Cutter Edge: Architecture's Messiness Begs for Quarkitecture

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Cutter Edge: Architecture's Messiness Begs for Quarkitecture

The Cutter Edge
Posted December 1, 2015 in Business & Enterprise Architecture

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Architecture's Messiness Begs for Quarkitecture

by Balaji Prasad, Senior Consultant, Cutter Consortium

Many enterprises have embraced architecture. But it is not so obvious that some in the industry have also been engaging in a kind of “meta-architecture.” This is not unlike the work that particle physicists do as they test and extend their theories with the help of huge particle accelerators, resulting in the continued evolution of the standard model. Modeling the models is difficult work. More ...

The Data Integration Analyst's Pain Point

Figure 1 — Mapping two data structures.


According to Cutter Senior Consultant David Frankel, though we're excited by many new technologies, we still struggle with integration costs that can "consume so much of our computing budgets and resources that we have little left over for taking advantage of new opportunities and proactively managing change." More ...

* Excerpted from "Data Integration: The Perennial Challenge Part I," (Login RequiredBusiness & Enterprise Architecture Executive Update  Vol. 17, No. 11

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Disruption and Emergence: What does it mean for Enterprise Architecture?

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