Somebody recently commented that architects are the “brakes” of an enterprise. They often seem to come up with reasons why something shouldn’t be done. But, just think about the function of a car’s brakes. They enable the car to travel faster and safer… This article compares the scope and perspective of the TOGAF® 9 and…

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Organizations need a concerted approach to change. This is where enterprise architecture and TOGAF comes in. Enterprise architecture is at the heart of change, providing a set of tools and techniques that make the strategy concrete, showing employees what is really expected from them and architecting the Family guiding the necessary changes. The alignment of…

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You can read much criticism about ITIL® these days, and how well, or how poorly, it is implemented. At the very least, ITIL is “just” a framework that helps you and your organization drive the change towards a more customer-focused and service-oriented service provider. ITIL supports this with a huge number of guidelines and should…

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Driven by the demand for the more accurate and efficient reporting of business information, governments, firms and other organizations are increasingly turning to eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). Fairly rapid adoption on a global scale has created a significant need for a basic understanding of the fundamentals of XBRL. This need will only increase with…

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