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Layer 8: Going beyond enterprise architecture 101

While most experts agree that the job is a critical one, given the corporate emphasis building business infrastructure in the most technically efficient way, training these future experts has proven difficult. "There is clearly a shortage of qualified enterprise architects and other with a similar perspective in the labor market...even in an economy with high unemployment," noted R. Scott Bittler, an analyst with Gartner who recently penned the " Innovative, new enterprise architecture degree programs are under development," report. 15 genius algorithms that aren't boring There is help on the way though. "The current financial crisis has created a demand for more formal research and education as well as a need for more agile enterprise architects. So will other universities begin offering such programs? Follow Michael Cooney on Twitter: nwwlayer8 Layer 8 Extra Check out these other hot stories:

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The official petition for a fifth Tate Gallery to be built in Wales. Tate Wales / Cymru

Wales has an exciting mix of emerging and established Artistic talent, creating work that deserves to be shown on a larger scale, to a larger audience. By housing a fifth Tate Gallery here in Wales, ensures that a world renowned brand of the Arts such as Tate are supporting our cultural and creative industries whilst inviting Artists from around the World to exhibit here in Wales. We would like to hear your suggestions about What a Tate Cymru would mean to culture in Wales. Links. Photo : yfrog.com/9gqqp0j - Shared by grantcadams. £39 instead of £215 for a Lifestyle Photography Experience & Portrait to keep. Happiest Britons work for themselves. Self-employed Britons are the happiest workers in the country, research finds.

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Big Ideas Wales looks for young entrepreneurs - Business News - Business

The Welsh Assembly Government initiative, under the name Big Ideas Wales, will work to promote entrepreneurship in schools, colleges and universities. It will provide a new business start-up service tailored for young people and the creation of a network of “entrepreneurship champions” in further and higher education institutions across Wales. Amid the public sector cuts, there is a need within the Welsh economy to create more private sector employment and Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones said entrepreneurs were key to that.

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