Global perspective to help you take advantange of the opportunities of the digital age
The objective, experience-based opinion and insight found in Cutter Business Technology Journal gives your organization the skills and vision it needs to address the spectrum of challenges ongoing business model changes and new technologies bring.
In this issue, we investigate how production management can benefit from embracing recent developments in ICT by providing insights into the practical use of these technologies from industry experts and researchers.
- Next-Generation Production Management -- Opening Statement
- Novel Control Strategies for the Production Ramp-Up of Aircraft Using Distributed Decision Support Solutions
- Living Labs: The Way to Successful Introduction of Innovations in Production Management
- Turning Your Legacy Systems into Future Profit: Innovation in Production Management
- A Multi-Agent System Tool for Strategic Planning in Small-Lot Production Environments
There can be no illusions that the transition to Agile won't impact the organization. There will be effects on the organizational structure, hiring practices, funding/budgeting approaches, HR reviews, and more, if the transition is to be successful. Fortunately, our authors in this issue have encountered both the problems I've listed and the solutions to them. They provide practical advice from real-world situations to manage the difficulties you will encounter.
As with the evolution of architecture in enterprises, accidental emergence was the invisible hand behind the architecture of this issue of Cutter IT Journal. You will see that each of the five articles deals with a very different facet of architecture. While these do not represent the totality of everything needed to make architecture successful, I hope you will see, as I do, that these five are some of the most significant aspects that we need to wrap our minds around.
- Enterprise Architecture: Toward a More Perfect Union Between Business and IT -- Opening Statement
- Reconceptualizing the IT Delivery Model and the Role of Enterprise Architect
- Business Architecture Tames the Wicked Problem of Portfolio Management
- Putting Architecture Back into Agile
- Enabling Successful EA Governance with an Architecture Review Board
- Architecture in the New Style of IT
Building trust and partnership requires credible performance, accountability, common goals, and clear roles for all partnership members, which happens when leadership -- both business and IT -- defines the relationship in these terms.
- Improving Trust and Partnership Between Business and IT -- Opening Statement
- Whom Do You Trust? What the Business Technology Partnership Should Look Like in the 21st Century
- Bridging the Great Divide Between the Business and IT: A Business Perspective
- Trust: Basic, Critical, Elusive
- Improving the Business-IT Relationship with IT Project Portfolio Management
- Trust-Building Success and Failure: Two Case Studies
- Strangers on a Train: The Rise of the Uneasy, But Mutually Advantageous, Alliance Between IT and Marketing
The new mobile freedom is germinating a sense of self-reliance in users. Recent controversies such as high-profile privacy leaks of celebrities' photos and similar stories have gained enormous coverage in the press and loom large in mobile users' minds. They see themselves at risk, personally. This is an opportunity for tutelage that users' employers should seize. Better digital hygiene can reduce risks and let a user rest easier. And it can provide IT security directors with a glimmer of light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
- Mobile Security: Managing the Madness -- Opening Statement
- Driving Enterprise Mobile App Usage: Moving from Stuck to Secure, Scalable, Usable -- and Productive
- Mobile's Biggest Threat? It's Not What You Think
- Privacy of Mobile Users: Pitfalls and Recommendations
- Mobile Security from a Practical Perspective