2 months, 11 days ago

Catalysing One Nation, One Government with ‘IndEA’

On July 1st 2017, India launched its GST. For a country of nearly 1.28 billion people, comprising of 29 states and 7 union territories this is a defining moment. The idea of abolishing all other central and state taxes, and introducing one tax, GST, was mooted 15 years back. It took more than a decade to finally get to a point when consensus was reached and the formal launch (or rather the transition) to GST happened.

2 months, 24 days ago

Does the ten thousand hour rule apply to Enterprise Architects?

Do some enterprise architects become masters at their discipline without hours of practice, or does it really take 10,000 hours? Of course 10,000 hours is a long time. 5 hours per day for 10 years? Its not a fast process, and most people are always looking for short cuts. Is 10,000 hours the average or […]

3 months, 3 days ago

A Q&A with Thomas Magedanz – 5G Technologies and Smart Cities

Digitalization is forcing the convergence of networks and platforms that have traditionally remained separate. Mobile networks have previously been the domain of telecommunications providers, but as new mobile generations emerge the reach of the network is also becoming an enterprise domain.

We spoke with Thomas Magedanz, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the Technische Universität Berlin and Director of the software-based networks competence center at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, about the expectations for 5G networks, why 5G technologies are being tested with Smart Cities applications and how standards can drive the global network interoperability that 5G will require. Thomas was a keynote speaker at The Open Group Berlin 2017 in April.

3 months, 15 days ago

Managing the fundamental interconnectedness of things with Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is much more than a list of components. Too often one sees diagrams in slide decks that are either simple lists, a layered view of domains, or a graphical hierarchy. And these are supposed to represent the ‘Architecture’? These visualisations are good to use to inform on the scope and context, but they […]

8 months, 4 days ago

Digital Transformation and Disruption – A Conversation with Sriram Sabesan

By The Open Group The term “disruption” has been the de rigueur description for what’s been going on in the technology industry for a number of years now. But with the pressures of a digital economy facing all industries now, … Continue reading

9 months, 24 days ago

Customer Experience and Transformation in Financial Services – Part 2

By Stuart Macgregor, CEO, Real IRM and The Open Group South Africa This is Part 2 of a two part series.  Part 1 can be found here. The financial services industry is undergoing massive change. For financial services companies to … Continue reading

10 months, 1 day ago

Customer Experience and Transformation In Financial Services – Part 1

By Stuart Macgregor, CEO, Real IRM and The Open Group South Africa This is Part 1 in a two part series. Chapter 1 – Introduction The financial services industry is undergoing massive change. Around the world, organisations offering banking, lending, … Continue reading

11 months, 17 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Target Operating Models

How often is an established Enterprise Architecture approach used to create a Target Operating Model? If the answer is not often, then why not? If the answer is yes all the time, then how should we go about creating one ? Are traditional consultancy approaches to target operating models good enough? What is an Operating […]

1 year, 3 days ago

The Open Group Paris Event to Take Place in October 2016

The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, is hosting its next global event in Paris, France, between October 24-27, 2016. The event, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, will focus on e-Government, as well as how to address … Continue reading

1 year, 2 months ago

Enterprise Architecture and Wardley Maps

I had an interesting conversation recently about the use of Wardley maps as part of an Enterprise Architecture and Digital Transformation programme recently. I had looked at using Wardley maps some time ago but now I think it is a good time to incorporate their use into normal Enterprise Architecture/ Business Architecture work. They are […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Enterprise Architecture and Digital Strategy

Digital strategy is not simply about marketing. It is about a better engagement with potential and existing customers. It is about the perception of the brand created with customers though close interaction via social media and close communication leading to a value proposition that can better serve their actual and future needs. As with any […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Digital Disruption for Enterprise Architecture

By Myles F. Suer, Chief Platform Evangelist, Informatica Recently, I got to sit at the font of wisdom which is Jeanne Ross, and get her view into digital disruption and the role of Enterprise Architecture in enabling firms to respond. … Continue reading