How to Use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (5 Minute Guide for Enterprise & Security Architects)
Learn about NIST CSF’s Core, Tier and Profile components. Improve your cybersecurity with NIST CSF Profiling and understand where NIST CSF fits with an existing Enterprise Architecture metamodel.
Implement NIST CSF with Avolution’s ABACUS to track and visualize your cybersecurity mission objectives.
How to Use BPMN in Enterprise Architecture (3 Minutes)
Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) has become the standard in graphical notation for documenting the tasks and steps in processes.
Architects can use BPMN to capture: Business Process Models, Sequence Flows, Workflows, Information Access Process Models, Procurement Process Models, Customer Journey Maps, Information Access Processes and more.
How to Use PESTLE for Scenario Analysis (4 Minutes)
Add analysis of Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal & Environmental factors to your digital business and enterprise architecture management. Capture, rate and present data on external factors, manage risks, and visualize PESTLE analysis.
Combine PESTLE analysis with popular Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, Security & Strategy Frameworks also available in ABACUS.
Sophos – Case Study
Enterprise Architecture for Cybersecurity
Use Case: Sophos needed a platform to support their enterprise architecture practice in identifying and setting mitigation strategies for exposure and risk, and also for cost-savings and scenario-planning for future requirements.
Solution: Map the business and technology landscape from an IT and security viewpoint. Define properties to ensure compliance with regulators. Identify business capabilities enabled by technology, security risk scoring, authorized and unauthorized solutions, cost-saving and automation opportunities. They also use ABACUS for algorithms and scripting to automate reporting, and to provide analysis of security risk and architectural metrics in general.
What Will Enterprise Architecture Look Like in 2025? (Webinar)
Enterprise architect has topped the list as “the best job in America”. What will employers want from their best EAs looking towards the coming decade?
This webinar brings together insights from the latest industry surveys on IT leadership and cloud trends. Plus forecasts on the skills which will be in demand as business and technology landscapes evolve.
Navigating Large-Scale Application Management with Portfolio Models & Timeline Roadmaps (Webinar)
Managing the application portfolio at Suncorp, one of Australia’s largest financial services institutions, provides a strong and efficient foundation for the business.
The insurance giant’s enterprise architecture team employs ServiceNow syncing with ABACUS’ centralized repository, to maintain an accurate representation of current state and future lifecycle events. Leveraging ABACUS has facilitated work towards automating the production of target state roadmaps.
Digital Roadmapping & Digital Modeling in the 2020s
Learn how to leverage data with platform integrations and collaborative data ownership; the different types of frameworks and standards; and how to tailor a framework to your organization.
Explore the fundamental elements of a roadmap and the four different types – Recommendations & Heatmaps, Lifecycles & Gantt Charts, Work Packages & Interdependencies; Multiple Architectures.
Setting Winning Enterprise Architecture Strategies Using Algorithms (Webinar)
Algorithms are everywhere, from online banking to social media. They provide a powerful way to analyze data and predict patterns. They also help busy professionals maintain and control data and avoid time-consuming manual inputs and calculations.
The algorithms and machine learning functionality in ABACUS is underpinned by a tailored repository and highly configurable graph database.
Roadmapping with Capability Models (Webinar)
Business Capability Models are key tools for roadmapping towards maturity and competitive advantage. This presentation demonstrates how to map current capabilities and build a roadmap for capability optimization.
This webinar covers: using algorithms to generate capabilities; generating capability maturity lifecycles from supporting business and IT components; planning a target state; and comparing target and current state capabilities.
Dashboard Masterclass: How to Communicate When the Stopwatch is Ticking (Webinar)
Gain your seat at the table and fast track key Enterprise Architecture messages with business-friendly dashboards. How do you persuade, gain buy-in and sign off from time-poor stakeholders? Or communicate and collaborate on large amounts of data across your enterprise? Effective data visualizations can help simplify complex data and allow your colleagues to quickly focus and provide feedback when it matters most.
Tackling Technical Debt, A Guide for Enterprise Architects (Webinar)
Walk through how to use the latest analytics and visualizations to tackle technical debt, including mapping cost, technical debt ratios, technical metrics, complexity, security, dependencies and business risk. We will find data-driven answers to key questions such as; “What is technical debt costing us in monetary terms?” and “What is the impact of Technical Debt on our team and how do we measure this?” Then we will build a roadmap which manages trade-offs between financial, time and technical constraints.
Six Steps for Tackling Cybersecurity Risk and Threats (Webinar)
Join the enterprise architecture team at security specialists, Sophos, to learn how they address risks and threats, and identify strategies to work with the business to ensure cybersecurity best-practice, including: application catalogs and security risk scoring; mitigation strategies for exposure and risk; identifying cost-savings, scenario planning for future requirements; visualizations for communicating roadmaps.
Aligning Enterprise Architecture with Business Process Management (Webinar)
Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management are techniques for capturing key business processes and planning business and IT strategy. How can we ensure we benefit from both? Join this webinar for a practical guide to aligning EA and BPM. Focus will be given on how BPM can be started, maintained and optimized while allowing you to see the value of connected architectures.
