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Controlling the Chaos by Robert Fox

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Chapter 4 The Information Domain

Intuition is useful in business. But...it isn’t enough.

The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2007

From the first discussions of enterprise architecture, information management has been the lynchpin of every major strategy to gain control over the increasing complexity of managing IT functionality. Spewak and NIST, TOGAF and Zachman, all began with the management of information.

I use the term information, not data. Originally, the terms were interchangeable, but two factors are changing that:

  • First, as the discipline matures, we’ve realized that there’s a great deal of difference between simple, raw data like transaction amounts, and complex, derived data liked predictive analytic outcomes. To call them all ...

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