1 month, 12 days ago

The Open Group Amsterdam 2017 – Event Highlights

The rapid pace of technology innovation in today’s digital economy means that businesses require a level of agility and responsiveness that cannot be delivered by conventional business strategies and operating models.

This event focused on how Enterprise Architecture and the use of standards from The Open Group, such as TOGAF®, ArchiMate® and IT4IT™ (for managing the business of IT), are empowering companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

Topics included: EA and Business Transformation; EA in Government; EA in Healthcare; Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities; Risk Management and Cybersecurity; Process Automation; and IT Management.

1 month, 28 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.

2 months, 9 days ago

The Open Group October Event To Take Place in Amsterdam

The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, is hosting its upcoming event in Amsterdam, October 23-26, 2017. The Open Group Amsterdam 2017 will focus on Architecting the Digital Enterprise, bringing together vendors and end-user organizations to discuss how to architect the new digital enterprise.

The event’s focus will be on how Enterprise Architecture and standards such as the TOGAF® framework, ArchiMate® modeling language, and IT4IT™ reference architecture (for managing the business of IT) are empowering companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

7 months, 17 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.

8 months, 3 days ago

Disruptive Decency

Well, this turned out to be very much a different post than what I’d first thought. Last Thursday, CIO published an article titled “Your Pebble smartwatch will live on when Pebble’s servers shut down” that had good news for owners of the Pebble smartwatch: But now that Pebble has been acquired by Fitbit and is […]

10 months, 6 days ago

The Open Group San Francisco Day Two Highlights

By The Open Group Day two of The Open Group San Francisco event was held Tuesday, January 31 on another sunny, winter day in San Francisco. Tuesday’s welcome address featured Steve Nunn, President & CEO, and Jim Hietala, VP Business … Continue reading

10 months, 19 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

1 year, 2 months ago

The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Platform 3.0 Transformation

By Stuart Macgregor, CEO, Real IRM and The Open Group South Africa Our transition to the highly-connected realm of Platform 3.0 will radically disrupt the way that we approach Enterprise Architecture (EA). The current architectures and methodologies will simply not … Continue reading

1 year, 3 months ago

Oldies but Goodies: The Relationship Between POSIX® and UNIX® and Why They Matter Today

By Andrew Josey, VP, Standards and Certification, The Open Group Technology can be a fickle thing. Spurred by perpetual innovation, the one constant in the tech industry is change. As such, we can expect that whatever is the hottest thing … Continue reading

1 year, 4 months ago

Using Apprenticeships to Develop Your IT Workforce: A Conversation with Andy Ruth

By The Open Group It’s no secret that the IT workforce is suffering from a skills gap. Not only are there not enough workers available to fill tech positions at many companies, but even the workers available may not possess … Continue reading

1 year, 4 months ago

The Open Group Austin 2016 Event Highlights

By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group During the week of July 18th, The Open Group hosted over 200  attendees from 12 countries at the Four Seasons hotel on the beautiful banks of Lady Bird Lake … Continue reading