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The New Face of Enterprise Architecture

  
  
  
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By: Ben Geller, VP Marketing, Troux

Digital business has put new demands on Enterprise Architecture professionals to make the connection between technology’s constant disruption and its impact on business goals and outcomes. According to Gartner, EA teams that do not refactor their skill sets from technology artifact generation to business outcome realization will marginalize their value and struggle to remain relevant.  

Don’t Let End of Life Sneak Up on You

  
  
  
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By: Bill Cason, CTO, Troux

Three Factors for Managing Business Critical Applications

According to Microsoft, “In today’s corporate environment, enterprise applications are complex, scalable, distributed, component-based, and mission-critical.”

Real-Time Strategy is a Reality

  
  
  
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By Ben Geller, VP Marketing, Troux

I was taken by surprise the other day when I looked at my calendar and saw that we are well into August; and before you know it summer will be over and autumn will be upon us. Immediately I started thinking about the ritual year-end strategic planning session that generally looms around now. I’m sure many of you know of what I speak.

Office Space 2: The Rise of Milton

  
  
  
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By: Dave Hood, CEO, Troux

Forbes Contributor Jason Bloomberg recently wrote a few articles addressing the current state of Enterprise Architecture. In his first post, he explored whether enterprise architecture is completely broken, a question not uncommonly heard in our industry.

Enterprise Architecture: It’s Not Just About Technology Anymore

  
  
  
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Ben Geller, VP Marketing, Troux

In our last blog post, The Next Chapter of Enterprise Architecture: Self-Service, we examined the change in mind-set that seems to be occurring in all corners of the enterprise when it comes to EA. We wrote about EA tools as a catalyst to empower stakeholders all across the enterprise with quality decision-making information available whenever needed:

The Next Chapter of Enterprise Architecture: Self-Service

  
  
  
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By: Ben Geller, VP Marketing, Troux

Enterprise Architecture (EA) has changed exponentially over the years with transforming from an IT-driven initiative to a business strategy necessity.  EA as a field formally took shape in 1987 with the publication of John Zachman’s article “A Framework For Information Systems Architecture”. The paper described both the need for and the challenges of managing increasingly scattered systems:

Using Enterprise Intelligence to Strengthen Cyber Security

  
  
  
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Ben Geller, VP Marketing, Troux

We recently wrote about Enterprise Intelligence (EI) as a concept that delivers executives and decision makers with the insights they need to make more informed business and technology strategy decisions because of its enterprise transparency and visibility. In light of the recent wave of cyber security breaches it’s a good time to point out that EI insights also help with decisions related to everyday operations. In this case, strengthening cyber security

Lessons Learned: A Look Back at Our 2014 Troux Worldwide Conference

  
  
  
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By: Ben Geller, VP Marketing, Troux

It’s been a month since Troux hosted more than 200 customers at our worldwide conference in Austin to talk about ways to make enterprise architecture (EA) a must-have business capability. Now that everyone has digested their Texas BBQ and cleared out their inboxes, we’d like to reflect back on what attendees experienced at this year’s Troux Worldwide Conference.

Beyond Technology: How Enterprise Intelligence Supports Business Strategy and Change

  
  
  
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By: Ben Geller, VP Marketing, Troux

Our last post introduced the concept of enterprise intelligence (EI), the CIOs answer to business intelligence (BI). EI is a relatively new concept in the world of strategic technology planning and the more we explore it, the more opportunity we see for its applicability beyond technology and into other parts of the C-suite.

Business Intelligence versus Enterprise Intelligence

  
  
  
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A poll at a recent Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference found that 40 percent of attendees rank business intelligence (BI) and analytics as a top priority. Findings suggest that CIOs credit BI tools with providing the insight necessary to make critical business decisions because they provide a view into high volumes of data. For us data geeks findings like these mean the value of data intelligence is finally reaching the mainstream. You see, BI is a revelation on the business side. It lets companies sift through big data to glean insights into market dynamics and consumer behavior – two key drivers of product development and go-to-market strategy. But, IT strategy has different data needs that BI tools only partially fulfill.

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