1 year, 9 months ago

GDPR – Gaining accountability using Enterprise Architecture

By now most companies should have heard about the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation The deadline is looming ever closer., and there are some hefty fines for companies that fail to implement it. The penalties for not complying with the legislation are potentially going to put a huge dent in your profits and […]

2 years, 10 months ago

Strategic Enterprise Architecture provides Intelligence, Analysis and Knowledge

Written by Adrian Campbell A good analogy for an Enterprise Architecture capability is to think of it as the equivalence to an intelligence corps in the military. Military Leaders and business decision makers will use this Strategic Intelligence capability to: Know what their current capabilities are Know the capabilities of the enemy (competitors) are Understand […]

2 years, 11 months ago

Enterprise Architecture and Target Operating Models

How often is an established Enterprise Architecture approach used to create a Target Operating Model? If the answer is not often, then why not? If the answer is yes all the time, then how should we go about creating one ? Are traditional consultancy approaches to target operating models good enough? What is an Operating […]

3 years, 2 months ago

Enterprise Architecture and Digital Strategy

Digital strategy is not simply about marketing. It is about a better engagement with potential and existing customers. It is about the perception of the brand created with customers though close interaction via social media and close communication leading to a value proposition that can better serve their actual and future needs. As with any […]

3 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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4 years, 13 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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4 years, 22 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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5 years, 22 days ago

ISACA Revamps COBIT 5 Core Principles

A month ago, I saw the announcement from ISACA about their work revamping the COBIT 5 Core Principles.  These 5 principles provide a good foundation for structuring an IT strategic plan.  It is good to see that the principles start with stakeholder needs.  This aligns well with our shift from focusing on technology to delivering services. […]

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5 years, 1 month ago

Where should IT be in the reporting structure?

Where do we place IT in the reporting structure of an organization? The topic of reporting structures and IT’s placement has nagged me for years.  The typical answer is “it depends” and that is not wrong.  Based on my experiences, I am firmly convinced that IT needs to report to the Chancellor/President/CEO, essentially the top level in […]

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