Thread: Enterprise Architecture

Objective

If the primary objective of Enterprise Architecture is to provide a shared framework for problems and solutions at enterprise (business processes), systems (supporting functionalities), and platforms (technologies) levels, concerns and boundaries of the corresponding architectures are to be consolidated within a shared conceptual framework  that could make the whole of EA greater than the sum of its parts.

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How to Lower Your Air Consumption While Diving?

Do you want to lower your air consumption when scuba diving so that you can go on longer dives or retain a better buoyancy? Many new divers find themselves wanting to lower their air consumption and in most cases this will come naturally as they progress in scuba.

However sometimes even seasoned divers can struggle to conserve their air. Mastering a proper breathing technique doesn’t always come easy however there are a few things that you can do to master breath control. These teqnicues can help you relax above water too.

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My First 90 Days: Suck Up to the Right People

In this series, professionals share how they rocked — or didn’t! — the all-important first 90 days on the job. Follow the stories here and write your own (please include the hashtag #First90 in the body of your post).

There are two components to getting off to a great start on a new job: what to avoid and what to accomplish. This post explains both components. First, there are four ways to blow it. They form the acronym LAST:

  • Lazy people show up for work on time or late. Hardworking people show up early. Lazy people leave on time or early. Hardworking people leave late.
  • Arrogant people believe that they know what to do, how the company should operate, and what’s wrong with management. These kinds of people are called “90-day wonders” because they think they know everything after 90 days.
  • Stupid people do stupid things like cutting corners, cheating, and making uniformed decisions. (The combination of arrogance and stupidity is supremely ironic and common.)
  • Tacky people do dishonest, racist, sexist, sexual, or ageist things. They appear at functions in an inebriated state, and they spread rumors. They do creepy or inappropriate things because they are untrained, stupid, or insecure.

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Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Predictions for 2015 and Beyond

  • By 2018, digital business will require 50% fewer business process workers and 500% more key digital business jobs, compared with traditional models.
  • By 2017, a significant and disruptive digital business will be launched that was conceived by a computer algorithm.
  • By 2018, the total cost of ownership for business operations will be reduced by 30% through smart machines and industrialized services.
  • By 2020, developed world life expectancy will increase by a half-year, due to the widespread adoption of wireless health monitoring technology.
  • By YE16, more than $2 billion in online shopping will be performed exclusively by mobile digital assistants.
  • By 2017, U.S. customers’ mobile engagement behavior will drive mobile commerce revenue in the U.S. to 50% of U.S. digital commerce revenue.
  • By 2017, 70% of successful digital business models will rely on deliberately unstable processes designed to shift as customers’ needs shift.
  • By 2017, 50% of consumer product investments will be redirected to customer experience innovations.
  • By 2017, nearly 20% of durable goods “e-tailers” will use 3D printing to create personalized product offerings.
  • By 2020, retail businesses that use targeted messaging in combination with internal positioning systems will see a 5% increase in sales.

Source : http://www.gartner.com/imagesrv/symposium/barcelona/docs/Symp-2014-Barcelona-Trip-Report.pdf

More : Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Predictions for 2015 and Beyond: Digital Business Is Driving ‘Big Change’

2014 Türkiye Yazılım Geliştiricileri Anketi Sonuçları

Ankete katılan 1387 kişinin yalnızca yüzde 6‘sı, yani 88’i, cinsiyetini kadın olarak işaretlerken geçen seneyle kıyasladığımızda yüzde 2’lik bir artıştan söz etmek mümkün.

Diğer yandan yazılım geliştiricilerin yaş ortalaması 26,6 olurken lise ya da üniversite eğitimini bilgisayar bilimleriyle alakalı bir bölümde yapıyor olan/yapan kişilerin oranıysa yüzde 70. Bir başka deyişle yazılımcıların üçte birinin ‘alaylı’ olduğunu görüyoruz ki genel kanının üzerinde bir oran.

Eğitim durumu ve çalışılan şirket tipi gibi detaylarla beraber kişisel bilgilerin tamamına aşağıdaki görselden ulaşabilirsiniz.

Bilişim Sektörü e-Beceriler / e-Yeterlilikler Araştırması

Tesadüfen rastladığım ve çok beğendiğim bir araştırma yazısını paylaşmak istiyorum. Çizgi Elektronik’in sahibi M. Niyazi Saral tarafından derlenen bu makaleyi incelemenizde fayda var.

“Bilişim Sektörü e-Becerileri ve e-Yeterlilikleri Araştırması” 2011-2013 yılları arasında Mesleki Yeterlilik Kurumu (MYK) Sınav ve Belgelendirme çalışmaları sürecinde toplanan veriler, anket sonuçları, birebir görüşmeler, İK siteleri bilgileri ve saha analizleri ile hazırlanmıştır.

Araştırmanın amacı Bilişim ve İletişim Teknolojilerinin (BİT) sektöründe çalışmak ve/veya girişimci olmayı hedefleyen birçok genç için sektördeki istihdam ve iş açığını göstermek ve bu alanlara talip olabilmeleri için gereken eyeterlilikleri taslak olarak belirlemektir.

AB ülkelerinde “e-skills” (e-beceriler) konusunda birçok makale, araştırma ve rapor bulunmaktadır. Bunların çoğu akademik anlamda olup sadece belirli bölümleri konuyu açıklamak amacıyla makalemizde özetlenmiştir. Araştırma sonuçları yalnız AB ülke standartlarını baz alarak değil, Türkiye sektörel gerçekleri ile de yoğurularak belirlenmiştir.

M.Niyazi Saral – İstanbul, 8 Ekim 2013

http://transfer.cizgi.com.tr/nsaral/e-skillsTR/Bilisim%20Sektoru%20e-Beceriler.pdf

CIO vs CTO

Chief Information Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Serves as the company’s top technology infrastructure manager Serves as the company’s top technology architect
Runs the organization’s internal IT operations Runs the organization’s engineering group
Works to streamline business processes with technology Uses technology to enhance the company’s product offerings
Focuses on internal customers (users and business units) Focuses on external customers (buyers)
Collaborates and manages vendors that supply infrastructure solutions Collaborates and manages vendors that supply solutions to enhance the company’s product(s)
Aligns the company’s IT infrastructure with business priorities Aligns the company’s product architecture with business priorities
Developers strategies to increase the company’s bottom line (profitability) Develops strategies to increase the company’s top line (revenue)
Has to be a skilled and organized manager to be successful Has to be a creative and innovative technologist to be successful

Source : techrepublic.com/blog/tech-sanity-check/sanity-check-whats-the-difference-between-cio-and-cto/

Enterprise Architecture: Don’t Be a Fool with a Tool

Last month I referred to the cult comedy Office Space when I posed the question, Is Enterprise Architecture Completely Broken? After speaking with two authorities on The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), perhaps I had the wrong film. A better choice: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Apparently, Enterprise Architecture is not dead yet.

In fact, TOGAF is perhaps the most popular Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework today, and its popularity is only increasing, in spite of the fact that many organizations misapply TOGAF. Yet, even for those organizations that successfully leverage TOGAF and thus achieve positive business outcomes, business agility is still largely out of reach. Thus, while Agile Enterprise Architecture may have crossed the chasm, TOGAF has yet to make the leap.