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.

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.

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.

Discover ABACUS 6.0

Designed for both the modern enterprise architect and the wider digital enterprise, ABACUS 6.0 is the first platform to put enterprise architecture at the heart of a connected digital business. Enjoy best-in-class modeling, roadmapping and analytics. Connect enterprise data with browser-editable portfolios and catalogs. Use dashboards and responsive visualizations to streamline data management and decision making across your business. Powerful analytic techniques include no-code algorithms and “Architecture Sync” smart gap analysis.

The Future of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation (Webinar)

How can Enterprise Architects prepare for the future? What does your team need to stay ahead of the curve? You may already be grappling with how Enterprise Architecture integrates with Agile and DevOps, Biomodal IT, and Digital Transformation. But what about how to architect for IoT, AI, and machine learning?

Hear from industry leaders about the technologies you’ll need to know about to deliver first-class EA in the future. Plus tactics for coping with the volume, velocity, and variability of disruptive technology. What will you need in your toolbox? (This webinar was presented via the Open Group)

5 Quick Wins That Gives Enterprise Architects an Edge (Webinar)

These five quick wins have been tried-and-tested to prove the value of enterprise architecture. Could your team use them to set your course for success? Achievable in only weeks or months these initiatives allow you to spot opportunities, quantify risks and run algorithms which guide IT strategy and digital transformation.

Three Secret Weapons Enterprise Architects Need to Succeed (Webinar)

Originally presented at Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit 22 – 23 May 2018 | London, UK

Enterprise architects are in demand and need to become modern digital superheroes. Are you using these three secret weapons to boost your strategies and roadmaps?   To master complex digital and business ecosystems, collaboration is a must. Can enterprise graphs, integrations and open APIs, and algorithms help you shine in your role?

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.

Six Secrets of Top Enterprise Architects

Enterprise Architects need to win over decision-makers who drive strategy and budgets. Discover how to achieve quick wins to establish credibility, positioning Enterprise Architects as enablers of strategy. Leverage standards including the TOGAF and ArchiMate to deliver quick answers and hit business goals.

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.

Roadmapping Masterclass for Enterprise Architects

Delivering a quick, clear enterprise architecture roadmap is a hallmark of successful Enterprise Architects.

Discover how to leverage standards and existing data (SharePoint, Excel, Google Sheets etc) to build compelling roadmaps. Map lifecycle stages, dependencies and impacts using automated views. Build business cases to streamline application portfolios, manage legacy systems and technical debt, and reduce costs. Explore strategies for longer term planning including trade-off analysis.

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