Managing The Complexity Of Hybrid Cloud: Learn From Leading Chinese Firms
Door Forrester geplaatst op 28 September 2015 om 01.41
Cloud is becoming the new norm for enterprises. More and more companies across the globe are using a combination of two or more private, hosted, or public cloud services - applying different technology stacks to different business scenarios. Hybrid cloud management is now an important priority that enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should consider to support their organizations on the journey toward becoming a digital business. I've recently published two reports ...

Why service, function and capability
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 27 September 2015 om 16.26
Ah definitions, definitions – so many to choose from! But somehow, only a limited number of labels to go around, to share out amongst all those definitions? Which means that people end up using the same labels for different things, … Read more ›

The Open Group ArchiMate® Model Exchange File Format and Archi 3.3
Door Open Group geplaatst op 25 September 2015 om 14.13
By Phil Beauvoir Some of you might have noticed that Archi 3.3 has been released. This latest version of Archi includes a new plug-in which supports The Open Group ArchiMate Model Exchange File Format standard. This represents the fruits of … Continue reading →

Are Data Preparation Tools Changing Data Governance?
Door Forrester geplaatst op 24 September 2015 om 12.36
First there was Hadoop. Then there were data scientists. Then came Agile BI on big data. Drum roll, please . . . bum, bum, bum, bum . . . Now we have data preparation! If you are as passionate about data quality and governance and I am, then the 5+-year wait for a scalable capability to take on data trust is amazingly validating. The era for "good enough" when it comes to big data is giving way to an understanding that the way analysts have gotten away with "...

Is culture-change the same as software-change?
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 24 September 2015 om 11.50
Should we approach culture-change as if it’s the same as software-change? At a current conference, James Archer seemed to interpret Alex Osterwalder as saying just that: jamesarcher: Company culture can be methodically designed, built, and tested almost like a software product. … Read more ›

Congratulations to The Open Group Open Certified Architect (Open CA) on its 10th Anniversary!
Door Open Group geplaatst op 22 September 2015 om 17.56
By Cristina Woodbridge, Architect Profession Leader, IBM, retired In New York City on July 18, 2005, The Open Group announced the IT Architect Certification (ITAC) Program in recognition of the need to formalize the definition of the role of IT … Continue reading →

Enterprise Architecture Awards 2015 – Effectiveness And Innovation Lays The Path To Value
Door Forrester geplaatst op 21 September 2015 om 11.49
One of the winners of this year's Forrester/Infoworld Enterprise Architecture Awards segmented their EA practice into two disciplines: Innovation Architecture and Effectiveness Architecture. These two words describe the range of winners selected by our judges. Before I announce the winners, let me tell you about why these two words are significant. The Forrester/Infoworld EA Awards have always sought to uncover programs that impact their business through the insight and va...

Upcoming EA tour in Australia
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 21 September 2015 om 08.33
Currently scrambling through a swathe of slidedecks and suchlike… – that’s me getting ready for my upcoming ‘Antipodean Tour’, with a wide range of sessions on enterprise-architecture and related themes currently booked for various dates and places in Melbourne, Sydney … Read more ›

Big-consultancies and getting it right
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 20 September 2015 om 13.32
As with all small independents in just about any industry, my /our relationship with ‘the big boys’ in enterprise-architecture is, yeah, kinda ambivalent at best. It’s not just that they make the most noise, grabbing most of the attention and … Read more ›

Big-consultancies and bridging the chasm
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 16 September 2015 om 13.05
Like all small independents in just about any industry, my relationship with ‘the big boys’ is ambivalent at best. All those big analyst-consultancies like Forrester or Gartner, the ratings-agencies like Moody’s or S&P, the big IT- or process-consultancies like IBM … Read more ›

The Open Group to Host Event in Edinburgh in October
Door Open Group geplaatst op 15 September 2015 om 17.08
By The Open Group The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, is hosting its latest event in Edinburgh October 19-22 2015. The Open Group Edinburgh 2015 will focus on the challenge of architecting a Boundaryless Organization in an age of … Continue reading →

Data Governance and Data Management Are Not Interchangeable
Door Forrester geplaatst op 11 September 2015 om 12.25
Since when did data management and data governance become interchangeable? This is a question that has both confounded and frustrated me. The pursuit of data management vendors to connect with business stakeholders, because of the increasing role business units have had in decison making and holding the purse strings to technology purchases, means data governance as a term was hijacked to snuff out the bad taste of IT data projects gone sour. The funny thing is, vendors ac...

