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Mike Walker
Research Director
1 year at Gartner
18 years IT Industry

Mike J. Walker leads, develops and establishes compelling enterprise architecture research that helps organizations understand how to improve or deploy an enterprise architecture program that will improve business outcomes, realize strategies and improve the quality of business and technology decisions. Read Full Bio

Better Together: Information Architecture and Information Management

by Mike Walker  |  November 3, 2014

In business today, we can’t afford not to understand our own information. From the monetization of it through the information driven economy, new and powerful insight that are gleaned through Big Data to the ability to advance an organizations own capabilities through an effective information architecture. It’s no wonder why advanced analytics is a top business […]

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Organizations Must Leverage Enterprise Architecture as a Strategic Resource to Advance their Internet of Things Strategies

by Mike Walker  |  October 29, 2014

You’re probably thinking, “wow that is a bold statement”, and you would be right in thinking so. However, it doesn’t make it any less true. Over the past few months I’ve been working with Gartner IoT experts and listening and observing customers around the world in their usage of IoT technologies. One thing is clear, […]

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Join Mike Walker in Minneapolis to Learn How EAs are Essential to Innovate Digital Disruptions

by Mike Walker  |  October 21, 2014

  IT Leaders Must Leverage EA to Understand the Value and Impacts Please join me at an in Minneapolis for this in person Gartner Local Briefing. The good news is that whether or not you are a Gartner client, a Local Briefing is the perfect venue for gaining the understanding you need efficiently and without […]

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Get Your Enterprise Architects Plugged Into Your Big Data Initiatives

by Mike Walker  |  July 30, 2014

This week I released some more research on enterprise architecture. But this time it’s a bit different than what you usually see. For this research I wanted to focus on how EA helps enable impactful initiatives. So to kick that off I chose to publish best practices on Big Data. See the link below: Best […]

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The State of Enterprise Information Architecture

by Mike Walker  |  July 23, 2014

In my opinion, the importance of Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) cannot be overemphasized. We are in an information driven world, full stop. This becomes even more clear as we look into the future of technology. As you can see from the Gartner 2014 strategic technologies list (, many if not most are all predicated on […]

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Mike Walker is Taking Inquiry Calls and Vendor Briefings

by Mike Walker  |  July 11, 2014

Did you know you can schedule an appointment with me to obtain research surrounding an issue you are facing right now? Inquiry is a subscription benefit that goes largely unexploited at many Gartner clients. Follow these tips and you’ll get your money’s worth. Some of you already know me but for those that don’t here are […]

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Welcome to my new Gartner Blog!

by Mike Walker  |  July 11, 2014

Welcome to my new Gartner Blog! It’s me, the Enterprise Architect formally know as “Mike The Architect” (a.k.a. Mike Walker)  is back on the blogging scene. While I will not be blogging on Mike The Architect any longer you can find my latest travels here. I feel like I must be honest with you though. […]

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