In each free biweekly edition of The Cutter Edge, you'll find research, insight, and advice crucial to helping you navigate the spectrum of challenges technology change brings. The Cutter Edge hits upon all the diverse digital transformation issues today's executives are facing.

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Recent Issues

The Cutter Edge: Softer Side of Remote Work, Lizards & COVID 19, Distributed Team Virtual Training

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This issue of The Cutter Edge discusses the softer challenges of remote work such as trust, morale, and culture; how COVID-19 can help architects design systems to survive unpredictable situations, and more ...

The Cutter Edge: Cybersecurity in 2020, Autonomous Systems Rising; Risk Management in a Time of Coronavirus

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In this edition of The Cutter Edge, we address the trends in Cybersecurity that will impact the year ahead, how autonomous systems are at a tipping point with the convergence of new technologies, what you can do to address and manage the risks inherent in a crisis, and more!


The Cutter Edge: 3 Business Architecture Predictions, Disputing Agile's Relevancy, and more.

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This issue of The Cutter Edge explores three specific business architecture scenarios that will lead to increased relevance and leadership, why the validity of agile practices are being questioned, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Technology Regulation Failure, What's Behind Information Mistrust, and more ...

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This edition of The Cutter Edge explores ten critical areas in need of technology regulaton, the factors leading to information mistrust, the roadblocks to digital transformation success, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Strategic Architecture, Path to Legacy Transformation, Digital Business Roadblocks

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This issue of The Cutter Edge discusses the use of an architectural strategy for digital business success, why complementary paths to legacy transformation offer an easy way to acquire new digital capabilities and intellectual capital, and the three roadblocks standing in the way of digital transformation. 


The Cutter Edge: Is Blockchain Here to Stay?, 3 Digital Architecture Pillars, Digital Transformation

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This issue of The Cutter Edge explores how the next two to three years will be important for blockchain in terms of implementing proper regulations and standards to enable wider adoption; why architecture must refocus on three core principles to play a pivotal role in business transformation, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Keeping the Digital Train on Track, Disrupting Business Architecture

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This issue of The Cutter Edge explores how to keep the digital train moving with minimal friction, cost, and effort; the characteristics that encapsulate how successful business architecture practitioners think and act, and more!


The Cutter Edge: AI’s Potential for Social & Economic Disruption, the Cognitive Enterprise, Winning with Digital Transformation

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This edition of The Cutter Edge explores the social, economic, privacy, and ethical issues associated with AI adoption; how the cognitive enterprise offers a business-driven vision for organizations, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Adapting to Next Software Frontier, Mastering Sustainable Software, Blockchain Trends Webinar, Digital Shift

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This edition of The Cutter Edge discusses how leaders can prepare themselves for the changes in the software industry; how to master sustainability as technology continues to evolve; what's up and coming with blockchain, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Survival of the Fittest, Software Delivery Talent Wanted, Industry 4.0 Skills Shortage

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In this issue, you'll discover why it's survival of the fittest in the digital game, why software delivery talent is so hard to find, how to meet the challenges of the skills shortage, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Be Cautious of AI Consequences, 6 Steps to Design Thinking, CX Survey Results

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In this edition of The Cutter Edge, explore the how the growth of AI technology implemention has also increased our our awareness of its negative, unintended consequences; the six key steps to a design thinking mindset; whether or not CX practices are living up to expectations, and more.


The Cutter Edge: Today's Best Architecture, What's Hindering CX Efforts, Bookstore Event, On-Demand BA Webinar

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This edition of The Cutter Edge discusses how architecture should no longer aim to provide robust, detailed frameworks for man­dated solutions and componentry but instead should focus on strong general design principles.and provide guardrails for security, scalability, availability, etc. It also reveals the factors hindering CX management inititatives, according to a recent Cutter survey.


