How can we invest to business advantage?

[One of a series of posts posing questions that enterprise architecture can answer] How can we ensure that we invest time, money and resources to our best business advantage? In most businesses, it’s not a shortage of good ideas to pursue or problems to fix that is...

How do we get management conversations “on the same page”?

[One of a series of posts posing questions that enterprise architecture can answer] When we’re busy with our own little part of the world, it is sometimes difficult to notice how our colleagues in other parts of the business are getting on (or not), and easy to...

Enterprise architecture, business design and governance.

Noticed a tweet yesterday from Brenda Michelson about enterprise architecture (EA), prompted by a GigaOm post from James Urquhart about how cloud might impact on EA: heading to @forrester #FEAF12 today. Curious to #entarch crowd reaction to @jamesurquhart (rightly)...

Progress Software Swaps Middleware for Vapourware

In a recent press release, Progress Software Corporation (PSC) announced a changed strategy, in which they intend to refocus on their original database and software development tools, and drop what are now considered “non-core” products (notably the Actional, Savvion...

Adapt or Die?

Once we outlined all that they needed to do in order to really use social media effectively, they balked. In the end, they did not want to evolve; they only wanted to be able to say they hadvia In this Adapt or Die Digital World, Where Are You Headed? | Social Media...

Resilient organisations in a complex world

Came across a Dave Snowden keynote to the KMWorld 2010 conferences in which he spoke about resilient organisations, how to build them, and what impact that has on knowledge management and IT systems. You can find the podcast and matching slides here.A couple of the...