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A Complete Career Guide for Enterprise Architects

7 September 2021

Looking to take the next step in your career as an enterprise architect, or simply get on the ladder? We’ll talk you through the process with our complete career guide for enterprise architects. What Does an Enterprise Architect Do? An enterprise architect is responsible for analyzing and implementing IT structures to ensure they align with strategic goals. This requires strong IT skills, but also the soft skills that enable an enterprise architect to work closely with key stakeholders and bring together different departments.  Their main goal is to ensure their organization is maximizing the effectiveness of its IT systems but to achieve this, they need a complete view of what’s going on in the entire business. To do this, an enterprise architect must be up […]

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5 Benefits of Enterprise Architecture

7 September 2021

The way things are built matters. This is as true for an organization as anything else.  Enterprise architecture aims to understand how different parts of an organization come together, and how this impacts its strategic goals. These insights can make a huge difference to the efficiency and success of any enterprise, making enterprise architecture a key feature of successful organizations.  Here are five benefits of enterprise architecture.  1. See How Different Parts of the Enterprise Fit Together Modern organizations are complicated. Whether they’re businesses, government agencies, not for profits, or anything else, they tend to have a lot of moving parts.  This is because they’ve grown in an organic way. They adapt to new challenges as they arise, taking on new functions, and changing the […]

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5 Things to Know About the Role of Enterprise Architecture in Changing Times

22 August 2021

5 Things to Know About the Role of Enterprise Architecture in Changing Times Enterprise architecture or EA is a methodology that helps businesses in designing and planning their IT infrastructure and aligning it with their business objectives. In the changing times, the enterprise architecture framework can prove to be instrumental in achieving business sustainability and profitability as it supports organizations in diverse tasks including digital transformation. Besides helping companies meet their business goals, it includes adapting IT projects and policies to technological developments and staying on top of the industry trends and disruptions. It’s important to remember that while EA has been in use for decades, new tools and standards have shaped its evolution in the face of rapid advances in digital technology, which in […]

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8 Reasons to Get a TOGAF Certification in 2021

22 August 2021

8 Reasons to Get a TOGAF Certification in 2021 Has there been a better time than the present to reinvent oneself? Whether you’re continuing to work from home or the office or are on a break, consider investing your time and resources in new and meaningful educational opportunities. Learning or developing novel skills would help open the doors to a promising new career. For those of you interested in IT architecture, the Open Group Architecture Framework or TOGAF is a great certification to equip yourself with in 2021.  But what is TOGAF certification? For the uninitiated, TOGAF is a high-level framework or developmental method used by enterprises for designing, planning, implementing, and governing enterprise information technology architecture. It guides the enterprise software development process through […]

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What is Enterprise Architecture?

8 August 2021

Enterprise architecture (EA) serves as a conceptual blueprint for enterprise analysis, planning, design, and implementation through an extensive program to achieve profitable growth and strategy execution consistently. It is also a proactive and holistic discipline to give enterprise solutions to obstacles and problems by executing observation and analysis of change to achieve desired business goals and results.  With this, EA brings value to the table by providing business and IT leaders with simplified recommendations for policy and project adjustments. This is to fulfill business results that benefit concerning business divisions. The Role of Enterprise Architecture An enterprise architect is accountable for maintaining an organization’s IT networks and services. In addition, as EAs, they are responsible for managing, developing, and upgrading enterprise services and technology such […]

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8 things to do with your TOGAF Certification

28 July 2021

8 things to do with your TOGAF Certification You passed the tests! Now, what will you do with your TOGAF Certification? When you pass the TOGAF certification exams you have taken an important step in becoming an enterprise architect. You understand the industry standard framework, and with the TOGAF ADM an approach to developing enterprise architecture. I expect you are in the same place I was when I learned to titre in Organic Chemistry. You know important useful things and do not know how to put them to use. Let’s look at 8 things to do with your TOGAF Certification to that will improve your confidence, skill, and usefulness as an enterprise architect. Passing TOGAF Certification sets you at a new beginning When we work […]

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The Three Types of Enterprise Architecture Framework

22 July 2021

The Three Types of Enterprise Architecture Framework The right enterprise architecture framework will spell the difference between success with enterprise architecture or failure. They designed each of the three types of EA Framework to support different decision making and change – comprehensive, industry and domain frameworks. Change is hard. Few transformation programs succeed. A good enterprise architecture can improve your odds of success. Enterprise architects use an EA framework to simplify the complexity of your organization so that you can understand it, and drive the most effective change. Misunderstanding how your enterprise needs to change leads to miscommunication. Building a transformation on top of misunderstanding and miscommunication can kill a company. Which enterprise architecture framework will work best for you? Find out more below. What […]

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7 Architecture Principles every Enterprise Architect should know

20 July 2021

7 Architecture Principles every Enterprise Architect should know Architecture Principles are the foundation of good enterprise architecture. Successful enterprise architects need to master selecting the best set of principles and how to apply them. Here are the critical enterprise architecture principles you need to know. What is an Enterprise Architecture Principle Often, business and technology decisions need to be made with insufficient information. Rapid decision making presents a significant problem with IT and organizational change. How can you have confidence that rapid decisions made with insufficient information align with your strategy, goals, and value proposition? It is all too easy to create a story that explains alignment. We all know many of those stories are fiction. This is where enterprise architecture principles come in. TOGAF […]

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What is IT Architecture?

19 July 2021

What is IT Architecture? What is IT Architecture? IT Architecture covers Information Technology in your enterprise architecture – applications, data, infrastructure and associated security architecture. test All good architecture guides change and IT Architecture is no different. The purpose of IT Architecture is guiding change of IT systems to deliver on the overall business objectives, strategy, and value proposition. IT Architecture has to cover software applications, data, technology infrastructure, information security All architecture simplifies the complexity of the real-world in order to understand how best to change it. IT Architecture is no different, it will comprise abstractions and models that simplify and communicate complex structures and constraints in your IT systems. You use the IT Architecture to drive effective change of your information systems. For […]

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How to pass the TOGAF Certification Test

8 July 2021

How to pass the TOGAF Certification Test Here is everything you need to know about passing the TOGAF 9 certification tests. TOGAF 9 certification is a benchmark for credibility and professionalism in the workplace. There are two TOGAF certification tests – Foundation (Level 1) and Certified. Each test is multiple choice. They will be administered by Pearson Vue or your TOGAF training provider. Are you preparing to take the TOGAF 9 exam? Earning your TOGAF 9 certification is one of the steps to develop your career as an enterprise architect. TOGAF 9 certification demonstrates your familiarity with the industry-standard enterprise architecture framework. TOGAF certification is earned by passing the TOGAF Foundation (Level 1) and TOGAF Certified (Level 2) exams. Passing your TOGAF 9 exams may […]

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