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The design thinking process is a method of encouraging and improving creative problem-solving. The design thinking process is by no means new. John Edward Arnold, a professor of mechanical engineering and business administration, was one of the first to discuss the concept in as early as the 1950s. But the wave of digital and data-driven...

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Organizations largely recognize the need for enterprise architecture tools, yet some still struggle to communicate their value and prioritize such initiatives. As data-driven business thrives, organizations will have to overcome these challenges because managing IT trends and emerging technologies makes enterprise architecture (EA) increasingly relevant. “By 2021, 40 percent of organizations will use enterprise architects...

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A data catalog benefits organizations in a myriad of ways. With the right data catalog tool, organizations can automate enterprise metadata management – including data cataloging, data mapping, data quality and code generation for faster time to value and greater accuracy for data movement and/or deployment projects. Data cataloging helps curate internal and external datasets...

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It’s important we recognize the benefits of data lineage. As corporate data governance programs have matured, the inventory of agreed-to data policies has grown rapidly. These include guidelines for data quality assurance, regulatory compliance and data democratization, among other information utilization initiatives. Organizations that are challenged by translating their defined data policies into implemented processes...

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Enterprise architecture (EA) isn’t dead, you’re just using it wrong. Part three of erwin’s digital transformation blog series.   I’ll let you in on a little secret: the rumor of enterprise architecture’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. However, the truth for many of today’s fast-moving businesses is that enterprise architecture fails. But why? Enterprise architecture...

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Having a clearly defined digital transformation strategy is an essential best practice for successful digital transformation. But what makes a digital transformation strategy viable? Part Two of the Digital Transformation Journey … In our last blog on driving digital transformation, we explored how business architecture and process (BP) modeling are pivotal factors in a viable...

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In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, it’s past-time we re-examined strategic data governance and its role in managing regulatory requirements. News broke earlier this week of British Airways being fined 183 million pounds – or $228 million – by the U.K. for alleged violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While...

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At a fundamental level, digital transformation is about further synthesizing an organization’s operations and technology, so involving business architecture and process modeling is a best practice organizations cannot ignore. This post outlines how business architecture and process modeling come together to facilitate efficient and successful digital transformation efforts. Business Process Modeling: The First Step to...

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The need for an effective data modeling tool is more significant than ever. For decades, data modeling has provided the optimal way to design and deploy new relational databases with high-quality data sources and support application development. But it provides even greater value for modern enterprises where critical data exists in both structured and unstructured...

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Over the past few weeks several huge mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been announced, including Raytheon and United Technologies, the Salesforce acquisition of Tableau and the Merck acquisition of Tilos Therapeutics. According to collated research and a Harvard Business Review report, the M&A failure rate sits between 70 and 90 percent. Additionally, McKinsey estimates that...

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