IRM's newsletter April 2010


Welcome to the IRM April newsletter 2010. In this issue we have articles from Mike Rosen of the Cutter Consortium, Chris Potts of Dominic Barrow and Ron Ross of Business Rule Solutions.



For 2010, Cloud Presents Significant Problems, Opportunities for Architects by Mike Rosen


This year, each Cutter Consortium Practice Director provided predictions for 2010. Here are Mike's predictions for what will be facing enterprise architects. Download the full article here.

Mike will be delivering his keynote address on Surfing the Tsunami: Riding the Waves of Change to Bring Business Value at the Enterprise Architecture Conference in London on 17 June.

What You Need to Know About Business Rules by Ron Ross

In the human body, control is provided by the nervous system, an organized collection of nerves that connect to the muscles.  Business operations must have similar coordination of behavior.  This coordination or guidance is supported by business rules... Download the full article here

Ron will be presenting with John Zachman and Roger Burlton at the unique one day event  Designing the Enterprise for Rapid Change in London on 17 May and Ron will be presenting his seminar on Business Rules and Decisioning Masterclass in London, 24-25 May.

The Limits of Running IT Like a Business by Chris Potts

A rallying call of corporate strategies for IT in recent years has been to run the IT
department "like a business". When the technology-centric first generation of IT
strategies reached a point of diminishing returns, this next stage was both inevitable
and beneficial....
Download the full article here.

Chris will be presenting a tutorial on Driving Business Performance with Enterprise Architecture at the Enterprise Architecture Conference 2010, London, 16-18 June.

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2010, 16-18 June. London.

Conference highlights include:

·         Keynote Speakers include John Zachman, Don Tapscott and Mike Rosen

·         There will be presentations on TOGAF™ 9, Zachman Framework and ArchiMate

·         Delegates can choose from 4 conference tracks and 8 pre-conference tutorials

·         The event is structured to accommodate delegates at all levels, whether you are just getting started in architecture, re-appraising your approach, or working to fine tune your performance

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IRM UK events taking place in London 2010.  Visit for full event details.


Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2010, 16 – 18 June 2010, London

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2010, 27 – 29 September, London

Business Analysis Conference London 2010, 27 - 29 September, London

Data Management, Information Quality & DWBI Conferences Europe 2010, 3 -5 November, London

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Business & Systems Analysis Series 
Data Management Series 

IT Strategy & Management Series    

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