Businesses seeking to achieve an unrivaled competitive advantage should take a hard look at their data management strategy. Data-driven decisions are faster, more reliable, and less costly when there is effective information flow and trust between all stakeholders. Enterprise Architects, Digital Practitioners, Sponsors, and Vendors gain superior business insight and planning abilities from using the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, a standard of The Open Group, to improve data quality, transparency, and accessibility.
Why Enterprise Architecture as a Subject is a “Must-Have” Now More Than Ever Before?
By Vishal Kumar, Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
A master’s in business administration helps students understand business dynamics better. I believe having the ability to see business as a wholesome thing is paramount in today’s era. There is a dire need for students to apply the lens of Enterprise Architect and break the silos approach to enable students to see the business as a single unit. It is pivotal to understand that enterprise doesn’t run in silos the way the subjects during our MBA might make us think. For an enterprise to run efficiently and effectively, it needs to run collaboratively, i.e., all the fundamental constituents of an enterprise need to make progress in tandem.
“An enterprise is only as strong as the weakest link.”
Let’s take an analogy of the human body. For a human body to run efficiently, it needs an intention and goal, and it requires food as fuel, sleep as refreshment and a family as a support system.
Architectural Data will Guide the 2020s
Dr Tim O’Neill, Founder and Principal at Avolution and Research Fellow at UTS
What technical and financial analytics should CIOs and decision makers expect from Enterprise Architects in 2022?
Enterprises are in the middle of an application explosion and a transformation acceleration.
Looking just at the application landscape: industry surveys tell us that the average enterprise is using 1,295 cloud services , and also runs around 500 custom applications . The worldwide enterprise applications market reached $241 billion last year, growing 4.1% year-over-year in 2020, according to IDC .
The underpinning architectures of enterprises– made up of interactions between people, processes and technology, and often also physical assets (IoT) – are also growing and changing at pace.
Enterprise Architects keep CIOs and business units informed using IT cost calculations and technical and lifecycle metrics.
They will often present costs and technical metrics for the current IT landscape, plus forecasts to inform planning for new business scenarios and digital transformation projects.
Protecting Data is Good. Protecting Information Generated from Big Data is Priceless
This was the key message that came out of The Open Group® Big Data Security Tweet Jam on Jan 22 at 9:00 a.m. PT, which addressed several key questions centered on Big Data and security. Here is my summary of the observations made in the context of these questions.
#ogChat Summary – Big Data and Security
The Open Group hosted a tweet jam (#ogChat) to discuss Big Data security. In case you missed the conversation, here is a recap of the event.
Questions for the Upcoming Big Data Security Tweet Jam on Jan. 22
Last week, we announced our upcoming tweet jam on Tuesday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. BST, which will examine the impact of Big Data on security and how it will change the security landscape. The discussion will be guided by these six questions…