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Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
by Jeanne W. Ross
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Corner Stone Book, 7 Jun. 2010
If you are involved in defining Enterprise Architectural Solutions for large organisation, publicly owned or government bodies then I would recommend reading this book.

I have for, many years, made use of Architectural process frameworks such as TOGAF and IAF in shaping the high level approach to defining an enterprise architecture and although this book is not aimed specifically at these it does provides a large number of considerations that I believe should appear in high level architecture definition.

Understanding of the organisational model, the maturity of the IT and how it aligns with the business model (as-is and to-be), is key to both determining and justifying technical solutions. This thinking would be beneficial to be factored into considerations made in the TOGAF 9 Preliminary and Architecture Vision phases of architecture definition which define the Contextual characteristics of the Enterprise Architecture.

The book includes good examples in the areas of Organisation Models, Architecture Maturity, Business and IT Engagement as well as providing an architecture maturity migration path.

If you are interested in SOA and ESB then this also provides hooks to link your thinking into as it also includes the perspectives of shared services, data integration and standardisation in the definitions of operating models and architecture maturity.

hope that helps.


The Open Group Architecture Framework TOGAF 2007: Incorporating 8.1.1 (Togaf Series)
The Open Group Architecture Framework TOGAF 2007: Incorporating 8.1.1 (Togaf Series)
by The Open Group
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars TOGAF 9, 2 Oct. 2009
I am a Software Engineer of some experience and I bought the TOGAF book last year and read it. Subsequently I have attended a training course on TOGAF 9 and believe the course has provided a much easier way of consuming this subject. The sheer volume and dryness of the subject makes it diffuclt to read the book and come away with confidence about the subject.

I would recommend that if you want to read this material then use the On-line version as it's free.

If any of you have any experience of Cap Gemini's IAF then you are essentially doing a subset of TOGAF which does include many more Artifacts and phases throughout the entire lifecycle.

Hope this helps.


Optoma HD700X - DLP High Definition Home Cinema Projector - With HDMI
Optoma HD700X - DLP High Definition Home Cinema Projector - With HDMI

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Cinema Success, 2 Oct. 2009
I have now used my HD700x since Christmas 2008 for HD home cinema films, Gaming, TV viewing and internet browsing via my PS3.
I can ,without a shadow of doubt, recommend this piece of kit for high speed moving action and games. We, the family, now find it difficult to watch our weekend films any other way. Blue Ray HD is awe inspiring seen this way.

I am using a PS3 with TV tuner; a Logic 3 sound projector; a 2 meter wide wall mounted screen and a long HDMI cable. The projector is 3m away, ceiling mounted on a universal mount about 2 feet above screen centre (just over 2m off the ground) and fills the screen width and depending on the ratio the height as well.
I've now well and truly ticked the home cinema box....what next!
Hope this information helps you all achieve the same results.


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