Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture

Discussion and news from the Enterprise Architecture (EA) service

Year: 2020

With the shift to working online, our staff and students are running many more meetings, workshops and seminars using videoconference tools of one sort or another.  To support them, we have introduced a new service for Online and Digital Events, which provides advice and guidance on which videoconferencing tools are best to use for different […]

It’s almost a truism that pretty much any system, strategy or plan can be improved by considering multiple points of view.   The more people who will use the system or be involved in the strategy, the more that wider consultation is likely to help. So consulting widely is generally a good thing – but it […]

What with responding to the pandemic, moving to working from home, and in my case covering for a colleague, we’ve been even more lax than usual in blogging here.  So here’s a post with an update on the strategy documents that I posted about in the autumn. https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/enterprisearchitecture/2019/09/09/why-strategy/ These strategies cover our central business systems, […]

I always like to see what EA practices are doing at other universities, so I was interested to see that Columbia University’s EA team have a comprehensive web presence about their work.  Take a look!  Some of it is for Columbia staff only but quite a bit is public. https://confluence.columbia.edu/confluence/display/CUITEA/CUIT+Enterprise+Architecture+Home  

At a local meetup last week, Steven Bryen of Amazon gave a summary of the recent changes to the AWS cloud platform. This was a very useful reminder of what public cloud platforms offer us. Five or ten years ago, discussion about whether to move IT to the cloud was primarily about location – whether […]

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