erwin Expert Blog

Experts are invaluable. They’re the people who have demonstrated time and time again that they can be trusted in their relevant field. However, dialogue between experts and non-experts is not always as straightforward as we’d like it to be. We’ve all experienced it, and perhaps we’ve also been guilty of it ourselves – that is,...

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So, you are in the middle of a modeling session, and something you are doing triggers a question in your mind. What are the resources to get answers to those questions, and what resource is best to use for which situation? Probably the easiest way to seek an answer is to hit the “F1” key...

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We should move away from the ‘burden of innovation’ expression. Innovation is born of free thought, expression and creativity, and to label such a notion a ‘burden’ has always seemed a bizarre turn of phrase. Of course, some people are naturally better at innovation than others, and those that struggle with the discipline may feel...

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Jan
19
2016

Greetings and Happy New Year to you all! Over the past 9 months, the erwin Modeling team has been busy shouting from the mountaintops about our entry in the Data Governance space.  In April of 2015, we released a new edition of our modeling portal, erwin® Web Portal Data Governance Edition, and we have focused...

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Walk before you run. We’ve heard it a million times, referencing almost as many different disciplines. Yet as time is limited, it’s often human nature to want to get things done quickly. However, much like our first steps, building a successful Enterprise Architecture practice is a process worked on and developed over time. This is...

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Upgrading doesn’t have to be a difficult experience, but it does require planning. If you model your “as is” environment and your “to be” environment, prepare a written plan to get from A to B, review all necessary documentation, and then perform a dry run in a test environment, you can make a smooth migration...

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Coasting and jogging was okay when IT was an agent of support. Infact, the intermediate pacing was ideal for the job, that required teams to operate and maintain mission-critical legacy infrastructure. But since the ascent of digital business, IT teams are now front and center and have garnered a new onus to innovate – and...

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You may have heard the term floating around. You may have even tried to adopt it already. In any case, bimodal approaches to IT are steadily becoming the new normal, as new onus is placed on IT teams to be the forefront of business revolution, innovation and progression, rather than ‘just support’. So what is...

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Dec
1
2015

Unless your head is buried in the sand, it is likely that you have heard talk about 32-bit and/or 64-bit software, processors, or operating systems. Perhaps, even all three. I’m sure that technophiles (e.g., “geeks”) are comfortable with this discussion, but what about “regular” computer users? I am sure many may have an idea what...

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It’s natural that you want to be accurate and your work correct. But it’s very easy to become so focused on having every last detail 100% perfect, that it results in delayed decisions and business outcomes – or, “Analysis Paralysis”. In this article we lay out actions that you can follow to help avoid analysis paralysis...

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