9 years, 2 months ago

What have software executives ever done for us?

@JohnSchlesinger asks What has the enterprise architect ever done for us? (@AtosOriginBlog, November 2010)

John criticizes the IBM strategy in the late 1980s, especially the emphasis on Systems Application Architecture (SAA) and the neglect of CICS an…

9 years, 3 months ago

The Power and the Glory

#entarch A debate on Twitter about the power of enterprise architects (enhancing? enabling? influencing?), and another debate about the relationship between architecture and knowledge (does architecture count as a form of knowledge?) led to a question …

9 years, 3 months ago

Enterprise Structure

#entarch There are some critical structural issues for business organizations, which have critical implications for IT architecture, including generating new requirements for management information systems and collaboration platforms. However, these st…

9 years, 4 months ago

Wisdom of Confucius

#entarch My friend @taotwit appeals to a saying of Confucius in relation to enterprise architecture.

What is necessary is to call things by their right names. … If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If lang…

9 years, 4 months ago

Coherence Premium

Interesting article by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, The Coherence Premium. HBR June 2010 http://www.booz.com/media/uploads/HBR_Coherence_Premium.pdf

The authors define the “coherent company” as one that “has aligned its differentiating internal…