8 years, 3 months ago

eReaders for Kids

Barnes and Noble has introduced a $149 Wi-Fi version of its Nook eReader. This has now reached a price point where I think parents may consider purchasing one for their children. Having recently moved, I know where my budget for book purchases has gone recently: kids books. This ranges from learning to read books all […]

8 years, 4 months ago

Shibboleths and Red Herrings: Complexity? It’s Complicated!

In a previous post I made some claims about complexity in organisational systems: Complexity is neither good or bad. There is no such thing as a complex system. No rule can express the relationship between the operational cost of a system and its compl…

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8 years, 4 months ago

Challenges of Social Computing in the Enterprise

I read this report from GigaOM and it got me thinking about the challenges of trying to create a successful Facebook-like environment in the enterprise. Challenge #1: Smaller community. Facebook has over 400 million active users. Your company will have thousands. You can assume that only a portion of those will be active contributors, and […]

8 years, 4 months ago

Getting your Enterprise Architecture Practice Funded

If you have worked with Troux, you have no doubt heard us use the term “Time to Value”. When Troux Professional Services executes an implementation with a customer our goal is to be dynamic and provide value as quickly as possible to beg…

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8 years, 4 months ago

Key Messages for 'selling' enterprise architecture to the CEO

Alex Cullen from Forrester recently posted a blog post entitled "How Would You Sell Business Architecture To Your CEO?". To summarize as briefly as possible, Alex had no prior warning and used the following messages to ‘sell’ EA to the CEO.

EA supports consistency in the execution of corporate strategy
EA supports alignment of IT initiatives to corporate strategy
The use of capability maps