Business Technology Insights (by Forrester) By 2020, firms that are not fully leveraging the public cloud for big data analytics will be hard-pressed to keep the pace set by digital leaders that innovate with emerging technology faster than their competitors.
Business Technology Insights (by Forrester) The problem with exponential systems is that they look linear early on, so we tend to misjudge them. There is a very practical side to this that CIO’s have to understand. You see, it’s not that smart people don’t see the change coming -- what they fail to estimate correctly is the speed at which it comes. Every business disruption story ever told boils down to this. Certain emerging technologies accelerate others, creating an exponential effect on business outcomes.
Feature As technology has become a core part of business strategy, it needs to adapt to continual disruption in the business model, says Forrester's Brian Hopkins, who offers some advice on how to do this
Opinion In today's world, digital disruption can strike in the blink of an eye, which has IT executives rethinking competitive strategies. In order to compete with digital disruptors businesses must take a new investment approach to emerging technology.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture When we get used to something, we often think it will never change but it does eventually; who bought a house in 2006 and assumed the value would surely keep going up?
Practicing Enterprise Architecture Just attended a Big Data symposium courtesy of IBM and thought I’d share a few insights, as probably many of you have heard the term but are not sure what it means to you.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture As I dig into my initial research, it dawned on me - some technology trends are having an impact on information management/data warehouse (DW) architectures, and EAs should consider these when planning out their firm's road map. The next thought I had - this wasn't completely obvious when I began. The final thought?
Practicing Enterprise Architecture You may have noticed that this blog's subject matter covers EA practices, challenges and strategy but does not say much about technology. While this has been important over the past few years to move EA out of a pure-play technologist role, I think it is time for a change.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture The current IT Delivery model will not support tomorrow's competitive environment.It simply takes too long. While the Business is "ordering" and IT is "delivering", another more nimble competitor has pulled their business partners into the kitchen and prepared a better dish, together, in half the time.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture After taking Q4-10 off, I'm energized and back to blogging. Several of you have inquired about completion timing of the EA Toolkit series, so here is part 4(.1). -
Practicing Enterprise Architecture The Essential EA Toolkit is a four-part blog on some recommended tools for Enterprise Architecture Teams. By "tools" I mean a few well-executed deliverables or processes that contribute enormous value to the organization (read Enterprise). These are not technologies; they require only standard office productivity software and perhaps a collaboration application such as SharePoint.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture [Apologize, I should have posted this two weeks ago, but my day job and life kept setting other priorities.] The overriding theme for August was Governance. I guess because it is annual planning time for Fortune 500 America. Before I cover some interesting posts, here is a definition of Governance that I have found very useful -
Practicing Enterprise Architecture Cloudsourcing is the combination of Cloud Computing and Outsourcing. Individually, they are impacting how Enterprise Architecture is practiced; together they form a driving force for evolution of the practice.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture If you were a Neanderthal, evolution was bad; at least the dinosaurs left birds. Humans emerged and you were no longer relevant - you and your buds left a lot of nice bones for us to dig up. When technology professionals of the future dig up our bones what will they find? Ancestors or Neanderthals?
Practicing Enterprise Architecture The Essential EA Toolkit is a four-part blog on some recommended "tools" for Enterprise Architecture Teams. By "tools" I mean a few well-executed deliverables or processes that contribute enormous value to an organization.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture Like most of us the spend time writing about Enterprise Architecture, I follow the works of my colleagues. Rather than proffer my own opinion in this post, I dedicate this week's blog to what others are saying: Todd Biske writes about our need to stay focused on our customers in a Lesson on Service Management -
Practicing Enterprise Architecture In order to be effective, Enterprise Architecture teams need "tools" in their toolkit, and I don't mean technologies like System Architect or Troux. Rather, I am referring to a few deliverables that create enormous value for your business and can be realized as simple drawings, processes and existing collaboration applications.
Practicing Enterprise Architecture 2008-2009 was a watershed for the EA Practice. Those that remain and thrive in the later days of the Great Recession are leaner, more business focused, delivering measurable value through strategy, governance and focus on critical interfaces between key enterprise components. There are three trends that support this conclusion: