Topic "Application Consolidation and Migration Solutions"
I enjoyed reading this story this week in the WSJ talking about data and how it is being used by startups with an example of how the company Chubbies is using modern data management tools. Unlike the story my belief is that the new era of data management tools is net job creator and not a job eliminator... more
One of THE biggest challenges in companies today is complexity. To be more specific, unnecessary complexity resulting from silo behaviors and piece-meal point solutions. Businesses today are already extremely complex with the challenges of multiple products, multiple channels, global scale, higher customer expectations, and rapid and constant change, so we certainly don’t want to make... more
Enterprise IT is in a state of constant evolution. As a result, business processes and technologies become increasingly more difficult to change and more costly to keep up-to-date. The solution to this predicament is an Enterprise Architecture (EA) process that can provide a framework for an optimized IT portfolio. IT Optimization strategy should be based... more
I am seeing a major change in thinking in the analytics world as people realize that if they do not straighten out their data strategy, they will never really be competitive with their analytics
This is an age of technology disruption and digitization. Winners will be those organizations that can adapt quickly and drive business transformation on an ongoing basis. When I first met John Schmidt Vice President of Global Integration Services at Informatica, he asked me to visualize Business Transformation as “A modern tool like the internet and... more
The start of the year is a great time to refresh and take a new look at your capabilities, goals, and plans for your future-state architecture. That being said, you have to take into consideration that the most scarce resource in your architecture is probably your own personal time. Looking forward, here are three things... more
Knowing business’s trends and needs change frequently, why is it that we plan multi-year IT-driven roadmaps? Understandably, IT managers have honed their skills in working with the line to predict business needs. They have learned to spend money and time wisely and to have the right infrastructure in place to meet the business’ needs. Whether... more
DW Architectures are getting more complex in response to business requirements and rising data complexity. Survey respondents in a Philip Russom analysis say that standards are the key to dealing with the challenge.
I have to admit I am a huge and longtime Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fan. Even before MMA became main stream, I have followed and studied traditional martial arts from Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Boxing, Wrestling, and Jujitsu since I was a young lad. Given I hate pain, I am glad I call myself a... more
As more and more businesses become fully digitized, the instantiation of their business processes and business capabilities becomes based in software. And when businesses implement software, there are choices to be made that can impact whether these processes and capabilities become locked in time or establish themselves as a continuing basis for business differentiation. Make... more