Recently, The Open Group released a new open standard IT operating model and reference architecture called IT4IT™. They billed it as the answer to “How to run IT like a business.” At the same time, our Enterprise Architecture team at SKF was supporting the rollout of a major SAP initiative. To be successful in this initiative we became convinced that we must also simultaneously transform the way IT worked with the business to provide value.
IT4IT is structured around IT as a value chain supported by value streams, so it drives the conversation to value. Customers love this and realize immediately that the technology conversations they have been having with IT are the wrong ones.
The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, is hosting its next global event in Paris, France, between October 24-27, 2016. The event, taking place at
By Michael Fulton, President, Americas Division of CC and C Solutions In my role leading work in both the Enterprise Architecture space as well as the
Keynote sessions include: the Open Business Architecture Standard (O-BA), ArchiMate® 3.0, a new standard for Architecture, and implementing the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture standard.
By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group On Monday, April 25th, The Open Group London 2016 kicked off with an opening