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Joerg G. Beyer

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IT Security Management - an EA-driven approach with LeanIX Survey

As the requirements mentioned in our previous posts in our series on IT Security Management with LeanIX Survey clarify, a purely technical approach alone is not enough. In the current business environment, it will hardly be possible anymore to completely seal off one’s own IT landscape. Companies should instead follow a lean IT security management approach that makes it possible for them to iteratively improve their IT security:
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It's time to listen to the IT Pros - Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2016

If you are interested in tools for Enterprise Architecture, then you may well take a look at analyst reports on this subject. In early May the new Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools was published; a little earlier than expected, as the 2015 Magic Quadrant had been published only a few months ago.
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Why you need real-time Metrics as an Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architecture tools contain static information about the Application Portfolio and dependencies. An EA tool is usually separated from operational data, which is used in operations and development. In the past this was not a tragedy, as development cycles have been pretty long. Sometimes you released only two releases per year. But the world has changed and will change more and more in the future. The business success is dependent on
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LeanIX awarded as pioneering company in the field of Digital Transformation

LeanIX awarded as pioneering company in the field of Digital TransformationThe newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and the Rotonda Business-Club awarded the LeanIX GmbH for pioneering work in the field of digital transformation. The jury consisted of representatives of several well-known organizations such as the University of Duisburg-Essen, Boston Consulting Group and REWE digital and honored the dedication shown by LeanIX.

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A “smart“ connection of modeling and EAM

The IT congress Insight 2014 took place on December 2nd in Nuremberg. It was organised like in the last 11 years by the software company MID GmbH. This congress with now more than 600 visitors fosters the exchange of ideas about the topics BPM, EAM, BI/DWH and Agile. It is one of the most important events in the German, Austrian and Swiss region (DACH). LeanIX was not only one of the Gold sponsors and exhibitor but participated also as a presenter as part of a keynote.
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LeanIX EA Connect Day in Basel

LeanIX EA Connect Day in Basel
Before Christmas LeanIX invited to one of its EA (Enterprise Architecture) Connect Days which took place in Basel, Switzerland and was organized in cooperation with some of our clients. These events aim at local networking and informal exchange cross-companies. The focus is laid on learning from each other.

Our host this time was the assurance company Helvetia. The location was the ideal place not only for interesting and diversified presentations but also for an informal exchange among the representatives while having a nice snack and an Apero. Representatives of 12 companies from the regions Basel and Zurich were interested in Enterprise Architecture, some of them already had made experience with EA.
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9th Annual EAM Conference – Fit for Future!?

In the beginning of November the 9th annual EAM conference took place in Berlin, organized by Marcus Evans. More than 50 EAM experts and managers exchanged their experiences and challenges during the two-day conference. Many top-class presentations were held by experts of companies like 1&1, Axel Springer, Hamburg Hochbahn or Coca Cola. LeanIX contributed with a spotlight presentation and a workshop on Agile Enterprise Architecture Management.
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leanIX presents in DevOps track at Germany’s largest developer conference

On October 9th & 10th the "Developer Conference" took place in Hamburg under the new name “cold.talks”. In its 4th year the two-day conference was a big success with its 1500 participants and 112 sessions. Since 2011 code.talks is one of the leading conferences and networking-events in the field of web-development. The conference impresses with latest inputs and contributions of experts. This year André and Daniel of LeanIX also participated as presenters. What makes this conference so special: All presentations are held in the big cinema audiences of the Cinemaxx Hamburg while the visitors enjoy their popcorn and nachos.
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The butterfly effect constrains long term planning of enterprise architecture management

The butterfly effect constrains long term planning of enterprise architecture management
Managing IT architecture is comparable to a weather forecast and just as you know there are limits to it. Small changes in the original setting will significantly change the outcome in the long run – so called butterfly effect. Weather forecasts are detailed as never before and can consider huge amounts of information, but one thing has not changed: After three days you cannot be sure about its predictions.
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How do Enterprise Architects benefit from REST?

New possibilities: the first EAM Tool with integrated REST Interface

I will give you the answer right away: Passionate Enterprise Architects will appreciate the new possibilities. Everybody else will not feel affected until new requirements arise that cannot be fulfilled by the existing solution. A REST Interface – especially one that is able to update data – has become a common feature of modern applications. It abruptly opens new possibilities for the integration in the enterprise landscape but also for individualization of work processes, since REST is easy to apply – even for users without any programming skills.
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