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  • Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Get Your Hands on a Business Reference Model

    Don't Reinvent the Wheel, Get Your Hands on a Business Reference Model Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects February 4, 2018   Business Reference Models illustrate the functional and organizational composition of the core business of an organization. We sometimes call them industry reference models because they may pertain to a specific industry. You can find industry-specific business reference models for all kinds of industries, including aerospace & defense, airline, automotive, ...

    Posted at February 4, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Cloud Integration 101

    Cloud Integration 101 Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects January 22, 2018   Before we jump into cloud integration, I have a foundational question: What is cloud? We better understand what it is that we’re integrating before we dive in. I think this is a fair question considering that cloud is a misunderstood term as it applies to information technology. Most people seem to think that cloud is a type of technology, ...

    Posted at January 23, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • AI is the Future, Always has Been

    AI is the Future, Always Has Been Bob Ivkovic, Principal of IT Architects January 15, 2018   Artificial Intelligence or AI has been around since I was born, and I’m no spring chicken.  When I started my career as an Oracle DBA back in 1983, we had an AI group in the IT department.  I’m not sure they ever got off the ground, or anyone else had for that matter, because we ...

    Posted at January 17, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Robert A. Schwartz, Vice President (Panasonic)

    We have been very pleased with the stability of the interface architecture and the quality of the interface software delivered. They have strong expertise in using the various technologies such as: ALE, ABAP, Mercator, NT, Unix and MQ Series. They worked well with the various functional teams to define the business transactions and data mappings required for the integration of SAP and the WMS. In addition to providing a highly qualified staff, namely Mr. Ivkovic, ...

    Posted at July 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : Testimonials | 0 Comment
  • Tom Wynnyk, Director IS/IT – Bell

    Team, I was just presented the IS/IT Delivery platform methodology. I am overly impressed with the outcome. In all my years of working in IT I have never seen such a solid and well done piece of work. I have asked the team to setup training sessions for all of IS/IT and put in place the usability section of the methodology. I would encourage you to ask your manager for an overview, you will see how this will ...

    Posted at July 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : Testimonials | 0 Comment
  • Richard S. Hannah, Director – Shaw Communications Inc.

    We are glad that you and Neil could work with us on this important project. You definitely added value to the project and we hope to work with you again in the future. Thanks.

    Posted at July 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : Testimonials | 0 Comment
  • Kathy Penner, Associate Director – Fujitsu Consulting

    Mr. Bob Ivkovic was responsible for scope definition of 48 interfaces, coaching the functional analysts in the completion of business requirements and design specs, spearheading an EAI solution using Mercator, and providing support to the TYES infrastructure team. This role required strong analysis, high attention to detail and good communication skills. Bob completed this role very well. Bob’s role on the project was extended multiple times due to the increasing level of complexity and the confidence ...

    Posted at July 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : Testimonials | 0 Comment
  • J.P. Moreau Manager, Systems Integration IBM Calgary

    At this time I know I speak for the entire IBM management team and all of us who work with SAP in thanking you for your dedication, your late nights, your resolve and your accomplishments to date on this project. And I know I can count on you as our client gets closer to "flipping the switch". It's a real treat to work with professionals like you! Congratulations on your project and I look forward to ...

    Posted at July 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : Testimonials | 0 Comment
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