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A framework of information technology governance controls in acute healthcare
https://eprints.qut.edu.au/96213/

This thesis provides a framework of 25 information technology management controls to improve clinical IT systems implementation in hospitals. The research has identified external and internal risks associated with the implementation of clinical information systems and how hospitals can effectively manage those risks through mature IT governance practices.
- IT Governance -

Top 10 Emerging IoT Technologies
http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/top-10-emerging-iot-technologies-you-need-know

The technologies and principles of IoT will have a very broad impact on organizations, affecting business strategy, risk management and technical areas such as architecture and network design.
- Internet of Things -

Industry 4.0: Intelligent and flexible production
https://www.isa.org/intech/20160601/

Bill Lydon: Industry 4.0 is a holistic automation, business information, and manufacturing execution architecture to improve industry with the integration of all aspects of production and commerce across company boundaries for greater efficiency. The term Industry 4.0 originated in Germany, but the concepts are in harmony with worldwide initiatives, including smart factories, Industrial Internet of Things, smart manufacturing, and advanced manufacturing.
- Industry 4.0 -

Introduction into Microservices
https://specify.io/concepts/microservices

Oliver Wolf: This article explains the purposes and risks of microservice architectures. It further gives some hints on how an architecture must look like to met these purposes. At some points it also compares microservice to traditional service oriented architectures (SOA).
- Microservices -
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EIRA v1.0.0
https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/eia/asset_release/eira-v100

The European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA), is an architecture content metamodel defining the most salient architectural building blocks (ABBs) needed to build interoperable e-Government systems. The EIRA provides a common terminology that can be used by people working for public administrations in various architecture and system development tasks. The EIRA was created and is being maintained in the context of the ISA Programme. The EIRA uses (and extends) the ArchiMate language as a modelling notation and uses service orientation as an architectural style. The EIRA is aligned with the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and complies with the context given in the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS).
- Reference Models - Government EA -

Industry 4.0: Opportunities and challenges of the industrial internet
http://www.strategyand.pwc.com/reports/industry-4-0

Whitepaper by PWC. The fourth industrial revolution %u2014 characterised by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business models %u2014 has arrived. German industry will invest a total of 40 billion euro in Industry 4.0 every year by 2020. Applying the same investment level to the European industrial sector, the annual investments will be as high as 140 billion euro per annum.
- Industry 4.0 -

The Internet of Things: Industrie 4.0 vs. the Industrial Internet
https://www.mapi.net/forecasts-data/internet-things-industrie-40-vs-industrial-internet

Kris Bledowski: ndustrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet do not compete against one another—they are complementary. The two approaches occupy the same real estate of technology and they share some members. What unites them is the excitement about the future of the Internet of Things.
- Internet of Things - Industry 4.0 -

Current Standards Landscape for Smart Manufacturing Systems
http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/ir/2016/NIST.IR.8107.pdf

NIST: Today’s manufacturers face ever-increasing demands of variability—greater customization, smaller lot sizes, sudden supply-chain changes and disruptions. Successful manufacturers will have to choose and incorporate technologies that help them quickly adapt to rapid change and to elevate product quality while optimizing use of energy and resources. These technologies form the core of an emerging, information-centric, Smart Manufacturing System that maximizes the flow and re-use of data throughout the enterprise. The ability of disparate systems, however, to exchange, understand, and exploit product, production, and business data rests critically on information standards. This report provides a review of the body of pertinent standards—a standards landscape—upon which future smart manufacturing systems will rely. This landscape comprises integration standards within and across three manufacturing lifecycle dimensions: product, production system, and business. We discuss opportunities and challenges for new standards, and present emerging activities addressing these opportunities. This report will allow manufacturing practitioners to better understand those standards useful to integration of smart manufacturing technologies.
- Industry 4.0 - Standards -

POSC Caesar Association
https://www.posccaesar.org/

POSC Caesar Association (PCA) is a non-profit global-standardization member organization that shall promote the development of open specifications to be used as standards for enabling the interoperability of data, software and related matters. PCA initiated ISO 15926 Integration of life-cycle data for process plants including oil and gas production facilities, and is committed to its maintenance and enhancement.
- Standards -

Cooperation Among Two Key Leaders in the Industrial Internet
http://blog.iiconsortium.org/2016/03/the-industrial-internet-is-important-new-technologies-and-new-business-opportunities-will-disrupt-industries-on-many-level.html

The Industrial Internet is important. New technologies and new business opportunities will disrupt industries on many levels. That much everybody seems to agree upon. Two organizations have dominated the headlines in this space: the Plattform Industrie 4.0, with its strong roots in the manufacturing industry, and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), with its more cross-domain oriented approach.
- Internet of Things - Industry 4.0 -

Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet Consortium Agree on Cooperation
http://www.iiconsortium.org/press-room/03-02-16.htm

