Tag Archive for EA

Amazon Fires Up Fire TV Featuring Voice Search And Content Viewing Prediction Capabilities

by Jennifer Zaino Amazon today unveiled its Fire TV streaming video device. During the announcement event in Manhattan, company vice president Peter Larsen called the $99 set top box “tiny, incredibly powerful and unbelievably simple.” For users, that power and simplicity are designed to be evident in features such as the device’s ability to project and…

Video: Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence Defines Enterprise Architecture

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by Angela Guess In a new video, Sam Holcman, the Managing Director of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE), defines Enterprise Architecture. During the fifteen minute video, Holcman describes the definition of Enterprise Architecture from a technology perspective, from a business perspective, the logic behind the definition, and the intent of the definition. EACOE’s website states, “The mission of…

Enterprise Architecture Trends: MDM & DG

by Angela Guess Rob Karel of Forrester recently commented on colleague Bran Hopkins analysis that master data management and supporting data governance efforts remain among the top strategies utilized by enterprise architects. Karel writes, “Firms are finally recognizing that there is an unbreakable link between processes and data and that trying to accomplish MDM without…

Supporting the Business with Enterprise Architecture

by Angela Guess A recent interview with Deloitte Consulting technology strategist Daniel Lawrence Spar provides some insight into how enterprise architecture (EA) can support business. Spar states, “EA, when approached properly, is multidisciplinary and when done right it brings together the concepts of business strategy in its operating models, technology architecture and implementation detail. What…

What is the Potential of Semantic Technology – Part 1

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Asessing and exploiting "market potential" is complicated. Every new technology must pass through this process in order to achieve adoption. Semantic technology faces an even more difficult challenge given the pervasive nature of its potential. However, we can help accelerate this process by providing real world problem solving examples of how this potential can be harnessed (both technically and from the business perspective).

Semantics and Cyber Security – part 1

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 There are still many folks out there wondering exactly how Semantic Technology can add value within mainstream solutions architectures and practices. This is something that I’ve spent the last three years working on, specifically developing a set of IT practices which leverages an underlying methodology that we’ve discussed here before called “Semantic Integration” (SI). SI can be applied to any functional or industry domain because what it really represents is the first philosophical breakthrough for enterprise integration in decades. Some people may feel that SOA represented a similar breakthrough, but in fact it hasn’t. The reason SOA has fallen short is because of continued misunderstanding as to where the application architecture began and the middleware and data architecture ended. Semantic Integration avoids this critical flaw by virtue of the fact that it supports every tier of the architecture and is relevant in both horizontal and vertical dimensions. One of the most exciting practices that we’ve built atop Semantic Integration is dedicated to improving Cyber Security through unification of the many IT security stovepipes.