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  • Finding a Sweet Spot Between Traditional Data Warehouse and Big Data

    Finding a Sweet Spot Between Traditional Data Warehouse and Big Data David Schlinker, Senior Data Analytics Architect October 28, 2018   The Big Data and Advanced Analytics market is growing rapidly with a forecasted 11.4% annual growth rate from 2018-2027, according to Wikibon.  This growth rate with the current adoption rate is of approximately 50% is a good indication of an upward trend.  So, the ...

    Posted at October 28, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Managing a Shitstorm

    Managing a Shitstorm Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager October 21, 2018   Have you ever had a project turn into a shitstorm, with no option but to manage your way out of it?  The term “shitstorm” is an actual business term defined in Wikipedia as “a situation marked by violent controversy". I’m sure we’ve all been in a shitstorm and we know we’re in one when it happens.  However, we’re ...

    Posted at October 22, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Public vs Private Sector Architecture

    Public vs Private Sector Architecture Ade Odusote, Senior IT Architect October 15, 2018   As in all architecture arenas, with the building construction industry being most familiar to us, the scope of IT Architecture is broad – Public vs Private, High Level vs Detailed, and Technology vs Business are just a few examples. From a functional perspective, today’s organizations apply Architecture in different areas, including Data, Process, Application, and Technology. Although there are many similarities ...

    Posted at October 16, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Creating the Perfect Process

    Creating the Perfect Process Patricia Udokang, Senior Business Architect October 9, 2018   What does it take to create the perfect business process? Realistically, it’s not easy to create perfection, but one can strive for excellence, so let’s talk about creating an excellent business process. A business process is a sequence of activities resulting in an output. Therefore, first and foremost, before we model a process, we need to gain an understanding ...

    Posted at October 10, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Building Believable Business Cases

    Building Believable Business Cases Randy Radic, Senior IT & Management Consultant September 10, 2018   Does your organization find it challenging to develop believable business cases that will get the support of key stakeholders and necessary project funding? Is there a proven methodology in your organization to prioritize proposed projects to select the highest value initiatives?  No?  Well, you're not alone. To some degree, many organizations struggle to develop robust and believable business cases ...

    Posted at September 11, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Beyond ERP Development – Integrated Platforms & Programming

    Beyond ERP Development – Integrated Platforms & Programming Dusan Jugovic, Senior Systems Engineer (Partner at Codeeco) September 5, 2018   Developing ERP applications is not something that I had in mind when I started my undergraduate studies in university.  During my third year in the Faculty of Science, I was offered an opportunity to join a programming team responsible for refactoring an ERP product for one of the leading IT companies ...

    Posted at September 6, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Searching for Data: The Ignorance Explosion

    Searching for Data: The Ignorance Explosion Intkhab Ali, Senior Solution Architect August 29, 2018   About 25 years ago (literally on the cusp of the popularity of the Web), my boss at the time did a symposium presentation on the “ignorance explosion”, which was a play on the phrase “information explosion”. He was not referring to people becoming stupider, but rather the increasing gap between information available and people's capability to process ...

    Posted at August 30, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
  • News Release #2: Architecture-as-a-Service is Here!

    News Release #2: Architecture-as-a-Service is Here! Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects August 22, 2018   In News Release #1, the focus was to explain what Service-as-a-Architecture (AaaS) was, and what it was NOT.  There is a lot of confusion as to what AaaS is, and if you conduct a survey with ten IT professionals, chances are that you’ll get ten different answers, ...

    Posted at August 23, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • News Release #1: Architecture-as-a-Service is Here!

    News Release #1: Architecture-as-a-Service is Here! Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects August 15, 2018   Everything is a service these days, even architecture.  If you’re planning to offer any kind of product or service today, chances are you won’t be the first.  I can’t help but think about Kicking Horse Coffee and the fact that they went from a family-owned small town coffee roasting business to being on every supermarket shelf ...

    Posted at August 16, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Managing Projects Without a Framework – Part III

    Managing Projects Without a Framework – Part III Marianne Hang, Senior Project Manager August 7, 2018   Taking it Home In part 2 of this blog series, I recommended three key project management documents that are important to build and present early on in a project where there is no project management framework. Now you’re a month or two in and you’ve got some solid documentation in place to help move you and ...

    Posted at August 7, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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