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
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
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
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 Exploration, Mining, Metals and Minerals (EMMM) Forum of The Open Group developed a business reference model that has been approved as an Open Group Technical Standard (see The Open Group Blog post here). The reference model focuses on the natural resources industry, i.e. the high-level business processes of different mining organisations dealing with all … Continue reading The Open Group Released a Business Reference Model for the Natural Resources Industry
When thinking of the role of an enterprise architect, I came up with the idea of comparing the enterprise architect with the role of a sherpa. In government, a sherpa is a person who represents a head of state or government and prepares international summits, especially the G8 summit. Sherpas meet before the official summits … Continue reading The Role of the Enterprise Architect as a Sherpa
During The Open Group conference in Barcelona Gerben Wierda released his book Mastering ArchiMate Edition I. It contains an introduction to the ArchiMate language and documents his practical experience using the language within the financial domain. The book is available freely under a ‘begware’ license and I suggest that you donate or buy a licence if you use it commercially.
A few days ago a friend of mine changed the short description of his business on his Linkedin page to the slogan: 'No politics, just delivery.'. What a brilliant slogan! He's working in the IT project business for many years and I assume that he's tired of all these projects that are heavily influenced by … Continue reading No Politics, Just Great Architecture
My name is Dr. Stefan Malich and I devote myself to the disciplines of enterprise and software architecture. I started my career as a freelance IT consultant and software developer. In 2001 I joined the global management consulting company Accenture. Within the consulting business I developed many architectures and led several architecture teams mainly in … Continue reading Welcome to the Architectural Change Management Blog!