9 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.

16 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!

23 days ago

Enduring Misconceptions about Architecture – Part 2

Tackling some key misconceptions about Enterprise Architecture can ease fear, uncertainty, and doubt about its effectiveness. The following list adds to misconceptions presented in Part 1 of this blog.

29 days ago

The Present and Future of the ArchiMate® Language – Part 2

Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts on The Present and Future of the ArchiMate® Language. With the release of the ArchiMate 3.0 Specification last year, we now have a complete enterprise description language that has been adopted by architects worldwide in a wide range of organizations. It is now time for The Open Group ArchiMate Forum to reach out to users and better understand how the language is being used and how it should evolve. Therefore, the following post, like all others in this series, reflects the views of its authors, and will benefit from comments and discussion. You may refine, expand upon, or even disagree with elements of the post. Regardless, you will be shaping the future of the ArchiMate language.

So please, enjoy and engage!

1 month, 1 day 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.

1 month, 6 days ago

Enduring Misconceptions about Architecture – Part 1

I can’t pretend to know what folks thought about in ancient times. Did people ask if architects and architectures were useful or whether they were needed? In some areas today, I hear those questions; less in the area dealing with physical building spaces, but in the Information Technology space these questions create fear, uncertainty, and doubt that needs to be overcome to be successful.

1 month, 14 days ago

The Present and Future of the ArchiMate® Language – Part 1

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts on The Present and Future of the ArchiMate® Language. With the release of the ArchiMate 3.0 Specification last year, we now have a complete enterprise description language that has been adopted by architects worldwide in a wide range of organizations. It is now time for the ArchiMate Forum to reach out to users and better understand how the language is being used and how it should evolve. Therefore, the following post, like all others in this series, reflects the views of its authors, and will benefit from comments and discussion. You may refine, expand upon, or even disagree with elements of the post. Regardless, you will be shaping the future of the ArchiMate language.

So please, enjoy and engage!

1 month, 28 days ago

Why More Industries are Turning to Open Standards

Many enterprises and their industries are aggressively addressing the need to implement digital and global business models. Increasingly those industries and groups of industries are looking to The Open Group for guidance as to how they can effectively both develop and use standards to accelerate the journey they see ahead, in the private and public sectors.

2 months, 24 days ago

The Open Group Berlin 2017 – Event Highlights

On Monday, April 24, Steve Nunn, President and CEO of The Open Group gave a warm welcome to over 200 attendees from 24 countries at the ‘Smart Cities/Making Standards Work’ event in Berlin, Germany. The venue, Berlin Marriott, sits on the site where some of the Berlin Wall was. In several meeting rooms, attendees were in the former East and West Berlin at the same time.

3 months, 23 days ago

The Open Group to Hold April Event in Berlin

The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, is hosting its upcoming event in Berlin, April 24-27, 2017. The Open Group Berlin 2017 will focus on

4 months, 21 days ago

The Open Group TOGAF® User Group Meeting Summary

The Open Group TOGAF® User Group meeting, held in San Francisco on January 30, 2017, focused on “Create vs. Reuse Architectures.” It addressed the question of whether Enterprise Architects need to be more involved in reusing existing architecture models than in creating new ones to meet their needs.