1 month, 2 days ago

The Open Group China September 2017 – Event Highlights

The Open Group China Event was held September 21-22, 2017 in Shenzhen. One hundred government leaders, heads of authorities, corporate general managers, and ICT experts attended the event to jointly discuss top-level design and technological innovation for enterprise transformation under the background of the digital era.

1 month, 25 days ago

Digital Transformation at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport: A Conversation with Aaldert Hofman

Global air travel is growing at exponential rates. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air travel is expected to double by 2035, growing from 3.8 billion travels in 2016 to 7.2 billion.

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is already feeling the effects of this growth. According to Aaldert Hofman, Lead Enterprise Architect for the Schiphol Group, the airport has been working to accommodate this trend through digital transformation, using a strategy of “bytes not bricks” to better manage crowds, accommodate airline schedules and provide a better passenger experience.

4 months, 3 days ago

New Enterprise “Cloud” Integration Approach in Banking

While all four maturing digital trends – Mobile, Cloud, Delivery Optimization, Process Optimization — are interconnected, Cloud appears to be the one to make the technology c-suite (CISO, CTO and CDO) most nervous. But the potential upside of Cloud adoption brings tremendous synergy in operating costs and also helps propel innovation.

5 months, 6 days ago

The New Enterprise “Business” Integration Approach in Banking

We all know that Banks have been one of the early adopters of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Integration technology such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Why was it imperative for banks to embrace SOA? The diverse enterprise eco-system centered on the core banking platform can easily become very complex with hundreds of interconnected systems built using diverse technology stacks and scattered around different geographical locations. It was either death by a thousand cuts or to adopt SOA, and wisely so, most banks chose the latter!

5 months, 21 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.

7 months, 23 days ago

Why Smart Cities Need Open Standards: A Conversation with Kary Främling

The concept of the “smart city” is beginning to be adopted by cities and municipalities worldwide. By providing “smart,” digital services, cities will, ostensibly, become more attractive places to live, offering better living conditions to citizens.

10 months, 15 days ago

Understanding the Customer Experience: A Conversation with Forrester Analysts David Cannon and David Wheable

By The Open Group With more technology in the hands of consumers than ever before, customers have become increasingly demanding in terms of not only the service they receive from companies but also the experience they have with your company … Continue reading

10 months, 16 days ago

To Colonize Mars, Look to Standards Development

By The Open Group In advance of The Open Group San Francisco 2017, we spoke with Keegan Kirkpatrick, one of the co-founders of RedWorks, a “NewSpace” start-up focused on building 3D printable habitats for use on earth and in space.  Kirkpatrick … Continue reading

10 months, 23 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

1 year, 12 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

1 year, 19 days 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

1 year, 2 months 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