17 days ago

Enterprise Architecture is Not THE Answer – It is Part of the Answer

As a matter of practicality, for Enterprise Architecture to be successful, there are many things that have to work out before, in parallel with, and after Enterprise Architecture efforts result in an Enterprise Architecture. There are governance things going on, there are development things going on, there are operations things going on. Each of these areas can benefit from some good old Enterprise Architecture thinking and, as well, Enterprise Architecture success needs these areas to be successful! Again, Enterprise Architecture is not THE answer, it is part of something bigger.

25 days ago

ArchiMate® Specification Update and ArchiMate Day 2017

ArchiMate® Version 3.0: Technical Corrigendum No. 1 (TC1) has been published. This is a set of corrections to the ArchiMate 3.0 Specification. It is available as a free download from The Open Group website, and an updated version of the full specification including TC1 has been published, known as the ArchiMate 3.0.1 Specification. The second ArchiMate Day will be held at The Open Group Amsterdam event on Wednesday, October 25th.

1 month ago

Issues Necessitate Change – Evolution of Enterprise Architecture

Corporations are faced with global competition and they need to become more agile and resilient. Enterprise Architects need to rethink how they deliver value more quickly to keep pace of change in need and change in technology. Builders are employing latest techniques in Agile and Dev-Ops. Architects and builders need to continuously think about risk mitigation.

2 months ago

Global TOGAF® 9 Certification Exceeds 70,000 in 134 Countries

Another milestone in the TOGAF® 9 certification program!  The number of individual certifications in the TOGAF® 9 certification program as of July 24 is 70,131. This represents over 12,000 new certifications in the past twelve-month period. TOGAF continues to be adopted globally with certified individuals from 134 different countries.

3 months, 4 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, 9 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.

5 months, 26 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

1 year, 7 months ago

The Open Group San Francisco 2016 Day Two Highlights

By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Communications, The Open Group The Open Group CEO & President Steve Nunn kicked off the second day of The Open Group San Francisco event, “Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™”, with a warm greeting and quick … Continue reading

1 year, 10 months ago

The Open Group Reaches 500th Membership Milestone

By The Open Group To reach the number 500 in anything is a significant achievement. In business, the top companies in the world vie to be part of the Fortune 500 or the S&P 500. In automobile racing, top annual … Continue reading

2 years, 2 months ago

Customer Experience Architecture

Service providers are continually reshaping their offering in response to changing customer needs and demands. As customer expectations change, businesses need to rethink the experiences they deliver. Meeting new demands does not only require delivery of the right propositions – it also requires developing broader capabilities around the needs of people, across the entire eco Read More

2 years, 4 months ago

Designing from the end

As we enter a new age for technology, the opportunities for companies to connect with customers are becoming endless. The connected customer is also starting to demand more due to a much greater awareness of technology, and this is shaping the future direction of propositions. The rate of change is not going to slow down Read More

2 years, 5 months ago

Microservices and the role of the digital business architect

Over the last 2-3 years organisations have gone through significant change. Existing capabilities have been transformed, and vast amount of new capabilities have been invested in to ensure organisations remain sticky in the customer’s digital life. Everything from collaboration, to new ways of working has enabled organisations to build deeper meaningful connections with their customers.  Read More