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Adrian Grigoriu: April 2014 Archives

Alpha strategies posted "Strategy vs Business Models: What's the Difference?"  Their "answer is that strategy models show the strategies of a business while business models show the interactions between strategies and the uncontrollable external factors that the strategies are intended to address, such as customers and suppliers."It is rather obvious, if not self... Read More..
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There are a lot of articles floating around about the role of the CIO. Is there a problem? The questions seems to be about where is the role going. Clearly, something is on people's mind.  But what is happening?  The CIO world is stirred, if not shaken, by the new... Read More..
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The title of "business designer" grows en vogue today.Please refer to my previous post and comments as well about the role of the business architect. In the strict sense of the words, there is no such role as business designer, because at least, for now, nobody, to my knowledge, has come with an... Read More..
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This is a long comment for the HBR blog on "Why your analytics are failing you" that states that "the real challenge is recognizing that using big data and analytics to better solve problems and/or make decisions obscures the organizational reality that new analytics often requires new behaviors".True, big data... Read More..
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We all agree that, ideally, there should be only one enterprise architecture (EA) that describes the overall business operation, technology and organization of the enterprise in integration. And to be able to properly operate cross-enterprise, the function that delivers the EA should report into the top enterprise management.   In practice... Read More..
It's a question we hear much too often since it is supposed to render EA more acceptable to business. The answers though add to the confusion about EA because EA often ends up being compared to management consultancy or in any case, appears to step into other business territories. That... Read More..
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Since both Business Architecture and Design Thinking have rather vague and wide scoping definitions it is hard to think they have having nothing in common. Yet, at first sight, it is hard to find anything common. We have to look through the thick cloud of fuzzyness to find the relationship, if... Read More..
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Adrian Grigoriu blogs about everything relating to enterprise and business architecture, SOA, frameworks, design, planning, execution, organization and related issues.

Adrian Grigoriu

Adrian is an executive consultant in enterprise architecture, former head of enterprise architecture at Ofcom, the spectrum and broadcasting U.K. regulatory agency and chief architect at TM Forum, an organization providing a reference integrated business architecture framework, best practices and standards for the telecommunications and digital media industries. He also was a high technology, enterprise architecture and strategy senior manager at Accenture and Vodafone, and a principal consultant and lead architect at Qantas, Logica, Lucent Bell Labs and Nokia. He is the author of two books on enterprise architecture development available on Kindle and published articles with BPTrends, the Microsoft Architecture Journal and the EI magazine. Shortlisted by Computer Weekly for the IT Industry blogger of the year 2011.

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