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Digital Governance, fuel for the digital planning

In our post of how to succeed with digital planning, we stressed the importance of unleashing the power of Enterprise Architecture (EA) to enable the discipline to work with long-term strategic actions without being detailed of how to implement activities. This also covers the fundamentals for delivering a successful transformation to make your company  digital.

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Living architecture – the new approach to become data-driven?

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We often advocate to turn architecture into governance, and to make it actionable, collaborative and shared! The objective of this change is to ensure all the good information is being used, not only by collectors and authors, but as the primary driver for business change and decision-support. When it works, enterprise architecture management (EAM) becomes

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Business Outcome-Driven Planning

Research has recently provided focus to the practice of Business Outcome-Driven Planning. Instead of having focus on input-output that constantly bears the risk of too much output when market has changed, it is more and more imperative to put the focus on where the market and organisation are heading.   Many organisations struggle to get

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How to get started with cost transparency…

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Many organisations struggle to provide just a simple transparency to cost of IT. Just reflect a little over questions like: What is the border of IT? (if IT is being used outside of the IT department, which is likely what happens most places) – then what share is the bill of IT? Where does the

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From pain to gain in service-orientation

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This week we ran into a dialog about the pace of service-orientation and its impact on processes. For those who are not aware of this term, service-orientation is the trend that allows customers to buy services rather than products with add-ons; and conceptually allow us to focus on the shift to consumerisation of subscription-based services,

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Risk & Security Design (PIA, GDPR)

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Why buy a point-tool for GDPR? In fact, there is no reason why not to manage the data next to the data-driven portfolio information of processes and business applications that typically reside in EA. The unification between information security, information management and enterprise architecture leads to our unified approach to handle the GDPR regulation in

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