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Enterprise Architecture Strategy & Success

A Guide to Architecture & Strategy: Model business, application, information, and technology layers. Generate artifacts, viewpoints and metrics to track the health of your projects and priorities. Model scenarios and future state architectures, and undertake gap analysis. Set up integrations and automations to streamline reporting. Use browser-based portfolios, tailored dashboards and rich data visualizations to communicate.

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Six Step Action Plan for GDPR modeling and compliance

Enterprise architects are in a strong position to use existing data to support strategies for GDPR compliance. Learn how to use data and analytic techniques to accelerate IT audits, model data flows and infer where sensitive data or shadow IT might be stored. This guide also covers techniques for pulling together reports for the C-suite, marketing and beyond.

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Quick Guide to Enterprise Architecture Tool Selection: A Checklist for EAs

Navigating a tool selection process well can have a huge impact on the ease with which you do your job. It can make or break the success of your practice . This whitepaper gathers key criteria and pitfalls from an analysis of hundreds of enterprise architecture management tool selection processes. It also draw on experience from the TOGAF and ArchiMate tools certification programs.

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How to build an Enterprise Architecture Roadmap

Learn about four types of best-practice roadmapping. Which style and structure will suit your business? What elements should be on the roadmap – Services? Strategies? Standards? Projects? Applications? What properties or lifecycle stages should you focus on? How can you show multiple scenario options? What visualizations are best?

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Enterprise Architecture Methodology

7 steps to architecture success – Defining a methodology is one of the most important steps in setting up a successful enterprise architecture program. Learn how to map out goals and scope, identify stakeholders, choose a framework, integrate and populate your repository, modeling and roadmapping, set up metrics and algorithms to streamline reporting and understand when and how much to communicate.

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How to select the best EA charts & diagrams

Learn how to create the essential charts and diagrams for enterprise architecture reporting.  Explore advanced custom charts and visualizations. Discover the visualizations used by top enterprise architects deliver accurate, relevant and contextual information which is easily understood at a glance.

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The Power of EA Algorithms

Learn how to use algorithms to understand key performance metrics for your enterprise. Monitor the health of projects according to your chosen metrics including financial, performance and security metrics. Set up cost projections for business and IT operations. Use algorithms for Cloud Hosting, Outsourcing, Complexity etc, automating your calculations. Discover graph-based architectural algorithms to manage large complex datasets and drive confident action.

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Application Portfolio Management

This guide walks through key steps for transforming large complex IT software application portfolios. Learn how to audit your application landscapes, including integrating supplier information, cost-benefit analysis and risk scoring. Identify metrics to tackle your ever expanding portfolio of new and legacy applications. As a tool which captures and models both IT and business data, ABACUS provides a ready-to-go solution for business-focused APM.

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Enterprise Portfolio Management

Through its powerful capabilities as a structural modeling tool, ABACUS provides a ready-to-go solution for EPM practitioners to measure, value and prioritise investments across all classes of business and IT asset.

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Business Process Management

Business Process Management (BPM) is one of the most popular methods for retaining business viability in a competitive market. ABACUS supports practitioners in managing the complexities of BPM, helping the business to hit its goals.

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IT Service Management

From managing the compliance of your organization with ITSM, to supporting ITSM-based processes as activities, you can count on ABACUS.

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