Posts by Danny Graham

Big Bash, Australia Open, Grand Prix, and the importance of Big Data.

Every year in Melbourne, January sparks the start of a series of sporting events that keep us entertained right the way through to March. From the end of December and throughout January we have had the luxury of an action packed schedule of Big Bash (20/20) cricket, the Australian Open tennis and after a bit of a lull in February, there is the Australian Grand Prix to look forward to in March.

Whilst the sporting action continues to provide the spectator with excitement, enjoyment and entertainment, the role of analytics and data science in these events continues to grow with each edition of these great events.

Data Analytics: The fine line between success and failure in the Data-driven Economy

Trying to understand how you can integrate a data-driven vision into your strategic agenda? Or perhaps you understand the need for a data-driven vision but need some tools to successfully implement it in your organisation. In this article, I will closely examine 5 core factors for an organisation’s success or failure in the data-driven economy, some of which you may find surprising.

The Role of Data and Analytics In The US Election

As the dust settles on one of the most opinion-dividing and controversial election results in history many people were left wondering what the consequences will be with Donald Trump taking over from Barack Obama in the New Year. Social media sites were awash with people adding their two cents on the results and what it means not only for the USA, but also for the rest of the world.

[ANNOUNCEMENT] EA Learning Launches New Cloud And Big Data Courses

EA Learning is delighted to announce the launch of two new certification courses from the Arcitura™ Education curriculum. The Arcitura Education business has a proven track record in delivering high-quality and respected certification programs. They have certified IT professionals in over 60 countries, across various industries and role types. From February 2017, EA Learning will be running the certification courses in partnership with Silver Platypus, the Certified Training Partner of Arcitura™ Education in Australia, for both Cloud and Big Data disciplines.

ANNOUNCEMENT – EA Learning Launches New Design Thinking Course

EA Learning is delighted to announce the launch of a new course created by Craig Martin and Helen Palmer through Craig’s new business Design Chain. Design in Business will provide a relevant, practical, and highly insightful learning experience for Architects and other analytical professionals into the discipline of Design Thinking.

The Design in Business course pulls together the disciplines of Architecture, Agile and Design into a coherent approach to problem solving. Applying the Human-centred approaches has the potential to add significant value to traditional Architectural approaches by ensuring Solutions effectively meet customer needs.

How To Make A Great Coffee… And Business Architecture

A great cup of coffee might seem like an easy every day item, but have you ever truly considered what has to happen to make that coffee? The beans need to be beautifully roasted, they are ground to the perfect consistency, the milk is steamed until it’s silky and smooth, the crema is flowing and then the barista expertly combines them to give you a delicious mouthful of caffeine. Get even one of these elements wrong and suddenly the whole coffee experience is lost.

A Reflection On Our First IT4IT™ Course

Since the launch of the IT4IT™ Certification in May 2016, EA Learning has been an advocate of the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture and its potential implications for our community. Our inaugural course was conducted in Melbourne, and now that our group of newly certified attendees has left us we’ve taken a moment to stop and reflect on where the real impacts of this certification will land.

Designing the Business of IT … but will it add value to my business?

As awareness and interest in the Open Group’s new IT4IT Reference Architecture continues to gather pace in online communities, blogs and industry events, one over-arching question remains; what is the business value of this new approach? Quantifying the value of Enterprise Architecture has been a subject that has been discussed long and hard since the advent of online communities such as LinkedIn over the years. I foresee similar discussion threads emerging around IT4IT, along with questions about its place alongside other reference models and frameworks, e.g. “Is IT4IT in competition with, or a complement to, ITIL and DevOps?”

After reading through various sources[1] I noticed some common themes being asked by CIOs in 2016, this article takes a look at 5 of the most common issues and how IT4IT might support the resolution of these challenges.

Designing the Business of IT

We all know that Businesses are needing to change and evolve more and more quickly to keep up with advancements in technology, disruptive business models and so on, but with this change in the world of technology, is there a need for a new approach to managing the business of IT in organisations?