core C-Suite competency?

Clearly it matters to some people, especially those who have committed themselves and their careers to the id…

8 years, 7 months ago

EA and the Big Picture

#entarch Some people think that what uniquely characterizes enterprise architects is that they are the ones who “get the big picture”.

If this is true, it is because EAs have differently wired brains to the rest of humanity, or because their positi…

8 years, 8 months ago

Conceptual Architecture

Interesting article today about Andrew Zambelli, former aide to Mario Cuomo and now appointed aide to his son Andrew Cuomo, describing him as a “conceptual architect” [Capital New York, 14 December 2010]. He will be responsible for the oversight and st…