Representatives of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium met in Zurich, Switzerland to explore the potential alignment of their two architecture efforts - respectively, the Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA). The meeting was a success, with a common recognition of the complementary nature of the two models, an initial draft mapping showing the direct relationships between elements of the models, and a clear roadmap to ensure future interoperability. Additional possible topics included collaboration in the areas of IIC Testbeds and I4.0 Test Facility Infrastructures, as well as standardization, architectures & business outcomes in the Industrial Internet.
- Internet of Things - Industry 4.0 -

Plattform Industrie 4.0
http://www.plattform-i40.de/I40/Navigation/EN/Home/home.html

With over 250 participants from more than 100 organisations, Plattform Industrie 4.0 is the largest and most diverse Industrie 4.0 network worldwide. Even at this early stage, Plattform Industrie 4.0 in its current form is a model for many other countries.
- Industry 4.0 -

The Industry 4.0 Portal
http://www.i40.de/en/

The german innovation centre for industry 4.0 is a technology startup founded in January 2015 by highly-qualified engineers with years of industry experience and aspiring young entrepreneurs from the fields of business administration, IT, and logistics. The startup is based in Regensburg, Germany. Together with partners from Singapore, the Asian subsidiary i40sg was founded in February 2015 and is located in the German Centre in Singapore.
- Industry 4.0 -

Internet of Things Organizational Confusion
http://www.automationworld.com/internet-things-organizational-confusion

As industry begins to better understand the Internet of Things, there remains some confusion about the role of industry organizations supporting the concept and how they relate to each other.
- Internet of Things -

IEEE SA - P2413 - Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT)
http://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/2413.html

The Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to become one of the most significant drivers of growth in various technology markets. Most current standardization activities are confined to very specific verticals and represent islands of disjointed and often redundant development. The architectural framework defined in this standard will promote cross-domain interaction, aid system interoperability and functional compatibility, and further fuel the growth of the IoT market. The adoption of a unified approach to the development of IoT systems will reduce industry fragmentation and create a critical mass of multi-stakeholder activities around the world.This standard defines an architectural framework for the Internet of Things (IoT), including descriptions of various IoT domains, definitions of IoT domain abstractions, and identification of commonalities between different IoT domains. The architectural framework for IoT provides a reference model that defines relationships among various IoT verticals (e.g., transportation, healthcare, etc.) and common architecture elements. It also provides a blueprint for data abstraction and the quality "quadruple" trust that includes protection, security, privacy, and safety." Furthermore, this standard provides a reference architecture that builds upon the reference model. The reference architecture covers the definition of basic architectural building blocks and their ability to be integrated into multi-tiered systems. The reference architecture also addresses how to document and, if strived for, mitigate architecture divergence. This standard leverages existing applicable standards and identifies planned or ongoing projects with a similar or overlapping scope.
- Internet of Things -

IOT-A: Internet of Things Architecture
http://www.iot-a.eu/public

IoT-A, the European Lighthouse Integrated Project has addressed for three years the Internet-of-Things Architecture, and created the proposed architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as foundations for fostering the emerging Internet of Things. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A combined top-down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping in exploring the technical consequences of architectural design choices.
- Internet of Things -

From Enterprise Architect to Opportunity Architect
http://www.vlerick.com/~/media/Corporate/Images/Eenmalige-images/2%20Research%20and%20faculty/2-4%20Knowledge%20items/2016/FinalversionwhitepaperFromEnterpriseArchitecttoOpportunityArchitectpdf.pdf

This white paper marks the conclusion of the Digital Transformation Research Project, which was jointly conducted by the Vlerick Centre for Excellence in Enterprise Architecture and our partner LoQutus. Through a series of case studies on 13 organisations, both member and non-member organisations of the Vlerick Centre of Excellence in Enterprise Architecture, our aim was to gain insights in an organisation’s digital transformation journey, and, more specifically, in the involvement of Enterprise Architecture (EA) in this process.
- Enterprise Architecture -

Towards the design of an agile enterprise architecture management method
https://jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/handle/123456789/49307

