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Want to know a secret? I loathe the phrase Digital Transformation. Not only is the word Digital silly and misleading, but Transformation ain’t much better. The mere act of naming a business initiative Digital Transformation suggests to people that once the transformation is complete, we’ll be done. Look at us! We’re Digitally Transformed! Hogwash. A single transformation is better than nothing, but what we really want is the ability to transform our business as needed. Furthermore, we need to be agile with our transformation initiative itself. The last thing we want is to institute, say, a three-year transformation effort, only to find at the end of the three years that the world changed a year into the initiative, rendering it a useless waste of money and effort. So, who are the right people in the organization to address this sorry state of affairs? Driving the c... (more)

What We Really Mean by Digital Transformation

Want to know a secret? I loathe the phrase Digital Transformation. Not only is the word Digital silly and misleading, but Transformation ain’t much better. The mere act of naming a business initiative Digital Transformation suggests to people that once the transformation is complete, we’ll be done. Look at us! We’re Digitally Transformed! Hogwash. A single transformation is better than nothing, but what we really want is the ability to transform our business as needed. Furthermore, we need to be agile with our transformation initiative itself. The last thing we want is to instit... (more)

ITinvolve: Driving Business Agility with Metadata Management and Curation

Balancing Automation and Human Knowledge Curation There are many metadata management tools on the market today, including Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Repositories, to name a few. Such tools seek to automate the collection and dissemination of policy-related metadata in hopes of automating policy enforcement – an important part of the automated governance critical to achieving business agility. And yet, such tools have generally fallen short, because they inadequately address the need to support policies that apply primarily t... (more)

Don’t get left behind. Become an agile enterprise.

Cloud Computing Weekly Podcast with David Linthicum Our guest on the podcast this week is Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx and author of The Agile Architecture Revolution. We discuss how modern enterprises should integrate new technology trends including cloud, big data, and DevOps, with their legacy tools and processes. Agile companies are putting their IT puzzles together to deliver value and ultimately create more successful organizations. Listen in to learn how to become an agent of change and make agile work for you. Listen to the podcast at http://www.cloudtp.com/20... (more)

A Good Architect Is Like a Good Parent

Parenting is perhaps the most difficult job any of us is likely to have in our lifetimes, and we earnestly do our best as a rule. And yet, some parenting styles are clearly better than others. The same is true of architecture. Even the best architects will admit that architecture is difficult, and even though we all try to do our best, in many cases architects are at the least ineffective, and at the worst, do more harm than good. As it happens, there are some interesting parallels between parenting and architecting. Let’s start with the two most common bad parenting styles: to... (more)