18 days ago

The Importance of Enterprise Architecture for Business Transformation: Lessons Learned

In a 2016 blog for The Open Group, we described what really happens when IT is run like a business based upon our recent work at SKF, where we work as Enterprise Architects and IT Strategists. We explained how we became confident to transform the way IT worked with the business to provide value, and what lessons we are learning during our transformation journey. Enterprise Architecture (EA) has been instrumental in that journey, and in this article, we provide some valuable lessons that we have learned on our journey to build an Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) function to support our digital transformation, and how we used EAM to become and remain relevant during digital disruption.

19 days ago

The Open Group India Conference and Awards, Bangalore 2018 – Event Highlights

The tech city of Bangalore was the venue for The Open Group India Conference and Awards held Feb 22 – 24, 2018.

Speakers and delegates from seventeen countries converged in Bangalore to participate in this international event, which was supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. Making Standards Work™ for Your Digital Agenda was the theme for this year, in line with the realization of the importance of standards.

5 months, 7 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.

7 months 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.

7 months, 9 days ago

Open SIPMath™ Standard for Managing Unpredictable Risks

The ability to manage calculations and make more accurate predictions about uncertainty for risk management is now accessible to anyone with a common spreadsheet through the use of the open SIPMath™ Standard, which allows users to perform arithmetic on uncertainties for better outcomes.

9 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.