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The Power of Digital Credentials
Dr. Cort Coghill
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In an increasingly digital world, how we understand qualifications, skills, and identities is evolving. Digital credentials are becoming a cornerstone in this transformation, offering a more reliable and verifiable way to assess and recognize achievements and qualifications across various fields. Integrating blockchain technology into the digital credentialing process is particularly revolutionary, enhancing the security and trustworthiness of these essential assets. Notably, Zachman International and the FEAC Institute have embraced this technology, showcasing a forward-thinking approach to credentialing. 
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The Strategic Value of Attending Professional Conferences for Enterprise Architects
Dr. Cort Coghill
FEAC Institute
As an enterprise architect, I firmly believe that continuous professional development is crucial for staying relevant and effective in our rapidly evolving industry. It keeps me updated on the latest technological trends and architectural frameworks and enhances my strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities. Engaging in ongoing learning and development ensures that I can continue to provide optimal solutions that align with the strategic goals of the organizations I work with. This commitment to professional growth is essential for maintaining the high standards of innovation and efficiency required in our field. One way I continue my professional development is to present or attend professional conferences.  
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Enterprise Architecture: Looking at 2024 and Beyond
Dr. Cort Coghill
FEAC Institute
As a long-practicing enterprise architect looking towards the profession's future, it's evident that the role is evolving rapidly, influenced by several key trends and technological advancements. One of the most significant drivers of change is the increasing adoption of cloud computing and the shift towards cloud-native architectures. According to Gartner, by 2025, over 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle, and 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, up from 30% in 2021 (Gartner, 2021[1]). This shift demands enterprise architects to be proficient in cloud technologies and adept at integrating and managing multi-cloud and hybrid environments. [1] https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-11-10-gartner-says-cloud-will-be-the-centerpiece-of-new-digital-experiences 
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Enterprise Architecture as a means of decision-insight
Dr. Cort Coghill
FEAC Institute
"You can't manage well what you can't see coherently."-Doucet, Gøtze, Saha & BernardIn the dynamic landscape of modern business, enterprise architecture (EA) has become increasingly pivotal in steering organizations toward strategic success. As an Enterprise Architect, I see several benefits the practice of EA brings to the table, particularly in fostering coherency management and enterprise transparency—two critical pillars for informed decision-making. 
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The Value of Enterprise Architecture in the Federated Information Technology Space.
Dr. Cort Coghill
FEAC Institute
Enterprise architecture (EA) is critical in the federated information technology space by providing a structured framework and methodology for aligning an organization's IT capabilities with its business goals and objectives. Enterprise architecture becomes even more essential in a federated IT environment where different departments or business units within an organization may have a degree of autonomy over their IT systems and resources. Here's how EA contributes to the success of a federated IT landscape: 
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​The Imperative of the Enterprise Architect in Today's Boardroom
Dr. Cort Coghill
FEAC Institute
In an era where digital transformation is not just a buzzword but a central tenet to organizational longevity, the enterprise architect (EA) has transitioned from being a back-office role to a critical advisor to leadership. Their relevance in steering the company's strategic trajectory is paramount. Here's my perspective:
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Continual Professional Development
Dr. Cort Coghill
FEAC Institute
As professionals, we understand and appreciate the need for continual professional development (CPD). Associations, training organizations, etc. exist to help facilitate this need. However, one of the most important aspects of a well-balanced approach to CPD is having access to a diversity of thought.
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Designing for Flexibility
John Zachman
Zachman International
Relative to Dewey's conceptual innovations, in addition to his observation that the secret to the whole thing lies in the coding and classification of the data, Dewey identified and formalized the Process orientation in the late '60s long before Mike Hammer and Jim Champy popularized the concepts of Process Reengineering in their 1993 book. 
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Enterprise Architecture Defined: Primitives and Composites
John Zachman
Zachman International
To return to the basic point ... the kind of descriptive representations (models) you need for engineering are different from the descriptive representations (models) you need for manufacturing.
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Architecture Abstractions
Enterprise Architecture Defined: Architecture Abstractions
John Zachman
Zachman International
Architecture: AbstractionsYou can classify the set descriptive representations of anything (buildings, airplanes, locomotives, battleships, computers, etc.) in a two dimensional classification structure, a "schema". 
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Complexity and Change
Enterprise Architecture Defined: Complexity and Change
John Zachman
Zachman International
Architecture is a SET of Descriptive Representations.I the object you are trying to create is simple, you can see the whole thing at the level of definition required to create it ... like a log cabin ... or a computer program ... you don't need Architecture. All you need is a tool, like an axe of a compiler or something and some raw material like a forest, or some data or something, and some time, then build log cabins or write computer programs.
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What Is Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Architecture Defined: What is Architecture?
John Zachman
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I think before we can define Enterprise Architecture, we need to ask ourselves the first question: "what is Architecture?"Architecture ... what is it?Some people think the Roman Coliseum is Architecture. This is a COMMON MISCONCEPTION!Notice: This same mis-conception about Enterprises is what leads people to misconstrue Enterprise Architecture as being big, monolithic, static, inflexible and unachievable ... and it takes too long and costs too much!
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