Even though it is fairly obvious, I think we need to keep reminding ourselves as Enterprise Architects – “Are we after the coolest technology (trend) OR the business outcome it enables?”
In my humble opinion, companies that know how to harness technologies for achieving business outcomes are way more successful, even though they may take an extra year or two to implement BYOD, Mobile Applications, Big Data, this trend, that trend, etc.!
With a plethora of so called “disruptions” being bandied around in consulting and analyst circles, we still have to put it through the litmus test – does it help deliver the business outcome that you set out to achieve? If there is a simple and powerful “YES” to that question, go for it! If “NO”, hold your horses – you will be better off! 🙂