E-government Trends, Practices and Benefits

The question for public sector organizations is no longer “Should we?” Now it is “What is the Best Way …? E-government, the web-based online delivery of government services to its constituents, is the norm at all levels – federal, provincial/state, county and municipal – in developed countries. In developing countries, it is even becoming more achievable. But is … Read more

The State of EA: Is 2010 The Transitional Year?

In my role as Editor-in-Chief  of Architecture and Governance I recently had the opportunity to discuss the near-term future of EA with my fellow analyst and colleague-in-EA, Alex Cullen of Forrester Research.  During the webinar we discussed topics ranging from executive perceptions about EA to specifics on how organizations approached EA. Consistent with EAdirections research and our client experience I find … Read more

IASA “IT Architect Regional Conference” in Austin – George Paras Presenting

“Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an immature discipline and possibly getting even more immature.  As the scope of EA extends beyond the areas that IT-centric efforts are prepared for (data, app, infrastructure), the competency, credibility and effectiveness of an EA team may decrease.  However, there are a variety of ways to increase these characteristics for EA … Read more

EA Recruiting on the Rise

Over the last several months we have seen a measurable increase in companies recruiting Enterprise Architects and Chief Enterprise Architects. It indicates that senior leadership understands and appeciates the distinction between enterprise architects and other architects, that they want what EA does, and that they can justify and attach expected value to having individuals in the EA role.

Role of EA in Changing an Industry

I was speaking at an event recently and during the follow-up panel discussion, one of the audience members asked an intriguing question.  “What is the role that an enterprise architect can play in helping the healthcare industry implement recently mandated standards for diagnosis codes, electronic transmissions, etc.?”  This reminded me of an effort that I … Read more

Future of EA as a Profession – Tim in Calgary and Michigan

I recently presented at an AOGEA chapter meeting in Michigan.  The topic they asked me to present involved my view points on the profession of Enterprise Architect.   I will also be presenting on this topic at the CEAF Meeting in Calgary on October 20, 2009. Title:  “EA Profession:  What’s Changing and What’s Not?” Enterprise Architecture … Read more