From cloud computing and big data, to the Internet of Things and digital product delivery, the nature of IT has changed dramatically. As a result, today’s IT departments are under enormous pressure to help organizations remain competitive throughout the digitalization process. Traditionally, IT departments have not been built to focus on development, and are not yet agile enough to handle a business environment that must constantly adapt to an ever-evolving marketplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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…
In the 1980s, Michael Porter proposed the Value Chain (VC) concept to illustrate the operation of a company.
A Value Chain is a set of activities that an organization carries out to deliver value to its customers and…
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.
Porter’s value chain outlines the key activities of an enterprise.
Today though, the question arises, does the rapid progress of the technology in the enterprise render the Value Chain insignificant?
The question came at least …
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 →