EAdirections ComSpark 2018 Panel Participants

EAdirections will be participating with some of our fellow IT Ally experts in a panel discussion Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 9:30 entitled “Future Proofing Your Business” at the Manor House in Mason, OH. We will be discussing several aspects of what it takes to “future proof” a business.  While many companies continue to think … Read more

Is your Business Agile Enough to Survive? Take our Online Assessment.

Business Agility. What does that mean? From our perspective, it means  your business has the ability to change quickly when competitive pressures, new opportunities or other factors demand it.  Business agility speaks to your company’s ability to change structure, business model, capabilities, skills, competencies, elements of your IT environment, or all of the above quickly … Read more

True-IA? A True-EA Perspective for Information Architecture

Lately, there has been a lot of focus on business architecture within the EA community.  We would like to expand the thinking of business architecture to include the element of information.  Traditionally the focus of many IT shops has been in the delivery and enhancement of information systems that automated manual business processes.  However, over time, … Read more

DAMA DMBOK Offers Good Guidance for Information Management

The Data Management Association (DAMA) International is a prominent association for data management professionals.  They have accumulated and published a Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) and a Dictionary of Terms.  For those struggling with establishing or improving their Information Management (IM) capabilities, DAMA offers some guidance that can help simplify and organize your efforts. The … Read more

Characteristics of Effective EA (Revisited)

Effective and Proactive EA

Below you will see the content of a previous post, reposted for a couple of reasons.  One, I had a recent conversation with a client about this topic which brought it to front of mind.  Second, I have been having a lot of conversations with clients, prospects, George, and some of our peers regarding the … Read more

IT Strategy: Is it a function of Enterprise Architecture?

I recently saw a post in a LinkedIn forum (AEA) positing this questions.  Here is my response: If EA is truly business strategy driven, and encompasses all domains, including security, operations and organization (in addition to the traditional domains of business, info/data, app and infrastructure), then there is no such thing as IT strategy. The … Read more