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Welcome Gar Mac Criosta to the inTHiNKers!

December 21, 2010 1 comment

It’s a delight to have Gar Mac Criosta join the band of inTHiNKers bringing a great set of experiences on IT Architecture.

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Gar has worked in Ireland, UK and Australia for policing, financial services, insurance,  public sector bodies and systems integrators including An Garda Síochána, Cap Gemini, An Post, Anglo Irish Bank, Compaq, GE and others.

Gar became one of the first IASA Certified IT Architects (CITA-P) certifying in May 2010. In addition, Gar is current president of IASA Ireland the professional association for IT Architects.  Gar is a member of the IASA Europe leadership team and a member of the IASA Board of Education Certification Committee which is currently working to deliver IASA Certification programs globally.

Gar is actively involved in the technology community and has a real ‘grá’ for technology. Gar is currently pondering touch based & device based applications will change our work world.

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Welcome to Jon Collins as a new inTHiNKer!

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s with great delight to announce that Jon Collins has agreed to become the latest inTHiNKer to join the gang!

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Jon is a seasoned consultant, writer, speaker and commentator, having worked in and around information technology for 23 years. He started his career as a programmer, moving into systems administration and IT management before working as a consultant in software design and a network management for clients in many different sectors. For the past 11 years Jon has been working as an IT industry analyst for firms including Bloor Research, IDC and Freeform Dynamics, working in areas such as IT security, information management and cloud computing. Jon was named “European Analyst of the Year” in 2009 by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations. Today, Jon continues to investigate the social and business impacts of digital technologies as part of his more general research into where IT is heading..

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Announcing Entabula …

December 10, 2010 1 comment

Collaboration between inTHiNK and three outstanding independent solutions architects from the UK and Ireland has resulted in the launch of Entabula, an agile, structured approach to maximising the business value of IT investments.

Entabula builds on the strengths of existing Corporate Architecture and Service Modelling techniques to deliver new levels of insight into how IT can better serve businesses.

At the heart of Entabula is a capability-focused method for enterprise value mapping.  Capabilities rigorously separate what a business does from how it does it, which provides a durable canvas on which to shape business, systems and IT strategies away from the compromises, noise and inefficiencies of the current implementation mix of processes and platforms.

In too many organisations, the relationship between business and IT objectives has become strained and even broken.  inTHiNK and its partners, Structia and blueye are committed to developing effective tools and techniques to harmonise relations between business and IT at all levels of engagement.  The first targets are the elimination of structural waste and the development of powerful and relevant service-oriented architectures.

More information about Entabula will appear over the next few days, including the launch of a new website dedicated to the Entabula method.