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The India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) Framework has been notified as a national standard. - Dr. Pallab Saha

Posted By Sandeep K. Singh, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Great Achievement for India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) !!


The India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) Framework has been notified as a national standard.

Find all the details in this article.


The Article is published by :-

Dr. Pallab Saha Chief Architect,

The Open Group & President, Association of Enterprise Architects (India)


Tags:  EA  Enterprise Architect Framework  Enterprise Architects  Frameworks  IndEA  The India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) Framewor 

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Research Survey on Enterprise Architecture and Business Innovation

Posted By Aderemi Ajagbe, Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hello Everyone,

My name is Aderemi Ajagbe. I am a graduate student in the Enterprise Architecture degree program at Penn State World Campus.

This survey is part of my capstone project for the degree program. My research topic is Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Business Innovation. I invite you to participate in a brief survey designed to capture which of the EA focus area contribute more to business innovation. The survey does not collect personally identifiable information (PII). All of the responses will be kept confidential.

Also, the survey may ask which industry that you work. However, it will not ask for company names or other identifiable or disclosure information.There are a maximum 20 survey questions. It should take 5-10 minutes to complete.This survey was developed and is being distributed using the Qualtrics system.

Please follow the link below to access the survey.

If there are questions about the survey or results please contact me at

Thank you for your time and participation.

Kind Regards,

Aderemi Ajagbe

Tags:  EA and Innovation 

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Looking for the BS in Block chain

Posted By Christopher J. Hayes, Monday, March 12, 2018
A seasoned IT Architect (Solution or Enterprise) has the unfailing urge when hearing about a new trend or technology to separate the "hype" (BS) from the 'truth' (the useful and believable part. So where's the BS in block chain? vs. the marketing and hype. What is it really good for, where are the risks. Has anyone mapped the minefield here?

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Freeware / Shareware TOGAF Repository

Posted By Kirk R. Moren, Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Having been TOGAF certified recently, I'd like to perform a number of ADM cycles and generally employ the framework, however, there's a perceived gap in terms of a repository that is continuum and taxonomy aware that I can use to support these cycles. The repository would be TOGAF fluent and allow storage and metadata for the different types of content (i.e. building blocks, artifacts, maturity models, requirements, governance information, roadmaps, techniques, etc.) and be freeware or shareware. Funding for a commercial TOGAF repository can only come after the ADM approach is proven and producing value, thus to start, a shared or community (e.g. open source) based repository would be needed. Does such a capable repository exist? Thanks in advance.

Tags:  TOGAF® repository 

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Top 10 technology trends to watch in 2018

Posted By Mohan Krishnamoorthy, Sunday, December 17, 2017

Emerging Digital technologies will continue to dominate technology investments in 2018. In this report, we highlight 10 technology trends likely to have the most impact on businesses in the year ahead.

  • Corporate Digitization – Technologies have continued to mature in 2017 and ‘digitization’ has moved beyond a buzzword. Business and tech executives continue to execute ‘digital transformations’ that bring greater automation, user-self-service, and enable advanced eCommerce and SMAC techniques to engage with customers.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Cognitive technologies – Tech analysts will remember 2017 as the year when business world finally started getting serious about the disruptive potential of AI. The tech Oligopoly – Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft – announced large investments in AI and began showcasing solution offerings for consumers and businesses. 2018 is also likely to see startups, tech-service firms and the academia addressing the skill shortage.

  • Big Data – Analytics, aggregation and visualization – We create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day; and over 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. As the challenges of big-data are being understood, innovative applications are highlighting potential to glean insights from the aggregated sources.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) – Internet of Things (IoT) holds a lot of promise in machine-to-machine communication enabling ‘smart’ devices. IoT is really an aggregation of technologies with sensors that gather data, machine-to-machine communication and networks to a ‘gateway,’ big-data and analytics to enable storage, analysis and review of the findings. Innovative ideas range from applications in wearables, smartphones, smart meters, vehicles, factories, machines to other places where imagination takes us.

  • Immersive Experiences, Virtual Reality and gaming – A combination of immersive and Virtual Reality technologies have been raising consumer expectations of video games. These technologies, enabled by advances in hardware and high performance computers, are beginning to blur the line between the physical, digital and simulated worlds, creating a sense of immersion.

  • Voice recognition and Voice Activated UI – Adoption of voice recognition and voice activated technologies have been advancing at a fast pace. Voice based applications in the corporate world are also continuing to make strides. Widespread adoption of Interactive voice response (IVR) at call centers and for CRM based solutions are beginning to enhance productivity by allowing computers to interact with humans through the use of voice input.

  • Blockchain – Bitcoin technology – The blockchain technology – popularized by digital currency Bitcoin – is increasingly being used to enable trust across industries. The underlying blockchain technology is a trust based protocol enabled by globally distributed, secure platform that enables a ledger or database where value could be stored and exchanged without powerful intermediaries.

  • Technologies from Self-Driving cars – Auto manufacturers, ride share and technology companies are advancing research and development of self-driving cars. 2017 also saw a lot of mergers and buyout of niche technology companies. Autonomous vehicles are the leading edge of artificial intelligence investment and development and investments in that sector is a precursor of things to come in fields like natural language processing, image recognition, and others as these technologies gain commercial momentum.