Seven sins and the Hype Cycle
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 10 September 2015 om 19.20
Where does the Hype Cycle come from? Okay, we know it was originated by consultancy-firm Gartner some years ago, and that it looks like this: Or, more simply, like this: And we also know that it aligns well with Rogers et al’s technology-adoption lifecycle: … Read more ›

Luddite, and proud
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 9 September 2015 om 11.21
I’m an enterprise-architect, deeply engaged in every aspect of technology and more. Which means that at times, yes, I’m also an active Luddite – and proud of it, too. Luddites? Aren’t they those crazy technophobes who go around smashing machines because they’re … Read more ›

The Top Technology Trends To Watch: 2016 To 2018
Door Forrester geplaatst op 9 September 2015 om 11.17
Enterprise architects face more exciting -- and greater -- challenges as the age of the customer takes off. But technology invention, innovation, and spending are notoriously cyclical. In fact, our first tech trends report in 2009 predicted a boom cycle through 2016. And we have seen this -- with social, mobile, cloud, analytics, and big data, to name just the obvious ones. A big finding of our research however is this: The Age Of The Customer has changed the classic techn...

The whole experience
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 8 September 2015 om 20.11
If the key role of enterprise-architecture is that things work better when they work together, on purpose, how do we make that happen? And what happens when they don’t? (What follows here references various Tweets to, about and from the Australian … Read more ›

Exact Lives Save Change
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 5 September 2015 om 09.33
Exact Lives Save Change. Or it might have been Exact Change Saves Lives. Something like that, anyway. Yeah, it was definitely one of those nights – y’know, such as, in this case, I might have gotten to sleep for a few … Read more ›

The Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard
Door Open Group geplaatst op 2 September 2015 om 16.14
The Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS), a Standard from The Open Group for Product Integrity and Supply Chain Security, Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard Doing More to Secure IT Products and their Global Supply Chains By Sally Long, The … Continue reading →

Design Principles for Process Driven Architectures - Part 1
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 September 2015 om 15.04
The authors of "Design Principles for Process-driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c" discuss their book in the context of the current enterprise environment.

Design Principles for Process Driven Architectures - Part 2
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 September 2015 om 15.03
In the design of process-driven architectures, where are organizations getting it wrong? Where are they getting it right? A panel of experts compares notes.

Design Principles for Process Driven Architectures - Part 3
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 September 2015 om 15.02
A panel of experts discusses the most common questions they get from their clients.

esign Principles for Process Driven Architectures - Part 4
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 September 2015 om 15.01
A panel of experts discusses the most common questions they get from their clients.

esign Principles for Process Driven Architectures - Part 5
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 September 2015 om 15.00
The authors of "Design Principles for Process-driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c" talk about what they learned in writing the book.

Context-perspectives and enterprise-architecture maturity
Door Tom Graves geplaatst op 30 Augustus 2015 om 20.10
In what ways does what we do within the enterprise require a different perspective on the enterprise itself? In what ways does our maturity-level – our skills, competence and experience – affect what we can and should do within the … Read more ›

You May Not Need A CDO — But Wouldn’t You Want To Improve Your Odds Of Success?
Door Forrester geplaatst op 20 Augustus 2015 om 14.56
Jennifer Belissent and I just published a report on the role of the Chief Data Officer that we're hearing so much about these days - Top Performers Appoint Chief Data Officers . To introduce the report, we sat down with our press team at Forrester to talk about the findings and about the implications for our clients. Forrester PR : There's a ton of fantastic data in the report around the CDO. If you had to call out the most surprising finding, what would top your list?...

All There is to Know About Reseller Hosting
Door EABlue geplaatst op 18 Augustus 2015 om 11.13
Reseller hosting is nothing but when you decide to sell the resources of a parent web hosting company that you have leased or bought. Owing to the great interest this has generated, most web hosting companies offer reseller hosting packages to their clients. The reason why users opt for reselling may vary with users. Some […] The post All There is to Know About Reseller Hosting appeared first on Eablue.com Tech blog by Tech Geek .

Oracle API Management Implementation - Part 1
Door Oracle geplaatst op 5 Augustus 2015 om 15.04
APIs have been around forever. So why has API Management become so important? The authors of "Oracle API Management 12c Implementation" explain.

Oracle API Management Implementation - Part 2
Door Oracle geplaatst op 5 Augustus 2015 om 15.03
Don't confuse API management with service management. The authors of "Oracle API Management 12c Implementation" discuss the differences.

