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Business & Enterprise Architecture

Changing Business Models of Incumbent Insurers

by Andreas Zolnowski, by Markus Warg

By implementing a service platform, our case study company combined complementary capabilities and resources from its existing business with insurtech capabilities — an essential part of the digitization of the insurance company.

Bhuvan Unhelkar

Using BDFAB as the Roadmap to Big Data Adoption

by Bhuvan Unhelkar

Practical application of big data requires a pathway that shows the activities and threads (or lanes) for actual implementation. The Big Data Framework for Agile Business (BDFAB) contains roles, deliverables, and business parameters that provide a sound basis for big data adoption.


Business Technology Trends and Predictions, 2018 — Opening Statement

by Cutter Team

As we do each year, we asked Cutter’s team of experts to weigh in on some of the technologies, trends, and strategies that will truly make waves in the months to come. We hope the articles in this issue of Cutter Business Technology Journal help clarify your organization’s path forward in today’s digital economy.

Balaji Prasad

The 2018 Enterprise: More Open, Composed, and Thoughtful

by Balaji Prasad

Cutter Senior Consultant Balaji Prasad takes a broad look at the enterprise in 2018. He believes the enterprise is comprised of a core platform — the sum of multiple components. Some of the components that might play a role in the success of the enterprise include APIs, business architecture, agility, and “a return to the roots — to the people side.”

Whynde Kuehn

Momentum for Business Architecture

by Whynde Kuehn

Cutter Senior Consultant Whynde Kuehn predicts that business architecture will continue to play an essential role in the success of a business and, specifically, that the architecture role will elevate to one of a more strategic nature. She tells us that “business architects should challenge themselves to be not only architects, but also leaders and change agents — and develop value-added skills that complement the business architect role.”

William Ulrich

Becoming a Cognitive Enterprise: The Transformative Journey Ahead

by William Ulrich

Applying cognitive computing to a business ecosystem is by no means far-fetched, with the concept of the cognitive enterprise evolving in theory and practice.

Cory Casanave

Enterprise Integration Architecture Assessment

Every enterprise needs to integrate information and services across organizations, partners and systems.


Achieve an Enterprise Integration Strategy with Conceptual Reference Models

by Cory Casanave

This on-demand webinar explores how to achieve an enterprise integration strategy with conceptual reference models. You'll learn how to design the terms and concepts in conceptual reference models so that they represent the “stuff of the business,” not the stuff of IT, and make sense to business stakeholders.