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Marco Pretorius, Usability Manager & Researcher
UNISA: School of Computing

After the great success of the first Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Boot Camp last year, Real IRM is to host a follow-up course. This instructor-led certification course is a must for anyone involved with or interested in a career driving SOA adoption.


JASON BLOOMBERG, managing partner of ZapThink, was recently in South Africa to present the company's famed Bootcamp in conjunction with Real IRM. We spoke to him on where SOA (service-oriented architecture) is, where it is going, and where it stands relative to enterprise architecture.

Real IRM is sponsoring the 22nd EAPC in London launching TOGAF® 9 in Europe. Sarina Viljoen, EMMMv Forum Director, and Helius Guimares from Rio Tinto, presented on Tuesday in the plenary on how TOGAF 9 is used to develop EMMMv reference models.

Paul van der Merwe, Consulting Manager of Real IRM, gave an overview of the Capability Framework of TOGAF® 9, and Selvyn Wright, one of our TOGAF® trainers, provided some insights on meta-models and how the TOGAF® 9 content meta-model can be applied to standardise the architecture language.

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Paul van der Merwe, consulting and training manager at Real IRM, is to present on business processes and enterprise architecture at the 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in San Diego, being held from 2 to 4 February.

Run under the auspices of The Open Group, which Real IRM represents in South Africa, the conference is the most important event of its kind on the annual enterprise architects' calendar. It brings together the industry's leading practitioners, clients and vendors, and serves as a rallying point for the industry.

June 2006
There is a significant gap in the enterprise architecture (EA) market where training and certification is concerned, says Ian Prinsloo, head of Real IRM's newly established training division.

March 2006
Enterprise architecture is maturing and delivering value to organisations around the world. However, as the demand surges, there's a chronic shortage of top-class enterprise architects. These were among the key messages to emerge from the IT Architecture Practitioners Conference being held in Cape Town this week, attended by more than 165 delegates from around the world.