The speed of innovation is accelerating at the edges. Actually, it has always been like that – some times in the form of shadow IT; some times in the form of one-trick mobile apps; some times in the form of technology diversity that an EA might not like! I feel that the edges have always been more close to innovation.
Recently, I saw some EA discussion threads trying to counter this mobile app acceleration at the edges by trying to “rationalize” and “consolidate” etc.
In my humble opinion, we should be the first to promote the acceptance of “Not Invented Here” ideas and lead from the front when it comes to innovation. However, for that we will need to spend more time at manufacturing locations, branch offices and shadow IT and less time in the Ivory Tower err.. board room!! 🙂