Guidance in DELIVERing VALUE through architecture
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In this issue: Same Tune, Different Lyrics; Enterprise Support for Wearable Devices; What's Over the Technology Horizon?; and more.
Organizations have several choices for implementing IoT infrastructure.
In this Executive Update, we focus on why SOA is better suited to tackle digital disruption and examine the three major value dials of the SOA paradigm. We explore what constitutes a pragmatic SOA foundation and break down a framework and sample scenario on how to exploit this foundation in the digital economy. This Update also includes relevant insights based on our experiences working with global clients, including lessons learned and best practices while building an SOA foundation.
The pattern I propose for a service assurance architecture is based on ideas taken from the operations support system (OSS) developed in the 1980s and 1990s. The original OSS, created for the telecommunications industry, covered a broad range of subjects and considered networking systems. The pattern presented here narrows the scope of interest to service assurance and casts the OSS principles into the IT systems area.
I was recently discussing the possibility of writing up some success stories, about enterprise architecture initiatives in particular, with a young colleague who then asked me: "And do you have any anti-success stories to tell?" Leaving aside his interesting choice of words, perhaps unconsciously aimed at avoiding the dreaded word "failure," this made be think of several cases where my clients snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory, so to speak, and what lessons we (or our clients) can derive from them.