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An Explanation of Enterprise Architecture

Architecture is not what is tangible, that is the result of architecture.  Architecture is the set of descriptive representations that are required to create an object There appears to be a gross misunderstanding about Architecture, particularly in the information technology

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Data Models Ensure Successful Migrations

When migrating data across platforms, it is critically important to have three full data models to support the effort, with the relevant metadata.  Having these models will reduce time, costs, and effort needed to perform the migration successfully. Introduction Migrating

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How Modeling adds Value to a Data Dictionary

A well-modeled data dictionary can provide lasting value and ensure consistency of use throughout an organization for all data elements. Introduction The primary purpose organizations create and maintain a data dictionary is to standardize data content , context, and definitions

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Three

Challenges to implementing data architecture with packaged applications can be overcome by addressing issues and challenges during design Introduction In a previous article I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application. They were

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Two

Every organization should follow a set of guidelines for implementing packaged applications to ensure architectural harmony and avoid numerous problems. Previously I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application.  They were convinced that

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part One

Using package applications without a defined data architecture strategy creates silos of data, making sharing data across applications extremely difficult. Introduction I once worked with a client where the business and IT did not have a peaceful history.  The business

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