The Cutter Edge: Prepare a Security Incident Response Plan, Span the Customer/Work Gap, Fall Bookstore Sale

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In this edition of The Cutter Edge, you'll explore a multi-pronged approach to creating a strategic incident response plan focusing on continuous process improvement, learn what a team has to do to span the gap between its work and the customer market, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Building Performance Capabilities, Addressing the Skills Crisis, Pushing Beyond Status-Quo

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This edition of The Cutter Edge explores what it takes to push beyond the status quo and achieve high-performance results, how to address the skills crisis, how to facilitate strategy execution with BA, and more!


The Cutter Edge: Business Architects and Storytelling, Enabling Early Tech Adoption, Innovation Model Differentiators

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In this week's The Cutter Edge: Find out how business architects play a vital role as guides in an organization’s transformation story, explore the common elements/steps organizations should consider to deliver value to core businesses or to new markets, and identify the current and future state of disruption among industries.


The Cutter Edge: Digital Transformation in Regulated Industries, Transparency: A Success Story, Cognitive Enterprise Vision

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In this week's The Cutter Edge: three questions those in regulated industries should consider to help kick-start their digital transformation efforts; how a company established a fully transparent information system to enable company-wide decision-making; and what it takes to become a cognitive or highly adaptive enterprise.


The Cutter Edge: Power of Dissent, High-Quality Idea Generation, Innovation Models Across Industries

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In this issue of The Cutter Edge we explore the idea of allowing and encouraging dissent in organizations, four best practices that can help address innovation challenges, and innovation models across industries.


The Cutter Edge: Leveraging BA Visuals, Automating Software Development, Strategy Execution's Secret Weapon

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In this week's edition of The Cutter Edge, we'll explore how to leverage visuals to make your BA initiatives more effective, and examine the five technologies that could help automate your software development efforts.


The Cutter Edge: Comprehensive Digital Marketing, Out-of-the-Box Agile, Architecting Digital Transformation

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This issue of The Cutter Edge explores a comprehensive vision for digital marketing, new applications of out-of-the-box agile, upcoming webinars, calls for papers, and architecting digital transformation.


The Cutter Edge: Sustainable Agility Through HR, Ensuring Analytics Success for Leaders

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This issue of The Cutter Edge explores strategies for sustainable agility, and the technical, process, and people challenges that must be overcome to achieve analytics project success.


The Cutter Edge: Architecture and Toys, 4 Design Thinking Success Stories, Is Software Eating the World?

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In this Cutter Edge: Will architecture be ready when our toys come alive? Four success stories about design thinking for digital transformation. Call for Papers: Is software eating the world? Why using a business architecture and value delivery–based approach to digital strategy is critical. 


The Cutter Edge: Agile Reboot, 4 Innovation Models, Digital Architecture Webinar

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In this edition of The Cutter Edge, you'll discover some core agile concepts that are being applied in non-software settings, 4 models for breakthrough innovation, and how to achieve sustainable digital transformation.


The Cutter Edge: Playing the Infinite Game, Blockchain Opps, Digital Architecture, CX, Cutting Edge Agile

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Architects need to be incremental in their build-outs, so they may win the battle in the finite game of a single capability. But looking to the future is critical for an enterprise's success. What kind of management and architecture practices are needed to go the distance and play the infinite game? Find out in The Cutter Edge.


The Cutter Edge: Agile Leveraging AI, Automation Challenges, Cutting Edge Agile, CFP Industry 4.0

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It's Agile's turn to leverage the benefits of AI. But how? AI can significantly enhance team performance with data collection and analysis, and provide Agile coaches with the insight they need to steer team efforts in the right direction. 


The Cutter Edge: Business Architecture for Non-Profits and Small Businesses, AI and Agile Teams, Security and Privacy Fallout

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Although the values and focus of for-profit and nonprofit organizations may differ, Cutter Senior Consultant Whynde Kuehn suggests that employing a business architecture from the very beginning can help any type of organization avoid challenges as it begins to scale, transform, and improve.