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Welcome to the IRM UK July newsletter.


In this issue we feature the following articles:


No1. Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT  

by Jason Bloomberg


No2. Everything They Ever Wanted to Know About YOU

by Michael A. Schiff


No3. The Zachman Framework vis a vis other Frameworks

by John Zachman


No4. Been There, Forked That What the Unix-Linux schism can teach us about Hadoop’s future 

by Juergen Urbanski



August Webinars featuring Speakers from our Business Analysis Conference Europe 2013


Business Analysis and Leadership with James Archer

8 August 2013, 1:00 PM UK Time Click here for more information and to register

Building Business Change on Strong Foundations with Paul Turner

15 August 2013, 1:00 PM UK Time Click here for more information and to register

Helping Stakeholders to Take a Step Back and Avoid the “Solution Illusion” with Adrian Reed

29 August 2013, 1:00 PM UK Time Click here for more information and to register



The agenda for the Enterprise Data & Business Intelligence Conference Europe is viewable online.


• Choose from 5 conference tracks, over 20 case studies and 16 pre-conference workshops – a total of over 65 presentations to choose from!


• Case studies and contributors include HSBC, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Rolls-Royce, Visa Europe, BBC, T-Systems (part of Deutsche Telekom), British Sky Broadcasting, British Telecom, TNT Express, Thomson Reuters, NFU Mutual, Nestlé Nespresso, Michelin, Walgreens, De Persgroep, Tullow Oil, Deloitte, Swedbank, University of St Andrews, Petroleum Development Oman, Emirates NBD Banking Group and many more …


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In this issue we feature the following articles:


1. Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT by Jason Bloomberg 


It’s simply amazing how many executives, both in IT and in the lines of business, still favour Private Clouds over Public. These managers are perfectly happy to pour money into newfangled data centers (sorry, “Private Clouds”), even though Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its brethren are reinventing the entire world of IT. Their reason? Sometimes they believe Private Clouds will save them money over the Public Cloud option.... What gives? The true reason for this stubbornness, of course, is the battle over control. Download this article.


Jason will be presenting his seminar on Enterprise Cloud Computing

5-6 December 2013, London. 


2. Everything They Ever Wanted to Know About YOU by Michael A. Schiff 


The recent revelations about the NSA’s data collection highlight

privacy issues, which enterprises also face as they build a more

complete view of their customers. Visit a website, make a Facebook entry, contact a call center, tweet a message, or use a loyalty card to receive

a discount and chances are your information is being tracked, collected, and consolidated so companies can, in their own words, “serve you better.” In the past, this may have been a somewhat arduous and much less

extensive process, but technology and economics have made what was once almost impossible an everyday (every click?) and much more comprehensive reality. Download this article.


3. The Zachman Framework vis a vis Other Frameworks (Enterprise Architecture: Exploring a Chemistry Metaphor) by John Zachman


Many times, I am asked, “what is the difference between the Zachman Framework and other Frameworks, notably TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)? There is a profound difference and Allen Brown, President of The Open Group, expressed this in introducing me to a TOGAF conference in Johannesburg several years ago when he said something to the effect, “for years, I thought it was either TOGAF OR Zachman. That is incorrect. It is TOGAF AND Zachman.” This article is my effort to elaborate Allen’s observation using a “Chemistry Metaphor”. Download this article.


John and Sunil Dutt Jha will be running the Zachman Enterprise Architecture: Modelling Workshop in London, 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2013



4. Been There, Forked ThatWhat the Unix-Linux schism can teach us about Hadoop’s future.


Concerned about proprietary and expensive forks of Hadoop, T-Systems’ Juergen Urbanski explains how to tell if you are buying an open version of Hadoop or something you might later regret. Download the article here.


Juergen Urbanski is speaking at the Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2013 taking place in London, 4-6 November 2013


Information from our Partners:


DAMA International

DAMA International is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA International is to promote the understanding, development, and practice of managing data and information to support business strategies. DAMA International has chapters throughout the world. DAMA members network with other professionals to share ideas, trends, problems, and solutions., the Data Administration Newsletter is the industry leading publication for people interested in learning about data administration and data management disciplines / best practices. Each monthly issue addresses the most challenging issues of the day. Click here to subscribe.








IRM UK Conferences:


Business Analysis Conference Europe, 23 - 25 September, London.

Enterprise Data & BI Conference Europe 2013, 4 - 6 November, London.


IRM UK Seminars:


Enterprise Architecture

TOGAF Certification

Zachman Certification

Enterprise Cloud Computing

IT Strategy

Aligning Business and IT

Mind Mapping for Business with Tony Buzan

Business Process

Business Rules

Business Analysis

Requirements Process

Data Modelling

Information Strategy

Data Quality

Business Intelligence

Big Data


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Information from our Partners:


Business Process Incubator


Business Process Incubator is the global online resource of all things Process.  Free registration provides access to a wealth of BPM, Lean, Six Sigma, Change Management & Strategic Planning.  Business Solutions including free BPMN modelers, best practice presentations, standards compliant verification and conversion web-services, and a comprehensive BPM eLearning curriculums.



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Download the TEC CRM Buyers Guide free in PDF format here.





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