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What Enterprise Architecture and HR have in common

The goal of Enterprise Architecture is to build coherent enterprises, not better IT systems. The IT is simple flavor du jour, a tool that enables and facilitates the process. Yet a one single component of the enterprise architecture is consistently overlooked - the people.

The standard EA framework will talk about Business Architecture, Information Architecture, Application Architecture and Technology Architecture - but never about People Architecture! yet people are the most crucial component that needs to be addressed through hiring filters, policies and procedures, training and education of the employees and contractors.... In short - it had just occurred to me that every EA initiative should be coordinated with HR in order for Enterprise Architecture initiative to be successful.


Apple’s Freudian Slip?

An Apple's ad in the InformationWeek magazine (03/12/2012) reads:

Apple is looking for qualified individuals for following 40/hr/wk positions.

To apply, mail your resume to 1 Infinite Loop 84-GM, attn: LJ, Cupertino, CA 95014...

Given that the ad appears in an IT trade magazine and is placed by a company heavily immersed in IT there is a hope that the pun won't be lost on both the employer and its prospective employees.  🙂

NB: I'll give Apple the benefit of doubt and will not pursue the H1B slippery slope of reasoning