Oracle API Management Implementation - Part 3
Door Oracle geplaatst op 5 Augustus 2015 om 15.02
What API developers need to know in order to take advantage of the growing market for APIs.

Oracle API Management Implementation - Part 4
Door Oracle geplaatst op 5 Augustus 2015 om 15.01
The authors of "Oracle API Management 12c Implementation" talk about what they learned in writing the book.

Microservices Architecture versus SOA
Door Todd Biske geplaatst op 31 Juli 2015 om 13.52
TechTarget has published another one of my “Ask the Expert” columns.  In this one, I offer up my thoughts on the differences between a Microservices Architecture and a SOA.  In a nutshell, I think the microservices trend has moved things in the right direction, a direction that many of the SOA pundits were espousing back […]

The Open Group Baltimore 2015 Highlights
Door Open Group geplaatst op 28 Juli 2015 om 13.31
By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group The Open Group Baltimore 2015, Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™, July 20-23, was held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor. Over 300 attendees from 16 countries, including China, Japan, … Continue reading →

Think A Data Lake Is THE Answer? Think Again. Here Comes Elastic Analytics
Door Forrester geplaatst op 27 Juli 2015 om 22.52
Enterprise architects, are you mired in a tangled web of data marts while your business pursues customer engagement without you? If you think a Hadoop-centric architecture is going to save the day, you may need to rethink. Your customers expect you to create systems of insight to deliver win-win engagement in real time. I'm seeing a new class of digital predators leverage the cloud to do just this. For example, Netflix designs cover graphics for its series based on sub...

Forrester's Annual ECM Panel Survey, 2015. Call for Participation — Deadline July 31, 2015
Door Forrester geplaatst op 26 Juli 2015 om 17.40
Forrester's survey for ECM decision-makers is open, and we're looking for your participation! Take this opportunity to provide your perspectives on the key vendors, the challenges, and the opportunities you see in this technology market. This survey is intended for ECM decision-makers or influencers in end user organizations. This is not for ECM vendors or systems integrators . . . but vendors and consultants -- we would love it if you could share this survey invit...

Neoliberalisme
Door Joop Kielema geplaatst op 23 Juli 2015 om 21.34
“De combinatie van neoliberalisme, digitalisering en een overmatig accent op cijfers heeft een dubbelzinnig effect: we leven in een dwingende maatschappij, waar de autoriteit zoek is” Schrijft Paul Verhaeghe in zijn boek Identiteit. Deze uitspraak is me uit het hart gegrepen. Het sluit ook goed aan bij alles waar in mijn blogs de afgelopen jaren voor gepleit heb: onderling vertrouwen, een menselijke maat en het zoeken naar betekenis en zingeving in plaats van zogenaamd obj...

Big Fraud?
Door Joop Kielema geplaatst op 23 Juli 2015 om 21.29
Hoe revolutionair is Big Data eigenlijk? Die vraag heb ik me de afgelopen weken gesteld. Ik zie nog niet veel bewijs dat het een enorme revolutie veroorzaakt. Ik zal enkele voorbeelden geven die mijn geloof in Big Data ernstig temperen. Een veel aangehaalde uitspraak over Big Data is dat Google de verspreiding van griep beter kan voorspellen dan epidemiologen. Dit suggereert dat Big Data ons kan helpen om de gezondheidszorg wereldwijd te verbeteren. Helaas is deze uitspraa...

Luie stoel
Door Joop Kielema geplaatst op 23 Juli 2015 om 21.21
Menig adviseur schampert, nogal respectloos, over hoe oliedom die ambtenaren toch zijn. Hij weet wel hoe het moet. Vanuit zijn luie stoel heeft hij altijd gelijk. Waartoe dit kan leiden lieten de LPF ministers in het eerste kabinet Balkenende pijnlijk zien.  Betweters kenmerken zich vaak ook door een gebrek aan kennis, gekoppeld soms aan een grote mate van naïviteit. Waarom maken ze nou niet gewoon een systeem dat alle gemeenten kunnen gebruiken, heb ik al menig ICT-e...

The Rebirth Of iManage: A New Company With A Familiar Name Re-Enters The ECM Market
Door Forrester geplaatst op 21 Juli 2015 om 09.02
Another week, another divestiture in the content management and collaboration market. A new - or more accurately, a re-newed - player enters the Enterprise Content Management market this week as iManage and HP make an apparently amicable split. Executives with longstanding roots in the iManage and Interwoven businesses, including Neil Araujo and Dan Carmel , have executed a management buyout to spin a revitalized iManage business out of HP's Software division. iManage'...