  • Robotics and automation – Automation, and use of bots aided by emerging techniques like artificial intelligence and machine learning are advancing at fast pace. Intelligent machines and ‘bots’ are already being employed in ways we never thought possible a few years ago. However, automation and robotics continues to be niche and fragmented business. Most large companies and manufacturers aggregate and integrate services from small, niche suppliers innovating on automation and robotics.

  • Enabling Digitization – Organizations are interested in solving specific problems using some of these technologies. Such corporate digitization efforts translate to opportunity for consultants, system-integrators and software product development firms.


A PDF copy of the report is available for FREE download :

Tags:  Architecture  Business Architecture  Business Transformation  Enterprise Architecture (EA)  Enterprise Transformation 

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#my2Cents : Here is why Enterprise Architects need a quick primer in Finance, Costs and P&L

Posted By Mohan Krishnamoorthy, Thursday, November 30, 2017
Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017
The goal of a commercial enterprise is rather straightforward: maximize shareholder value, and increase returns for investors. Most other goals, including profit generation and operational excellence are inherent in this. However, cost and financial reviews are generally absent during Enterprise Architecture reviews. Even EA frameworks - including TOGAF, Zachman – miss the big elephant in the room or deliberately underplay it.
Check out my article that highlights the topic:
I look forward to your review, comments

Tags:  enterprise architects  finance  global business model 

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Scanning Emerging technologies : Viewpoint on Autonomous and Self-Driving Cars

Posted By Mohan Krishnamoorthy, Saturday, October 21, 2017
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017
During my current stint in Bangalore, while driving a small Maruti car, I have been musing on former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s statement that “India will be the last place to get autonomous cars.”

When Kalanick made this proclamation a few months ago, it raised a few eyebrows among the digirati, and proponents of Autonomous vehicles and AI.
The technologies behind autonomous cars are advancing at a fast pace. Billions of dollars are being poured into it by Automakers and rideshare companies. Almost every day we see news of ‘yet another’ innovation in self-steering, LIDAR, GPS, Digital Maps and related technologies including AI and robotics. Some of these ideas and technologies sound futuristic and SCI-FIish, though many of these technologies are beginning to appear in high-end automobiles.

After driving on Bangalore roads for the past few months, I will have to concur with Kalanick’s proclamation.
Check out my article that highlights 10 reasons why Bangalore roads will be the last place on earth to get autonomous cars:
I look forward to your review, comments

Tags:  enterprise architects  global business model 

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Enterprise Architecture 101: #Digital Strategy enabled by an #ARB

Posted By Mohan Krishnamoorthy, Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Check out my recent Linkedin Pulse post that explores the execution of Digital Strategy enabled by an Architecture Review Board :
I look forward to your review, comments

Tags:  ARB  Digital  EA  EA profession  Enterprise Architects  Governance 

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EA and Other Governance Instruments

Posted By Mohamed Cherif, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
EA is typically used as an instrument in managing a company's daily operations and future development. But how does it fit in with other established management practices and instruments (ITIL,COBIT,ISO 9001)?

Tags:  Governance 

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An Evangelist Architect’s Journey between EA and SA

Posted By Azhar Zeeshan, Wednesday, May 3, 2017
My first post.... so please go easy on me :) (Tried to see if there is a rule for repost as the following was my post on linkedin) Following are some passages. Throughout my carrier, I’ve been changing hats within general IT Architectural domains, sometimes because of a need or necessity and sometimes because of my own motivational drive. Within Enterprise Architecture and Solutions Architecture with some more specialized roles as Integration Architect and Mobility/Digital and SOA Architect. In today’s landscape, on one end we see EA departments being considered as slow paced difficult to move Elephant, fueled by Agile and DevOps movements and on the other hand we see pains deeply rooted in not understanding the complete Enterprise picture failing to understand long term strategic drivers, and Architecture capabilities reduced to be able to react only for an incremental change. If the Enterprise is big, there often is a miss alignment between Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture, and hence just like there is a need for IT to be aligned with business, there is also a need to align Product/Solution Architecture to the Enterprise Architecture. This alignment is also required to increase the Maturity level of the overall Enterprise. I am neither against agile product development nor against traditional EA, I love both. I see a strong need for smart tailoring of the EA process where you adapt to lean and agile principles in addition to a strong need to add a new classification in Architect roles, which I am calling “Evangelist Architect” How do you walk on a think line between agility and stability? Is there a prescriptive path for adoption? Perhaps there is…. And its in smart governance (neither rigid nor too lean). Things that you have not defined yet are open to interpretation so define flexible principles to draw some boundaries, and govern around those boundaries. If an EA is too hands-on as coder then they can be lost in the implementation, if he is too high level they might be just building ivory towers without concrete products. Therefore, and Evangelist Architect is someone who cross the boundaries between a traditional Enterprise Architecture organization, solution and product organization and operational organization, not just as a ceremonial role but actually getting his hands dirty in all organizations on rotation. Some times getting on ground and rollup the sleeves and work with the delivery team and at the operational chains and some time climb up the tower and look at the panoramic picture. An Evangelist Architect understanding all domains of Architecture and rotating around different organizations would be a key maturity enabler in propagation of Enterprise in higher maturity levels of all domains and hence driving the Enterprise as a whole to the higher levels of maturity. I've discussed some possible roles and how this is different than traditional thinking... To read full Article (

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