5 years, 2 months ago

Three Breeds of CIOs

I have earlier suggested that Enterprise Architecture be designed and built around organizational accountability levels and be divided vertically into three distinct yet interlinked architectures. It can be further argued that all IT work in organizati…

5 years, 6 months ago

5 Trends Spotted at Forrester’s Forum for Technology Management

PwC had the privilege to sponsor Forrester’s Forum for Technology Management Leaders this week in Orlando and our team had a great time and learned a great deal.  We distilled our conversations into 5 trends that we think are picking up steam based on what we heard. 1. We are Nearing the Digital Moment of Truth Nigel Fenwick, one of Forrester’s principal analysts serving CIOs, described findings from their research on the state of “digital” in […]

5 years, 7 months ago

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

Guest post by Tim Mattix It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods.  The linear waterfall model and its sequential design process run counter to the reality that customers often don’t know exactly what they want up-front; rather, they tend to fine-tune their requirements through ongoing two-way interactions during the life cycle of the project. On the other hand, the evolutionary development approach inherent in agile gives designers […]

6 years, 1 month ago

The Next Phase of Agile Development

Guest post by Alan Morrison It’s human nature for people to build sturdy structures to shield themselves from the unpredictability of the elements. But, if you are too sheltered for too long, you weaken your ability to continuously confront change. That’s the dilemma facing IT departments. Change is raining down on them, and they are having trouble continuously adapting. A term is gaining momentum in the IT community to describe an ideal state for IT […]

6 years, 1 month ago

A Cheesy Invitation

Imagine you’re at a party. You’re standing near a cheese platter admiring the selection. That 2-hour cheese tasting class you took last week has made you think differently about the way you look at that plate! A man approaches and you begin chatting about the cheese. Turns out, he’s a Professor of Food Science at …

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6 years, 6 months ago

Making Profits Using API Economy

How much have you paid for your last home phone? Probably 10 euros, dollars, or whatever is your currency. It is likely that 20 years ago you would have paid a higher amount, even without taking into account the inflation. Still, imagine a world where you are the only phone owner, what would be the …

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6 years, 6 months ago

Is Your CIO Your CDO?

One analyst reports that by 2015 25% of companies will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) who resides outside of the IT department and is responsible for driving the digitization of research and development, marketing, customer service and the creation of new products and services. Before you create this new role and contact your favorite executive recruiters, take a step back and ask a few questions: What is the scope of digital transformation for your […]

7 years, 3 months ago

5 Steps to Brighten Shadow IT

With the popularity of public cloud offerings, BYOD and personal productivity apps, rogue technology acquisitions (at least from IT’s perspective) are more pervasive than ever, creating a new focus on “Shadow IT.” Our 2012 Digital IQ study of 489 executives found that 30% of technology procurement is outside the CIO’s budget. A wise proverb says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” What if you need […]

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7 years, 4 months ago

Management Information for Managing Innovation

Management information is not particular difficult to produce, it is difficult to make use of. Management information can be produced in quite a few ways and supported by quite a few methods, but too much management information will eventually clutter the line of sight of the decision makers and as such work against holistic management. […]

7 years, 9 months ago

7 Digital Strategies of Top-Performing Companies

Growing a multimillion dollar corporation during a recession is no small feat and it’s no accident. Companies that are swimming against the economic tide are doing things differently than those that are treading water, or worse, drowning. So, what exactly separates the best from the rest? In a world of tech-empowered consumers and employees, companies that are bucking the economic trend exhibit key behaviors that allow them to exploit technology and weave it into their […]

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8 years, 15 days ago

Dealing with Systemic Problems Through the Enterprise Architecture Program

There are many problems the chief architect, enterprise architects, CIOs, executives and decision-makers on all levels will be facing while handling the day to day operations. Quite a few problems that they will be dealing with are symptoms of larger more complex problems or what I have chosen to define as “systemic problems”. Systemic problems […]

9 years, 3 months ago

Can IT Make a Competitive Difference: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View.

The Introduction Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee has written the paper “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference” that was published in 2007 in by Harvard Business Review. The paper deals with how enterprises deals with competition in the United States. McAfee & Brynjolfsson argues that most enterprises are in state of hard […]