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    Report Microservices Have An Important Role In The Future Of Solution Architecture

    Notable Risks Call For Careful Preparation And A Measured Approach
    July 16, 2015 | Randy Heffner

    With increasing frequency, microservices are appearing in enterprises' efforts to achieve better software architectures, especially among those operating at scale, such as eBay, Google, Netflix,...

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    Report Streamlined Processes Are The Foundation Of Effective And Agile EA

    May 7, 2015 | Alex Cullen

    Delivering technology solutions to your business is complicated, involving many stakeholders, processes, and deliverables. Enterprise architects often struggle to deliver value to stakeholders...

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    Report The Foundational Architecture Roles And How They Are Changing

    Two Additional EA Roles Are Needed For Digital Businesses
    July 10, 2014 | Henry Peyret

    Forrester described six foundational architecture roles in the organization report of the enterprise architecture practice playbook, which we published June 8, 2012. Since then, Forrester has...

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    Report Digital Business Design Improves Efficiency And Insight

    How Four Organizations Are Using Business-Centered Integration To Speed Up Optimization
    December 19, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    Application integration is a perennial challenge for solution architects and developers, and it's only getting worse with software-as-a-service (SaaS) adding more point solutions to the mix and...

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    Report Digital Business Design Sharpens Organizations' Competitive Posture

    How Four Organizations Are Using Business-Centered Integration To Improve Agility And Enter New Markets
    December 19, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    Application integration is a perennial challenge for solution architects and developers, and it's only getting worse with software-as-a-service (SaaS) adding more point solutions to the mix and...

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    Report Case Study: Telstra's Business-Led IT Transformation Facilitates Global Operations

    Profile Of An Enterprise Architecture Award Winner
    October 10, 2013 | Charlie Dai

    Managing IT complexity to support business strategy is often a big challenge for enterprise architects at large companies. This effort usually becomes even more difficult to manage when a company...

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    Report Drive Business Agility And Value By Increasing Your API And SOA Maturity

    Forrester's Eight Central Elements Of Service-Based Maturity Provide A Foundation For Achieving Business Agility Via APIs And SOA
    September 5, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    Effective strategies for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs) require maturity on multiple fronts. Application development teams and solution architects...

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    Report API Design, Part 4: Future-Proof And Secure Your APIs To Fit Your Usage Scenarios

    Data Ownership Guides Security; Versioning Strategy And Open-Ended Design Protect Your APIs' Futures
    August 21, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

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    Report Establish Your API Design Strategy

    APIs Are A Key Embodiment Of Your Digital Business
    June 11, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    When designed well, application programming interfaces (APIs) for the open Web create a wide range of business opportunity. The problem that application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report Mobile Solution Architecture: User Authentication Is The Foundation Of Mobile Trust

    Start Small And Keep An Eye On The Breadth Of Your Future Mobile Scenarios
    April 12, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    User authentication is a key foundation of security for mobile apps — as it is for application security in general. Determining which authentication approach to use for your mobile solution...

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    Report Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Overview

    February 24, 2012 | Gene Leganza, Alex Cullen

    This tool kit discusses the role and importance of solution architects, the solution architecture process, templates for solution architecture deliverables, and solution architecture best practices.

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    Report Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Samples And Templates

    February 24, 2012 | Alex Cullen

    This workbook is part of the "Solution Architecture Tool Kit" collection, a companion to the "Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Overview" PowerPoint deck. It includes samples and templates for...

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    Report The Future Of Solution Architecture, Part 2: User Roles Within A Business Capability

    Design Around User Roles, Not Application Silos
    June 8, 2011 | Randy Heffner

    In the siloed application mindset of 20th-century solution models, a key design question is, "How should we build the user interface (UI) for this application?" By contrast, the appropriate design...

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    Report The Future Of Solution Architecture, Part 1: Business Processes Within A Capability

    Processes Provide Structure; BPM And Other Technologies Enable Rich, Ongoing Process Optimization
    May 9, 2011 | Randy Heffner

    Your organization's business processes cut across application boundaries, but traditional architectures reinforce these boundaries. In contrast with 20th-century solution models, which center on...

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    Report The Future Of Solution Architecture: Six Business Design Focal Points

    Move From Application And Outsourcing Silos Toward Building Your Business
    March 18, 2011 | Randy Heffner

    Borrowing words from science fiction writer William Gibson: The future of solution architecture is here — it's just not yet evenly distributed or highly integrated. Even with a long list of...