Let's Break All The Data Rules!
Door Forrester geplaatst op 20 Juli 2015 om 22.15
When I think about data I can't help but think about hockey. As a passionate hockey mom it is hard to separate my conversations about data all week with clients and the practices and games I sit through screaming encouragement to my son and his team (sometimes to the embarressment of my husband!). So, when I recently saw a documentary on the buildingof the Russian hockey team that our miracle US hockey team beat at the 1980 olympics, the story of Anatoli Tarsov stuck w...

A Tale of Two IT Departments, or How Governance is Essential in the Hybrid Cloud and Bimodal IT Era
Door Open Group geplaatst op 15 Juli 2015 om 13.00
Transcript of an Open Group discussion/podcast on the role of Cloud Governance and Enterprise Architecture and how they work together in the era of increasingly fragmented IT. Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app for … Continue reading →

Is Zombie Data Taking Over?
Door Forrester geplaatst op 15 Juli 2015 om 01.31
It is easy to get ahead of ourselves with all the innovation happening with data and analytics. I wouldn't call it hype, as that would imply no value or competency has been achieved. But I would say that what is bright, shiny and new is always more interesting than the ordinary. And, to be frank, there is still a lot of ordinary in our data management world. In fact, over the past couple weeks, discussions with companies have uncommonly focused on the ordinary. This in...

Nintex To Purchase Drawloop — Enters Emerging CCM Cloud Market
Door Forrester geplaatst op 8 Juli 2015 om 18.09
Nintex is expanding into the emerging cloud-based workflow market -- by acquiring Drawloop , an Irvine, California-based document generation provider: http://www.nintex.com/company/news-press/news-archive/2015/nintex-acquires-drawloop . Drawloop is one of the top 10 paid apps in the Salesforce AppExchange, with more than 1,000 customers, yet relative to the core customer communications management (CCM) market that has matured in a batch world driven by large-print service-...

Syncplicity Gets Its Own Independence Day
Door Forrester geplaatst op 7 Juli 2015 om 17.37
It's been a busy couple of weeks for major players in the increasingly colliding enterprise content management (ECM) and enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) markets. Hot on the heels of the IBM-Box partnership , announced on June 24, 2015, today we see Syncplicity spin-out of EMC. Press release here . Skyview Capital LLC, a global private investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Syncplicity, although EMC will retain a financial interest in it. ...

Securing Business Operations and Critical Infrastructure: Trusted Technology, Procurement Paradigms, Cyber Insurance
Door Open Group geplaatst op 7 Juli 2015 om 13.00
Following is the transcript of an Open Group discussion on ways to address supply chain risk in the information technology sector marketplace. Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app for iOS or Android. Sponsor: The … Continue reading →

Engaging Customers In The World's Largest Mobile Market
Door Forrester geplaatst op 6 Juli 2015 om 02.55
Consumers and businesses around the globe have entered the mobile era, and technology management leaders are shifting their organizations' business applications toward mobile. In order to effectively make this shift, mobile teams must change their practices to simultaneously improve agility and ensure a good customer experience. This is even more critical in China -- a market with unique business scenarios, technology landscapes, and competitive environments. I've recently...

BPM: Challenges and Changes - Part 1
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 Juli 2015 om 15.03
Take a seat at the virtual table as a panel of experts talks about how organizations are meeting some of the biggest BPM challenges.

BPM: Challenges and Changes - Part 2
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 Juli 2015 om 15.02
The expert panel panel shares insight into the Oracle BPM features they find the most useful, how those features are being use to deal with real-world BPM problems.

BPM: Challenges and Changes - Part 3
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 Juli 2015 om 15.01
How does the new Oracle Process Cloud Service compare to Oracle BPM? The panelists talk it out.

BPM: Challenges and Changes - Part 4
Door Oracle geplaatst op 2 Juli 2015 om 15.00
What's the one thing you should know before starting your first Oracle BPM project? Advice you can use from a panel of experts.

Z Ride for Hope
Door Todd Biske geplaatst op 1 Juli 2015 om 17.25
A break from my normal tech-related posts.  In September, I will participating for the second time in the Pedal the Cause bicycle ride in St. Louis.  This great event raises money for cancer research at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.  I filled out my rider profile in late […]

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