Sharing knowledge and good practices is one of the core values of BiZZdesign. We regularly organize and contribute to online and offline seminars, conferences and round tables sessions. Recently there was a very successful seminar on Enterprise Risk and Security Architecture for Dutch financial institutions. After a presentation on “Security is not an IT problem”, the lacking relations between policies and measures was discussed. Then we had a World Café on various topics to learn from each other. Please share your good and worst practices by reacting to this blog.
Architects, Analysts, Modelers, and Managers are busy people, any time-saving methods are always welcome. Here are ten essential BiZZdesign Architect shortcuts that you may not know about, but could end up saving you precious time.
Sharing knowledge and good practices is one of the core values of BiZZdesign. We regularly organize and contribute to online and offline seminars, conferences and round tables. Recently there was a very successful seminar on Enterprise Risk and Security Architecture for Dutch financial institutions. After presentations on “Security is not an IT problem”, and the often lacking connection between policies and measures in many organizations, we had a World Café on various topics. The blog covers the findings around the topic ‘How to create and sustain security awareness’ Please share your good and worst practices by reacting to this blog.
For those of you that are seasoned users of BiZZdesign Architect and the ArchiMate modelling capability, you may be aware of the ‘Auto-layout’ functionality built into the modelling canvas. After generating a view from the model, the results aren’t always perfect.
This June we're celebrating our new product launch at BiZZdesign. We have exciting news to share about our new platform, BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio, as well as feature updates and new functionalities.
With the release of Architect 4.7.0 the BiZZdesign tools have become a lot more powerful in automating and scheduling tasks. For a long time now, the BiZZdesign products have had the ability to run analyses and a limited ability to automate repetitive tasks. This is done by using our own scripting language, which is specifically adapted to a working with (architecture) models.
Using this scripting language in the latest release it is possible to automate tasks like importing data from external sources, synchronizing with systems or models, and reporting model contents. By automating the reporting of a model, you can make sure that the information available to the rest of the organization is always the information from the latest model.
‘Going to the cloud’ seems to be a hype amongst CxO’s. Since its potential is so widely acknowledged and advertised and its opportunities seem endless, digitization of the organization is the New Normal. But what exactly does this digitization comprise? And, more importantly, can we exploit all this potential? Answering those questions seems far more difficult than following the hype and ‘just doing it because everybody else is’.
Agility has become a key ability of enterprises. The pace at which customers require changes, at which new laws and regulations affect services and introduce processes, and the ease with which competitors can disrupt your business, as Google and Apple do nowadays, leads to tremendous pressure. Pressure to change rapidly, to adopt new technologies, to generate growth, to scale up or to reduce cost. So in many organizations, being agile is as crucial as being able to innovate. Innovation and agility are necessary competences for a sustainable business.
Agilität ist zu einer wichtigen Fähigkeit der Unternehmen geworden. Das Tempo, bei dem die Kunden sich verändern, bei dem neue Gesetze und Verordnungen ihre Dienstleistungen und Prozesse beeinflussen und die Schnelligkeit, mit der Wettbewerber, wie Google und Apple, sie herausfordern, führt allzu oft zu einem enormen Druck auf das Unternehmen. Dabei kann sich der Druck in unterschiedlicher Art und Weise bemerkbar machen, wie zum Beispiel Druck sich schnell zu verändert, oder neue Technologien einzuführen, Wachstum zu generieren oder Kosten zu reduzieren. In Folge dessen ist die Agilität schlichtweg notwendig, um überhaupt mit ständigen Innovationen schnell auf dem Markt agieren zu können. Beides, Innovation und Flexibilität, sind für eine nachhaltige Positionierung am Markt notwendig.
Bring your own device, bring your own technology, bring your own phone or IT consumerisation (respectively BYOD, BYOT, BYOP). Whatever you want to call it, anno 2015 everybody knows the concept of bringing your privately owned device to access company information and applications. This was thrown in high gear with the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, making it impossible to imagine a working world without the concept. However people stand divided regarding the effects of BYOD. In this blog we discuss the good, the bad & the ugly regarding BYOD – leading to the conclusion that it is all about a good BYOD strategy, policy and plan how things work out for your organization. As we always like to finish on a positive note we’ll start with the bad and the ugly and finish with the good.