Alex Osterwalder, entrepreneur, “Business Model Generation” author and creator of the Business Model Canvas, discusses how enterprise architects can contribute to business models. He suggests that there needs to be a bridge between Enterprise Architecture and the highest strategic level of business, bringing strategic and implementation concepts together.
Steady growth of service oriented practices and the continued adoption of cloud computing across enterprises has resulted in the need for integrating out to the cloud. When doing so, we must take a look back in time at the evolution of integration solutions starting with point-to-point solutions maturing to integration brokers and enterprise services buses over the years.
Early Bird registration for The Open Group Conference in Barcelona ends September 21. Register now and save! The conference runs October 22-24, 2012. On Monday, October 22, the plenary theme is “Big Data – The Next Frontier in the Enterprise,” and speakers will address the challenges and solutions facing Enterprise Architecture within the context of the growth of Big Data.
How can you use the tools of Enterprise Architecture and open standards to improve the capability of your company doing business? The Day 2 speakers of The Open Group Conference in Washington, D.C. addressed this question, focusing on Enterprise Transformation.
Enterprises are changing and we need to understand them in non-traditional ways. A lot of the best ideas come from unexpected directions, and in the next iteration of TOGAF®, doesn’t it make sense to incorporate them to make EA more adaptable and less exposed to change?
The enterprise is far more exposed to the trends and rapid shifts in the world outside its own boundaries than it has ever been before. This is what we’re supposed to do anyway – design for change, constant delivery of value. So if we’ve not been doing that, we’ve not been doing what the enterprise needed from us.