Workstream Results

New forms of enterprise architecture management

The “Applied Agile EAM” workstream focused on innovation in the field of enterprise architecture management itself. The workstream answered the question as to how an enterprise architecture organization can structure itself and act in a manner that enables it to shape the rapid digital transformation that is under way at virtually all companies.

Disruptive modification of business models

API stands for application programming interface. That might sound very technical, but the impact an API has on a company’s business model is much more disruptive than any changes that might be made to the technical architecture.

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Practical digital twin reference architecture

The Digital Twin workstream gave members of CBA Lab a digital twin reference architecture that can be used in all industrial sectors. The ability to achieve such a multi-sector solution was due to the fact that companies from diverse sectors, such as the automotive, household appliances, and optics industries, participated in the workstream.

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The path to big data

Big data and the analysis techniques it is used with have become major buzzwords that have led to an extensive hype surrounding cognitive computing. Cloud providers make big promises which suggest that booking an appropriate cloud service or procuring special database management and analysis systems are all that’s needed to be able to handle big data. The Industrial Analytics workstream came to a different conclusion, however.

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Big benefits for digitalization projects.

The architecture style known as microservices is entering the mainstream. Many companies have now realized that microservices are particularly useful for the development of services relating to various aspects of digitalization, the creation of services for end customers, and the establishment of new functions at the periphery of traditional monolithic applications. To date, no other style of architecture has been able to meet the requirements of DevOps delivery models and cloud applications as well as microservices do.

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Multi-cloud as viewed from a strategic perspective

The right cloud service for every use scenario, no vendor lock-ins, a high degree of reliably at the best possible level of performance – companies undergoing the digital transformation are increasingly recognizing the benefits of heterogeneous cloud environments. A white paper produced by the Cross-Business-Architecture Lab explains how EAM can help with the effective planning and management of such environments.

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