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Rajeev Bhardwaj
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Is this good governance?
Compliance is only one of the key aspects of Governance, albeit one of the most well know ones. Sometimes it seems like governance gets too mired in setting up command and control, and never matures to the next level. Gartner defines Governance with a highe...

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Now this is what I call governance!
I have always dreamed of governance that is enabling but not controlling; precise but not stifling; may be this is it! :-) Source: Unknown, please let me know if you know the source and I will add credits promptly. Thank you!

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Trust or Process or Both?
Recently, this thought has been coming to mind more and more... does a high trust environment alleviate the need for onerous processes? Should organizations focus on creating trust as much as they focus on processes using PMP, ITIL, TOGAF or other framework...

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It works, but do they love it?
Great technical architecture isn't it? After all, meets the business requirements, is modular, is robust and most importantly... is approved by the Architecture Review Board!! :-) LOL Even though the above invention (errr.. architecture) looks ridiculous, i...

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Innovation - Edges or Center??
The speed of innovation is accelerating at the edges. Actually, it has always been like that - some times in the form of shadow IT; some times in the form of one-trick mobile apps; some times in the form of technology diversity that an EA might not like! I ...

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The Cheap Information Officer evolves!
We all have experienced that the focus and clout of an Enterprise Architect is closely linked with the stage of evolution the CIO is in! Even at the risk of stereotyping the CIO maturation process, lets review a typical CIO evolution cycle together. I would...

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Enterprise Architect or Enterprise Archaeologist?
Do you sometimes feel like an Enterprise Archaeologist instead of Enterprise Architect? :-) Please indulge me as I talk IT for a second. Age old legacy systems, thousands of shadow applications, complex dependencies and inability to respond to changing busi...

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Too late for Enterprise Architecture?
"Hey, should we call the Enterprise Architects now, or is still too early?" Photo Credit: Unknown, saw it at an EA presentation.

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Making sense of technology hype and fads!
There is so much going on these days on the technology front - it is exciting and overwhelming at the same time! How does one make sense of these disruptions, nexus of forces, fads, trends and hype! There is cloud computing, mobility, social collaboration, ...

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In love with the machine OR its benefits?
Even though it is fairly obvious, I think we need to keep reminding ourselves as Enterprise Architects - "Are we after the coolest technology (trend) OR the business outcome it enables?" In my humble opinion, companies that know how to harness technologies ...
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