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CreativITy: Reading Essentials, Part Deux

October 20, 2010

In April I wrote a blog post on what books I highly recommend reading. It was because I just had a great session at Fontys Hogeschool about Software Development and Business Alignment. Last Saturday, I had an awesome talk to some very creative people about what really does thrive Business & IT Alignment. (And if […]

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Does the Money Tree exist in ICT?

October 7, 2010

“show me the money…”. One of the best films ever made. But what does it have to do with IT? Or with Business and IT alignment? To be completely frank, everything. One of the main things that grasp me every day in my line of job is the total neglect of Business Case value in […]

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Governmental ICT waste

September 22, 2010

Last week I wrote an article for one of the large Dutch newspapers following the news about a 12 million euro project gotten killed . Unfortunately the article was too specialistic to be actually placed in the paper. But that also means that I now have the opportunity to publish it here on I […]

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Is Enterprise Architecture the Solution to Business / IT Misfits?

September 10, 2010

If you believe a lot of marketing around Enterprise Architecture it is. But in the practice the overkill of EA strategies and implementation really brings a lot to mind when it comes to solutions on Business and IT misfits. IT doesn’t support Business as much as it should. IT doesn’t push Business as hard as […]

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Is Business Architecture really the Basis of it All?

August 10, 2010

In most Enterprise Architecture frameworks the Business Architecture drives the Information Architecture. But is this completely accurate? Didn’t we gain some new insights over the past few years. Information, and especially technology (or IT) Architecture can drive the Business Architecture, creating new and previously unimagined possibilities for organizations. Modern IT isn’t anymore about offering the […]

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Looking forward to Oracle OpenWorld 2010

August 6, 2010

T minus 6 weeks. The anticipation for this years Oracle OpenWorld is kicking in. What can we expect? Are there things we cannot participate? What is the great unknown and which sessions are a must? All these questions for one great week in San Francisco. Like all OpenWorlds before this one, there will be loads […]

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