New Enterprise Architecture Terms and Certificates Emerge

Today´s content forms the second of six parts of the series called “Who is still interested in Enterprise Architecture in 2021?”. In this series, I provide my view on the footprint of today´s Enterprise Architecture, the potential death of the role of an Enterprise Architect, the big players, such as TOGAF from The Open Group, …

What is Today´s Relevance of an Enterprise Architecture Practice?

In today´s part one of the series “On the Relevance of Enterprise Architecture in 2021”, I analyze the search term attention for common Enterprise Architecture terms on Google Trends, highlight the origins of today´s most important EA frameworks, TOGAF and Zachman, and share my results on job searches to deduce that Enterprise Architecture might be a dead practice.

IT Architecture Trends in 2021

Corona has accelerated many digital developments in 2020. The IT architecture trends of 2021 are driven by the direct impact of corona, such as remote working, security concerns, and adapted IT infrastructures, as well as by indirect impacts, such as new digital business models, more available data, and more cloud users. This article provides an overview of my top 10 IT architecture trends for 2021.

The Chinese New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Market Will Grow Rapidly in 2021!

As a win over Corona is likely in 2021, another view on the Chinese NEV market, which was just about to take off, becomes interesting. Who made progress in 2020? Who struggled? Who is in the pole position for 2021? This article provides some answers.

What is Modern Enterprise Architecture?

Organizations are affected by major trends, such as the digital transformation, agile practices, and customer-centric operations. As a core practice to enable organizations, Enterprise Architecture must adapt to those trends as well. This article provides insights on key drivers to reinvent the Enterprise Architecture Department.

How to Apply Enterprise Architecture Frameworks in Today’s Digital Environment? 

I often hear that Enterprise Architecture would be an old-fashioned concept without any relevance to today’s IT architecture of companies. In today’s post, I present major Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and discuss if and how they are still relevant for today’s environment.

The year of the rat will be an exciting one for Chinese automotive companies, especially for the New Energy Vehicle companies!

The upcoming year will be an exciting one for New Energy Vehicle (NEV) companies in China, as many of them just start selling their NEV cars and will gain first sales results. This is happening in a tense environment, as sales figures of new car sales in the Chinese market have dropped in 2018 and 2019 after they increased for more than twenty consequent years. On top, subsidies for NEV vehicles were reduced, however, there seems to be a tactical change.

AIWAYS – The Unknown Future of the Car Industry

Nowadays, Tesla is well known for targeting the future energy car market. As this will be a huge market in the future, also a large number of start-ups and other companies are working hard to gain some market share in this economy. Among those, I have identified a hidden pioneer – AIWAYS.

Why You Should NOW Start Learning From the Chinese Economy

China’s economy is steadily increasing in importance and it is likely that it will be the globally most important one in the near future. Yet, it is fascinating, how little people outside China know about an industry, that has brought up totally different players than the markets in the rest of the world. The more the US has to deal with what its current president is destroying, the clearer the strength of the Chinese long-term strategy becomes. Only if we learn from the ones that are different from us, the ones that choose new ways of doing things, and the ones that are more successful in what they do, we can learn, adapt, and improve ourselves.