Vertical Integration versus (horizontal) standardisation

Over on Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal I've just posted a column about 'vertical integration', where it comes from, how it drives certain developments (e.g. it is one of the drivers for the cloud) and how it is in conflict with…

Is ArchiMate® an Open Standard? Not really.

ArchiMate, the enterprise architecture modelling language, is a standard from The Open Group (TOG). Most people infer from this that ArchiMate is an open standard (I did once) and often assume The Open Group is some sort of a not-for-profit…

Presentation Chess and the Art of EA available on YouTube

I have given presentations of my story several times in the last years. From guest lectures at a university to conferences (3 hours) to presentations such as the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit (45 minutes). I've recorded an audio track with the…