1 year, 11 months ago

The Digital Future: Services Oriented Architecture and Mass Customization, Part 3 B

From Previous PartsPart 1 discussed the four ages of mankind.  The first was the Age of Speech; for the first time humans could “learn by listening” rather than “learn by doing”; that is, data could be accumulated, communicated, and stored by ve…

2 years, 5 months 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!

2 years, 11 months ago

Agility, SOA, Virtual Extended Enterprise, Swarming Tactics, and Architecture

Agility and the Virtual Extended EnterpriseIn the 1990s, The Agility Forum of Lehigh University defined Agility as “The ability to successfully respond to unexpected challenges and opportunities.” The forum chartered a technical committe…

2 years, 11 months ago

Agility, SOA, Virtual Extended Enterprise, Swarming Tactics, and Architecture

Agility and the Virtual Extended EnterpriseIn the 1990s, The Agility Forum of Lehigh University defined Agility as “The ability to successfully respond to unexpected challenges and opportunities.” The forum chartered a technical committe…

3 years, 10 months ago

The New Generation IT Operating Model

By Yan Zhao, Ph.D, President, Chief Architect, ArchiTech Group LLC Introduction The New Generation IT Operating Model is mostly associated with the current trend of service orientation. A service-oriented IT operating model should be based on service-oriented IT architecture. More … Continue reading

4 years, 11 months ago

The Onion From The Inside Out

By Stuart Boardman, Senior Business Consultant, Business & IT Advisory, KPN Consulting The Open Group Open Platform 3.0™ (OP3.0) services often involve a complex network of interdependent parties[1]. Each party has its own concept of the value it expects from … Continue reading

5 years, 7 days ago

Enterprise Canvas – a military analogy

I’ll admit I often struggle to find easy ways for people to understand Enterprise Canvas and service-oriented enterprise-architecture – thinking in terms of services doesn’t seem to come naturally to many people. But the other morning, up came one of

5 years, 1 month ago

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – worked-example

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? We’ve explored those questions in some depth in the preceding series of posts. It’s left us with a set of visual-checklists, including

5 years, 1 month ago

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – Summary

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? How do we use that service-oriented approach to help enterprise-architecture break free of the IT-centrism that’s crippled it for the past couple

5 years, 1 month ago

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 6: Exchanges

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe what passes between services – the Exchanges, or products, that ‘hold the space’ between each service? And how can we use this kind of

5 years, 1 month ago

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 2: Supplier and customer

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe relationships between services – particularly in the main value-flows? What happens within those service-interactions? This is the second in a six-part series on reviewing services

5 years, 1 month ago

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 1: Core

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? Why would we describe an enterprise and its architecture in that way? How would we describe it? What could we use to describe it? This is the first in