Frameworks of the IBM Systems Journal

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Adriaan Vorster, Industry Consultant, Gijima

The IBM Systems Journal is a seminal publication that records the outstanding research achievements of the IBM Research Laboratories. Adriaan Vorster will take us through two of their very prominent framework articles.

The first is the renown Zachman Framework. Initially published in the IBM System Journal in 1987 as "A Framework for Information Systems Architecture", it has evolved from just three columns that were limited to the Information Systems domain into a true Enterprise Framework.

The newer Cynefin Framework, which was published in the IBM Systems Journal in 2003, is rapidly gaining ground. Whereas the Zachman Framework can be seen as a classification scheme, the Cynefin Framework is seen as a “sense-making” framework.

Adriaan will present the features, similarities and examples of the uses for these frameworks.

Adriaan Vorster, Industry Consultant, Gijima

Adriaan has worked in the ICT industry for 23 years where he has been involved in business systems analysis, design, development and implementation.

From 2003 to 2011, Adriaan was Chief Information Officer at the University of Johannesburg and was subsequently Chief information Officer of the Mvelaserve Group. In both positions, he was responsible for the entire ICT domain, ranging from the implementation of world-class data centres through networking and basic services to information provision and business intelligence. He also led the implementation of an ERP system in the midst of a merger, meeting the functionality targets on time and within the set budget.

Adriaan is TOGAF 9 certified and holds B.Eng (1989) and M.Eng (1991) degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Rand Afrikaans University, as well as a postgraduate Certificate in Data Resource Management (2000) from the University of Washington, Seattle.



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