Enterprise Architecture: Different Views:

September, 2008


September 29, 2008  7:50 PM

Knowledge Management

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KM is another topic in the Information Architecture. Knowledge is Information - albeit a special category of information. As with Content Management, an organisation should include in its Enterprise Architecture a strategy regarding what tools will be used for KM. Such tool(s) should meet the...

September 29, 2008  7:41 PM

Enterprise Content Management

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ECM is one of a number of topics that feature in an Information Architecture. Content makes up Information. For the purposes of Enterprise Architecture an organisation should have a strategy for how it wants to store Content and what tools it wants to use to manage the Content and apply it to...


September 29, 2008  7:27 PM

Information Architecture: View of BI

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The accompanying diagram is one of hundreds of views that can add value as part of an Information Architecture. This diagram shows the current landscape of enablers that support Business Intelligence (BI) in an organisation. It shows the various enablers used for BI, according to the layers of a...


September 22, 2008  6:56 PM

Information Architecture Content example 3

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I mentioned that various methods and tools are available to support a BI programme. One such a tool (perhaps rather a method or discipline), has the objective of making data centrally availabe for extraction and analyses. This is referred to as Data Warehousing. DWH as part of an Information...


September 22, 2008  6:51 PM

Information Architecture Content example 2

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Another workstream that could make up an Enterprise Information Architecture might be Business Intelligence. This workstream will have its hands full with unravelling the plethora of theory and practices around BI. However, it is again firstly important for the buiness to be clear about its...


September 22, 2008  6:50 PM

Information Architecture Content example 1

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Today we return to Information Architecture and have a closer look at what this might contain. Many topics could fit into the IA domain. It can be a challenge to put into context terms such as Data Models, Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Content Management, Data Warehousing, Master...


September 14, 2008  8:05 PM

Business Architecture content example 3

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Having defined the channel(s) through which a business will sell its products, a Business Architecture must also specify how products will be serviced. No organisation can afford to abandon customers after a sale without considering product support and servicing. As with the point-of-sale IT...


September 14, 2008  8:03 PM

Business Architecture content example 2

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Another item that the Business Architecture must define is the range of products that the business will manufacture or sell. In industries such as Financial and Banking, the administration of products rely heavily on IT and it is therefore important that clear strategies exist around products and...


September 14, 2008  8:01 PM

Business Architecture content example 1

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We said that a Business Architecture needs to convey information that will determine key aspects of the IT landscape required to support the business. So now, in practical terms, what detail can be found in a Business Architecture? In the next posts I will share some xamples. First example: It...


September 7, 2008  8:33 PM

Business Architects

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Business Architects naturally play a key role in the Enterprise Architecture activities. I say "naturally" because EA cannot exist without Business Architecture. It is therefore often a surprise to hear that an organisation's Business Architects are in fact not part of the EA team, but function in...


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