Thursday Aug 13, 2015

DATA Act IT Infrastructure - Platform Consolidation, Virtualization & Collaborative Governance as Change Enablers

Momentum and activity regarding the Data Act is gathering steam, and off to a great start. Reaching the 2017/2018 milestones, however, will require IT infrastructure change. Some change may be simple or take advantage of existing modernization efforts; much change will be very difficult, complex and/or costly. Strategies to prepare for this change, and catalyze it, are not yet part of the government-led discussion - but they are now part of the industry-led discussion, per this new Executive Report from ACT-IAC, co-authored by Oracle: "The DATA Act – IT Infrastructure Guidance Change Facilitation for IT Departments".[Read More]

Friday Oct 25, 2013

Hybrid IT or Cloud Initiative – a Perfect Enterprise Architecture Maturation Opportunity

All too often in the growth and maturation of Enterprise Architecture initiatives, the effort stalls or is delayed due to lack of “applied traction”. By this, I mean the EA activities - whether targeted towards compliance, risk mitigation or value opportunity propositions – may not be attached to measurable, active, visible projects that could advance and prove the value of EA. EA doesn’t work by itself, in a vacuum, without collaborative engagement and a means of proving usefulness. A critical vehicle to this proof is successful orchestration and use of assets and investment resources to meet a high-profile business objective – i.e. a successful project.[Read More]
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