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My First Slidedoc

Some time ago I discovered the Slidedoc concept developed by Nancy Duarte. A Slidedoc is a document which was developed using presentation software and uses visuals and words to convey well-structured content without the attendance of a presenter. It is a medium that can be read easily and digested more quickly than either a document … Continue reading My First Slidedoc

A Framework for Developing IoT-related Solution Architecture Blueprints

Smart, Connected Products enable Digital Transformation but Entail Challenges Smart, connected products (aka the Internet of Things (IoT)) amalgamate hardware assets, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software and connectivity in various ways. They enable the digital transformation of asset- and product-related business operations and corresponding operational technologies. However, only a few solutions related to smart, connected … Continue reading A Framework for Developing IoT-related Solution Architecture Blueprints

Reference Models and Architectures related to Smart, Connected Devices and Internet of Things

Introduction It's been a while since I started to collect and review reference models for the domain of Smart, Connected Devices aka Internet of Things (IoT) (see this former blog post). A reference model is a standard decomposition of a known problem into parts that cooperatively solve the problem (see [BaCK2003, p. 24 ff.). It facilitates the transfer of knowledge … Continue reading Reference Models and Architectures related to Smart, Connected Devices and Internet of Things

Cloud-related Legal and Regulatory Requirements of the Energy Industry within the EU

Transformation of the Energy Industry The energy industry is experiencing seismic shifts which are triggered by the political agenda and transformative developments of energy and information technologies. In particular the German Energiewende (transition to renewable energy) and the increasing role of renewable energy sources are enforcing the decentralization of the energy production. There will be … Continue reading Cloud-related Legal and Regulatory Requirements of the Energy Industry within the EU

ArchiMate 3.0 Released by The Open Group

The ArchiMate Forum of the Open Group released the ArchiMate 3.0 specification supported by a set of announcements and events (see official blog post here). Thus, I think it is reasonable to provide an overview of the existing information and update my knowledge base. Please find below a list of links in relation to the … Continue reading ArchiMate 3.0 Released by The Open Group

Architectural Reference Models related to Smart, Connected Devices

Lately I figured out that I haven't covered resources on the topic of Smart, Connected Devices (aka Internet of Things (IoT)) in the knowledge base. As the topic spreads across multiple architectural domains (business, application and infrastructure), I've updated several knowledge base pages. Please note that the current resources are just a start. Views on the Business … Continue reading Architectural Reference Models related to Smart, Connected Devices

New Knowledge Page focussing on REST, SOA, APIs and Microservices Available

Recently I'm involved in various activities around APIs and Microservices. Unfortunately, I discovered that especially in relation to Microservices, it's the same setting as with Digital Transformation. Usually the topics aren't put into perspective and therefore ignorance leads to the 'Great! It's new!' effect. However, a lot of the ideas, concepts, pattern and principles already … Continue reading New Knowledge Page focussing on REST, SOA, APIs and Microservices Available

The Myth of Digital Transformation

At the moment Digital Transformation (sometimes also called Digitalization or just Digital) is a prevalent term used on the Internet, in research and various industries. The behemoths of the consulting business have shaped offerings around Digital Transformation (e.g. Accenture, PWC, CapGemini, McKinsey) and established research organizations have embraced the theme (e.g. MIT Center for Digital Business, Digital Business … Continue reading The Myth of Digital Transformation

The Links and Knowledge We Have to Share

Recently I found an interesting article by Hossein Derakhshan titled 'The Web We Have to Save'. Hossein was sentenced to jail because he blogged on Iran-related topics and motivated other Iranians to start blogging. After he spend six years in jail, he was abruptly pardoned and freed. During the time in jail he actually missed … Continue reading The Links and Knowledge We Have to Share

The Open Group released ArchiMate 2.1

Actually ArchiMate 2.1 is a specification maintenance release incorporating comments, corrections and clarification issues which were raised since version 2.0. For further details with respect to the changes refer to this official blog post by The Open Group. In addition a detailed listing of the changes is available as a dedicated document. Only hours after the release, … Continue reading The Open Group released ArchiMate 2.1