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ArchiMate 3: What do the license changes mean?

With the release of ArchiMate 3, The Open Group has changed the text of the license as well as their explanation. What has changed, and what does it mean? (Note, as this is not about modelling with ArchiMate but about … Continue reading

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Vertical Integration versus (horizontal) standardisation

Over on Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal I’ve just posted a column about ‘vertical integration’, where it comes from, how it drives certain developments (e.g. it is one of the drivers for the cloud) and how it is in conflict with … Continue reading

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Is ArchiMate® an Open Standard? Not really.

ArchiMate is not an open standard by most definitions as it is neither royalty-free nor maintained by a not-for-profit organisation. TOG is a commercial enterprise whose (shaky) approach to the legalities is meant to create a monopoly. Continue reading

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Twenty years ago: deconstructing hype

Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant launched a site to commemorate their initial steps on the internet, 20 years ago, on May 6, 1996. All in good fun, e.g. de site looks like a Windows 95 desktop. On it, they put … Continue reading

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The IT-janitor

Suppose you build a house. When it’s finished it’s shiny, new, and clean. Then you live in it for decades. Stacks of old newspapers litter the floors. Sometimes a bunch of these get thrown out. You only do superficial cleaning, … Continue reading

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UltiMateCloud™

Just a short mention today: R&A, Tetradian and Archi are proud to announce a new initiative: UltiMateCloud™, an initiative that takes Big Data and Cloud to its limit — and beyond. Have a look at the website (April Fools hoax, … Continue reading

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Presentation Chess and the Art of EA available on YouTube

I have given presentations of my story several times in the last years. From guest lectures at a university to conferences (3 hours) to presentations such as the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit (45 minutes). I’ve recorded an audio track with the … Continue reading

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