Enterprises engage in dynamic environments and do need capabilities that will enable them to (re)configure and integrate existing capabilities or create new capabilities in order to remain viable and competitive in such environments. Enterprise Architecture (EA) by definition has the propensity to contribute to the agility of the enterprise in turbulent environments provided it is managed and guided by a methodic approach in a way that strengthens the capabilities with which the enterprise senses and responds to changes in its environment. However, the agility of the Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) func-tion and its relation with the agility of the enterprise as a whole has been spar-ingly studies in the EA literature. This thesis contributes to the EA literature by designing an agile EAM method that supports the agility of the EAM function and the agility of the enterprise as a whole. A number of steps were taken to this end. First, the factors that influence the agility of the enterprise, namely; agility drivers, agility providers and agility capabilities, were identified. Second, litera-ture on enterprise architecture, lean and agile principles and values, and a set of proposed theories were reviewed to form the theoretical foundation for the method design effort. Third, the lean and agile principles and values were adapted for EAM work. Fourth, the adapted lean and agile principles and values were consolidated into eight essential elements (EEs) that an agile EAM should possess in order to support the agility of the EAM function and the agility of the enterprise. Finally, an agile EAM method (Agile EAMM) was constructed to embody the EEs. The proposed Agile EAMM acts as a dynamic capability that provides the sensing capabilities, the leaning capabilities and the coordinating capabilities needed to effectively carry out enterprise architecting as an integrat-ing capability in transforming as-is architecture (existing operational capabili-ties) into to-be architecture (reconfigured operational capabilities). The compat-ibility of the Agile EAMM with existing methods was demonstrated using TO-GAF%u2019s ADM, and its efficacy was evaluated by means of an illustrative scenario. Conceptually, the Agile EAMM has the propensity to support the agility of the EAM function and the agility of the enterprise as a whole. Aside the Agile EAMM, the thesis contributes lean and agile principles and values applicable to EAM, the eight EEs, and areas for further research to the EA literature.
- Enterprise Architecture -

Industries of the Future?
https://www.govloop.com/industries-of-the-future/

Mariah Bastin: Have you ever wished for a crystal ball that would magically show you the future? What would you do with that knowledge? We cannot promise you a crystal ball, but Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, is releasing his book, Industries of the Future. Through his book and experiences, Ross forecasts upcoming trends and innovations in government.
- Trendspotting -

Reinventing Enterprise Architecture in a Digital World
https://www.pwc.com/us/en/increasing-it-effectiveness/publications/technology-publications/reinventing-enterprise-architecture-digital-world.html

The practice of Enterprise Architecture (EA) creates one enterprise view of the operating model, synchronizing stakeholders and creating an organizational blueprint that charts the future of the business and drives strategic decision-making around investments, priorities and M&A. As digital proliferation accelerates, EA is now far more valuable to organizations, and more difficult, than ever before. EA approaches need to adapt for a digital economy, and bridge the gap between business strategy and execution. Capabilities Architecture Planning (CAP) is an end-to-end EA framework that bridges the strategy-execution gap for large scale transformation efforts. The framework is particularly well-suited for a digital climate based on its cross-functional approach and agile development processes.
- Enterprise Architecture -

A Field Study of Technical Debt
https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/sei_blog/2015/07/a-field-study-of-technical-debt.html

In their haste to deliver software capabilities, developers sometimes engage in less-than-optimal coding practices. If not addressed, these shortcuts can ultimately yield unexpected rework costs that offset the benefits of rapid delivery. Technical debt conceptualizes the tradeoff between the short-term benefits of rapid delivery and long-term value. Taking shortcuts to expedite the delivery of features in the short term incurs technical debt, analogous to financial debt, that must be paid off later to optimize long-term success. Managing technical debt is an increasingly critical aspect of producing cost-effective, timely, and high-quality software products, especially in projects that apply agile methods.
- Enterprise Architecture -

HTML5 Rubik's Cube Tutorial
http://www.html5rubik.com/tutorial/

This webpage was built entirely using only HTML5, basically CSS3 and JavaScript (with the power of YUI Library). With this project, Diego Ferreiro Val wanted to show using a real and interesting example, how we can combine the power of CSS3 3D transforms, with some of the new features and API's that HTML5 provides.
- Web Technologies -

Virksomhetsarkitektur - kartet til fremtidens helse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyfHw91E-aA

Enterprise Architecture for Healthcare. Norwegian video from Helse Midt Norge.
- Enterprise Architecture -

Why enterprise architects must be catalysts for change
https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2016/3/why-enterprise-architects-must-be-catalysts-change

The Enterprisers Project: I was recently shocked to hear that over 52 percent of companies that were on the Fortune 500 list in the year 2000 no longer exist. The enterprise architect (EA) role has been around for a long time, but in that time companies have never faced this amount of rapidly changing customer expectations and the battle against extinction that they do today. How can they stay relevant and even disrupt rather than being disrupted in this digital era? The new EA is the only practice that can truly give companies hope in navigating change to business models that are highly driven by and with technology.
- Enterprise Architecture -

(1979)
Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact

Originally published in German in 1935, this monograph anticipated solutions to problems of scientific progress, the truth of scientific fact and the role of error in science now associated with the work of Thomas Kuhn and others. Arguing that every scientific concept and theory, including his own, is culturally conditioned, Fleck was appreciably ahead of his time. And as Kuhn observes in his foreword: Though much has occurred since its publication, it remains a brilliant and largely unexploited resource.
- Knowledge Management -
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