From Scratch to Self Service Architecture Almost – Digital EA Summit
The EA team at First Interstate Bank has taken an unscripted, throw it at the wall and see what sticks, approach to building an EA practice. They have used multiple frameworks and the “common language” of applications to drive business engagement. The team is developing a “self-service architecture” approach that supplies an open repository and encourages exploration through ABACUS Enterprise. The self-service architecture approach is helping to accelerate projects, present roadmaps for planning, and supply a common language for communication.
Enterprise Architecture Roadmapping in 2020 (Webinar)
What are the top enterprise architecture and IT trends that will guide 2020? How can you make the most of new techniques to make architecture easier and more collaborative? Join hosts Tim O’Neill and Andrew Lewthwaite in a comprehensive overview of ABACUS 7. Discover the latest features, including interactive Gantt charts to quickly visualize roadmaps and Graph View capabilities to explore relationships within your enterprise.
Roadmapping Cloud Migration and Architecture (Webinar)
Cloud Migration continues apace in 2020, and enterprise architects are at the helm of cloud transformation efforts. Cloud technologies are also becoming top contributors to IT complexity. Successful digital transformation will continue to go hand in hand with strong architecture planning of Cloud Applications and Services.
Digital Security Architecture for Enterprise Architects (Webinar)
Strong cybersecurity business benefits a whole enterprise. From satisfying risk and compliance requirements to crucial application uses, building the relationship between EA and digital security creates a dependable foundation for a powerful digital strategy.
This webinar explores: how enterprise architects can improve their digital cybersecurity with key cybersecurity business objectives, different types of cybersecurity frameworks and the relationship between EA and digital security. Dive deeper into the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and learn how to implement it with ABACUS.
Digital EA Frameworks for Financial Services (Webinar)
Enterprise Architecture can help improve the organisational structure through productivity, agility, timeliness, revenue growth, and cost reduction. It provides a “digital map” which delivers quick answers to business and technology questions.
Banking and Financial Services are able to focus more clearly on enhancing their core functional capabilities and delivering a seamless experience to their customers, with strong enterprise architecture.
Enterprise Architecture Roadmapping in 60 seconds with ABACUS by Avolution
An overview of roadmapping with ABACUS. Easily upload your existing data, choose from over 100 frameworks and notations, build your roadmaps, and report using rich visuals. Use ABACUS for quick and powerful data management, enterprise roadmapping, application management, infrastructure management, impact analysis, trade off analysis, cloud readiness assessments, portfolio health checks.
Constructing the Enterprise Digital Twin
Suncor Energy, a leading Canadian energy company, provides sustainable, trusted energy to millions each day. The architecture team at Suncor recognized the potential business value in creating a digital twin, or a virtual counterpart to their real-world system. This presentation will identify best practices for incorporating a digital twin construction into existing business processes and how to find value across your organization.
Mastering Data: Creating an Effective EA Repository
By transforming your repository into a single source of truth, you help avoid data silos and allow business leaders to make informed data-driven decisions. During this webinar, Mark Harrison will explore the key steps which Enstar, a leading global insurance group, used to harvest their data into an effective EA repository helping to create value and master their data.
Streamlining Application Rating and Categorization with Algorithms – Digital EA Summit
Man Group. are an active investment firm managing US$ 114.4b globally. Their enterprise architecture team supports the firms’ advanced technology infrastructure and governs the latest technology across all aspects of their business. Technical Architect, James Bashford, will focus in on how they have streamlined their application rating framework using algorithms in ABACUS, so that technology is responsive to the needs of both critical business operations and everyday innovation.
Making Enterprise Architecture a Success in 12 Weeks (Webinar)
This webinar covers what is required to make enterprise architecture a success and how Architects can speed time to value and deliver on stakeholder requirements. What if you could achieve these goals in just 12 weeks? Or less?
Roadmapping with TOGAF 9.2 and ArchiMate 3.0 (Open Group Webinar)
Do you use TOGAF or ArchiMate? Interested in Roadmapping? The TOGAF and ArchiMate standards can provide both a head start and a solid foundation for your Enterprise Architecture roadmaps. Architects can use them to access methods, processes, metamodels, templates and visual notations which accelerate IT and business planning. Whether you’re building roadmaps to manage customer needs, business growth, emerging opportunities, risks and security threats or other requirements, this webinar will provide an overview of how to use the new TOGAF standard and the ArchiMate 3.0 standard in your work.
Cloud-based Enterprise Architecture, Modeling and Roadmapping with ABACUS by Avolution
ABACUS Cloud provides a high performance HTML5 client. Users can enjoy completely secure access to ABACUS from any device. Simply login to your ABACUS Cloud workspace and start diagramming and roadmapping. Collaborate seamlessly with your colleagues across time-zones and locations. No need to install any extensions or to configure your device. ABACUS Cloud is OS agnostic and works on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and any HTML5 compatible browser.