Category Archives: Enterprise Architecture

“Forgettable” Principle

Added a “Forgettable” principle on the back of the GDPR “Right to be forgotten” and some exploration of the need for backups in Office 365 – which lead to retention policies and version and recycling bins etc. This principle will … Continue reading

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Architecture Principles Policies and Tenders

Obviously Architecture has a key role to play in the tendering process.  So starting with the Tender document – this is the specification for a solution.  Much like policies and SLAs it is set of requirements and constraints many (all?) … Continue reading

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“Supported” Principle Added

Added a “Supported” Technology Principle. It also applies to security as a principle. It’s aim is to require solutions to have support from vendors available to the University. This is to ensure that if security vulnerability or problems arise there … Continue reading

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“Should Polices replace Principles for Architectures?”

So after building a library of Architecture Principles, I started modelling associated Policies – starting with the SU Security Policy, which in turn is influenced by GPDR legislation and other “voluntary” standards like ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials. In ArchiMate, these … Continue reading

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Architecture Principles

Always, it seems EA’s start by coming up with the Architecture Principles a la TOGAF, so I’ve explored this area and have produced some for Swansea University. I started out looking at a number of other organisations principles, some had … Continue reading

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