1 month, 28 days ago

The Interesting Case of Who’s Using the IT4IT™ Standard – Part Two – The Oil and Gas, IT, Retail, Logistics, and Engineering Sectors

The Open Group IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, a standard of The Open Group uses a value chain framework that applies this concept to IT by defining an integrated IT management framework focusing on the lifecycle of services. This allows IT to achieve the same level of business predictability and efficiency that supply chain management has allowed for the business.

2 months, 3 days ago

The Interesting Case of Who’s Using the IT4IT™ Standard – Part One – The Banking and Insurance Sectors

The Open Group IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, a standard of The Open Group, is a value chain-based standard reference and operating model for managing the business of IT. It creates a model of the functions that IT performs to help organizations identify the activities that contribute to business competitiveness.

It supports real-world use-cases driven by the Digital Economy such as, Cloud-sourcing, Agile, DevOps, and service brokering, and is designed for existing landscapes, and accommodates future IT paradigms, making it ideal for Digital Transformation projects.

3 months, 2 days ago

The Future Enterprise Architect

Before describing the future Enterprise Architect, we will reflect on the current Enterprise Architect, one of their customers – a current line of business leader – and the strained relationship between them. For the sake of personalization, we will call the current Enterprise Architect ‘Archie’, and current line of business leader ‘Loretta’.

In the future state of Enterprise Architecture, the relationship between the two evolves towards one that is more productive and trusted. We describe what a future Enterprise Architect might look like and summarize the salient differences.

8 months, 3 days ago

Service Brokering and an Enterprise Standard – Build your Competitive Advantage in the Digital World

Over the last ten years I have focused on cloud computing and seen increased adoption of cloud in enterprises. Companies large and small have adopted Software as a Service (SaaS) and traditional private/public PaaS/IaaS cloud services to expand their digital footprint. In doing so they depend increasingly on an ever-larger supplier community to obtain the digital support required to run their business.

1 year, 10 months ago

The IT4IT™ Standard – What is all the fuss about? Isn’t it just an architecture after all?

In October 2015, The Open Group launched a new standard, The Open Group IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, and I personally feel this may have been one of the biggest events when it comes to the history of IT. At last, IT is starting to really mature! Let me tell you why I have this view.

3 years, 5 months ago

The Business Model represented as an Enterprise Architecture view

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A Business Model expressed as a Value Chain would show the sequence of high level processes that add to the margin and accumulate cost at each stage of the chain. 
 
Two different Business Models for the same type …

3 years, 5 months ago

The Business Model expressed as a Value Chain

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While a Business Model (BM) identifies the way a company (activities, resources, channels, partnerships… as described in the BM canvas) returns value/profit while delivering the product, the Value Chain identifies the company s…

4 years, 1 month ago

How to re-organise the enterprise around services

Autonomy empowers the enterprise departments to organise and govern themselves. Hence, an enterprise organised in autonomous units would promote motivation, stimulate initiative, manage resources and take ownership of deliverables more responsibly.

4 years, 9 months ago

The Open Group San Diego 2015 – Day Two Highlights

By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group Day two, February 3, kicked off with a presentation by Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open Group, “What I Don’t Need from Business Architecture… and What I … Continue reading