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8 Oct, 2019

7 Common Myths about the Zachman Architecture Framework

08 October, 2019
Ronald G. Ross with Gladys S.W. Lam
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The Zachman Framework is a thinking tool. Its abstract nature has led to the proliferation of some myths that hinder its understanding and adoption. Introduction Widely misunderstood and misrepresented, the Zachman Architecture Framework is simply a thinking tool, not a methodology. Its fundamentally neutral position concerning methodology and implementation is the secret to its power and the reas

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11 Sep, 2019

Basics of Blockchain Technology

11 September, 2019
William Hess
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Blockchain is a combination of technology and processes used to allow the recording of transactions and their metadata permanently and with validation. It is an essential component of trusted security operations. Introduction The blockchain technology is a frequently mentioned term when talking about cryptocurrencies. However, many people have little to no idea how it actually works, what it is us

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27 Mar, 2019

Data Services as Part of Enterprise Architecture

27 March, 2019
Charles Ngando Black
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Data services support the emergence of data offices and data-centric architectures to allow organizations to develop opportunities for improved data management and usage Introduction Data Service is a part of a data-centric architecture. A good data-centric architecture has many benefits and organizations should focus on clarifying the reasons, opportunities and strengths of this architectural sty

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13 Mar, 2019

Data Office as Part of Enterprise Architecture

13 March, 2019
Charles Ngando Black
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A Data Office has become a reality as part of many organizations’ enterprise architecture frameworks.  A data office can support moving the organization toward a data-centric view for enterprise services and solutions.. Introduction Data Office, data service, data-centric architecture, data governance, chief data officer, etc. are some terms that have become part of the language of data managem

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28 Jun, 2018

Blockchain and the Cloud: Data Storage 2.0

28 June, 2018
Martin J. Frappolli
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A shift in technologies will expand traditional methods of data generation, data storage, and data analysis capabilities that will reduce friction and costs, while streamlining processes in many data-intensive industries like insurance. Introduction Part One of this series presented topics about the great volume of new data types, such as data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), and how tha

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4 May, 2018

Foundations of Data Science

04 May, 2018
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
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Data manipulation, analysis and data management combine with scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from large amounts of data Introduction The phrase "data science" is akin to the proverbial elephant and the eight blind men - each one imagining what an "elephant" is by what he feels in the small area to which he has access.  For some, data science is statisti

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11 Apr, 2018

Data Drives the Digitization of Insurance

11 April, 2018
Martin J. Frappolli, CPCU, FIDM, AIC
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Data generated by The Internet of Things is having a major effect on insurance companies’ approaches to enterprise data management Introduction Even before the use of computers, data was at the heart of the insurance business.  Unlike other enterprises that sell a tangible product, insurers sell a promise. In exchange for your premium dollar today, the insurer promises to pay for your future co

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23 Mar, 2018

Enterprise Architecture Defined

23 March, 2018
Samuel B. Holcman
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Samuel B. Holcman An enterprise architecture (EA) is a series of conceptual blueprints that defines the structure and operation of an organization to enable strategic progress. Enterprise Architecture (EA) explicitly describes an organization through a set of independent, non-redundant artifacts, defines how these artifacts relate with each other, and develops a set of prioritized, aligned initiat

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15 Mar, 2018

Concepts and Uses of Open Data

15 March, 2018
Paula R. Buchanan
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The use of open data is becoming more popular. Data management professionals should develop familiarity with the concept, use, and challenges of open data. Introduction The concept of open data is not new, but its use is becoming more prevalent as the availability of sources, and the validity of those sources, grows. Problems often arise because these sources are commercially valuable or can be ag

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5 Sep, 2017

A Continuing Struggle with Enterprise Architecture

05 September, 2017
John A. Zachman
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Proper enterprise architecture must include business focus and business involvement, and models of business requirements at all levels are needed as well as models for hardware, software, network, data, etc.… Introduction Recently, I received a letter from a friend of mine who was valiantly trying to initiate some architectural activity in a very large enterprise within a very important industry

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