1 month ago

The State of Artificial Intelligence and Need for Standards: A Conversation with Syed Husain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a lot of promise, but it is still in the hype phase. Although strides have been made in machine learning and cognitive computing, most practical applications for AI are still nascent. As such, this is the right time to begin developing AI standards that can address some of the issues that have already been identified with AI, such as potential bias and the ethical concerns behind the technology, so that business value can be maximized.

Syed Husain, Manager Enterprise Architecture for Accenture, examined these topics at The Open Group London event in April 2018. In this far-reaching conversation, we spoke with Husain about where AI stands today, what the ultimate promise of AI is and the value standards may be able to bring to this still-emerging technology.

1 month, 15 days ago

The Five Myths Of Digital Transformation: Myth Two CIOs Can’t Drive Transformation

Many people believe “digital transformation” is not an “IT” thing. While this may have been true when applied to last century’s typical IT group, its should not be true in 2018. To be fair to anyone who believes IT cannot …

1 month, 19 days ago

CYBER SECURITY TRANSFORMATION IS A THING, AND IT NEEDS PERSONAL AND RELENTLESS DRIVE

Well, it’s happening! My first Forrester report was published this week. (Forrester clients can access here). The topic? Cyber security transformation of course! It’s what I have lived and breathed for the last 3.5 years. I have also engaged peer CISOs…

1 month, 23 days ago

ArchiMate® Modeling Language and Agile – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

This blog, the third in a series with Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BiZZdesign, looks at how architecture in general and the ArchiMate language in particular can add a lot of value to agile approaches.

1 month, 26 days ago

Five Myths Of Digital Transformation

Since I first wrote about digital transformation back in 2012, the term has become wildly over-hyped. Since CEOs are now at least asking about digital transformation, and every technology vendor now claims expertise in digital transformation, it’…

1 month, 30 days ago

Make Your Brand “Voice” Loud and Clear.

(Forrester clients, read full report “Give Your Brand A Voice — Literally” here) Voice is marketing’s most significant paradigm shift this decade —one that has far-reaching implications for how brands engage customers and prospects. Read Fo…

2 months, 2 days ago

Seeking Magic Moments – Why It’s Time to Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

The legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.” The song is timeless because it tells a classic tale of a first kiss. And also captures a moment in time in words and song th…

2 months, 5 days ago

“Enterprise Architecture As A Service” – How – REACH for the STARS

In two prior blogs, I described why “Enterprise Architecture As A Service” (EA As A Service) would be a good thing and what it might look like.

Why? Because a properly implemented service delivery model would put the emphasis in more appropriate places:

Production and use value versus EA as a deliverable
Timely value along the way versus at the end
Clear expectations versus vague promise
Support and enablement versus ivory tower compliance
What? A portfolio of services provided on demand in service categories:

Planning Services to scope based on need
Buy-in/collaboration Services to ensure the right people in the organization are engaged
Development Services to build the right parts of an EA at the right time
Management Services to ensure that the EA efforts delivers value consistently
Usage Services to derive value from the EA
Decision Support Services to support Portfolio Governance decisions

2 months, 11 days ago

The Adaptive Enterprise: Using Standards for Transformation – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

The rapid pace of change in technology and business today is driving the need for companies to be more adaptive than ever. Standards can help make these transitions easier for companies and aid them in their transformation efforts.

This blog is the first in a series that looks at how standards can be used together to help organizations better facilitate the transformations and changes they need to make. In this first installment, we spoke to Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BizzDesign, about the business imperatives that are driving enterprises to adopt a more adaptive approach to how they do business. Subsequent blogs in this series will explore the practical use of standards for adaptation and transformation.

2 months, 12 days ago

“Enterprise Architecture As A Service” – What

In my previous blog, I described why “Enterprise Architecture As A Service” (EA As A Service) would be a good thing. Fundamentally because a properly implemented service delivery model would put the emphasis in more appropriate places:

– Production and use value versus EA as a deliverable
– Timely value along the way versus at the end
– Clear expectations versus vague promise
– Support and enablement versus ivory tower compliance