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About SysAffairs

SysAffairs is a venue where IT professionals, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, scientist, students, and enthusiasts can meet, share, and explore new ideas. One of the purposes in building this site is to provide a platform for the IT industry and academia to exchange current IT knowledge, and generate new knowledge through collaboration. In addition to reading our articles, visitors can also engage with the site’s authors, researchers, contributors, and other visitors, through comments, the forum, video, and web-only postings.

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  February/March 2012

  Is Enteprise Architecture a solution or cover-up? by James Lapalme

  Who should be Chief Enterprise Architect? by Badar Munir

  IT Risk defined (or not?) by Rubina Polovina

  Information Security Risks - Part 1 by Suzana Stojakovic Celustka

  Letter from your host by Rubina Polovina


Letter from your host

Welcome to the first issue of SysAffairs.

My name is Rubina Polovina and I launched SysAffairs as a venue where IT professionals, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, scientist, students, and enthusiasts can meet, share, and explore new ideas. I was encouraged by letters from around the world to launch SysAffairs. At the moment, this site is not affiliated with any institution, nor is it sponsored by anyone other than myself, and the contributions of its authors and visitors.

I have not found many venues where IT industry meets academia. As a result, one of my purposes in building this site is to provide a platform for the two communities to exchange current IT knowledge, or even better, generate new knowledge through collaboration.

On a more personal note, I never liked stereotypes, such as “they (academics) know nothing,” “IT folks are anti-social,” “IT people don’t understand business,“ or, “women have no talent for science and engineering;” particularly when unsubstantiated stereotypes like these start shaping the whole IT industry. Thus, you can expect to find many articles and contents that challenge stereotypes built around IT.

The aim of the current SysAffairs post on the forum is to seek input on additions and improvements visitors would like to see on the website.

If you would like to contribute to the site, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to explore further.

I look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge in a dynamic back-and-forth exchange.

Sincerely,

Rubina Polovina, PhD

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