One of the biggest challenges we face when building capability models is getting teams to move from functional thinking—the things we do—to capability thinking—the ability we have to do things. Organizations generally create functional teams around capabilities, making it difficult to distinguish the two.
Business Architecture is no longer just an emerging discipline or an “interesting concept.” While far from being mature, it is increasingly being leveraged by enterprises to provide tangible value.
Sometimes I wonder if EA practitioners have swung the pendulum too far away from the strategic aspects of EA in the interest of driving business outcomes. I often see EA teams fully allocated to supporting project delivery, a shortage of EA content, and design decisions made within narrow, shorter-term project contexts.
Those on the outside looking in often see enterprise architecture as an ivory tower function. For that reason, and a few others, it is important to define and implement an EA engagement model.
Converged infrastructure (CI) describes the practice by storage, network, and server vendors to offer a joint, pretested, preintegrated platform. Server virtualization also plays heavily in such converged environments.
What is IT Governance?
In today’s world, IT governance can mean many things and refer to various IT frameworks. In many cases, IT governance is confused with simply implementing standards to report results and compliance.