2 months, 1 day 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.

4 months, 4 days ago

Finally – A Body of Knowledge and Standard for Digital Practitioners!

Finally – A Body of Knowledge and Standard for Digital Practitioners!  No, I’m not talking about practitioners of Digital Marketing; “Digital Experts,” “Digital Directors,” “Digital Marketing Managers”, “Digital Brand Managers,” etc. have been around for a couple of decades now…

8 months, 1 day 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.

2 years, 6 months ago

The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework (i)

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The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework
 
Any system has an architecture. An enterprise does as well. For instance there are Bus and Star styles of architectures. One of these architecture patterns m…

2 years, 6 months ago

The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework

There are many common sense reasons, such as predictability, repeatability, consistency, standardization etc., for the use of models, templates, standards, paterns, frameworks, reference or/and generic architectures. A class in OO (Objec…

4 years, 20 days ago

Big Data Analytics and Cheap Suits

Sharing a method to help resolve this challenge and help focus on what is important so you can expend your nervous system solving problems rather than creating them. Armed with a true understanding of the organizational dynamics it is now a good time to revisit a first principal to help resolve what is an important and urgent problem.

6 years, 5 months ago

How to build better systems – the specification

We probably can all agree that defining functional and non-functional requirements are the most critical elements of a project’s success or failure. Reducing specification requirements errors is the single most effective action we can take to improve project outcomes. The approach I propose is inexpensive and mitigates much of the risk associated with defects and errors early in the development life cycle.

6 years, 11 months ago

Enable Cloud Strategy and Planning with Predictable Methods, Models, and Tools

We previously looked at why cloud is so important (Challenge the Status Quo and Advance Business through Cloud Computing, ), approaches to cloud strategy (Understanding Which Investments Should go to the Cloud, Cloud Strategy Begins with Value and Balances Risk…