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Article

Picture This: Using 3D Visual Analytics to Explore Complex Temporal Data

by Jerry Cristoforo, by Qiao Huang, by Zhiyu Peng, by Xiaohu Yang

In recent years, visual analytics (VA) has been introduced to represent massive multidimensional temporal data with various visual encodings. VA combines automated analysis techniques with interactive visualizations to enable effective understanding, reasoning, and decision making on the basis of very large and complex data sets. 


Article

Going Global: Internationalizing and Localizing a Legacy Financial System

by Bo Zhou, by Lucy Chen

Internationalization and localization are important steps in distributing and deploying systems to different regions of the world. Internationalization refers to the process of engineering a system such that it can support various languages and regions without further modification. Localization refers to the process of adapting an internationalized software system for a specific language or region. 


Article

The Frontier of Fintech Innovation — Opening Statement

by Philip OReilly

It’s a pleasure for me to introduce the first of two special issues of Cutter Business Technology Journal (CBTJ) showcasing the thought leadership and cutting-edge research and development (R&D) being done in State Street Corporation’s Advanced Technology Research Centres in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC), in partnership with University College Cork (UCC) and Zhejiang University (ZJU), respectively. The articles in this issue represent a small sample of the output from the R&D undertaken in these centers, which combine academic excellence with real industry impact.


Executive Update

Blockchain Rising, Part II: Budgets

by Curt Hall

Cutter Consortium has been conducting a survey to gain insight into how organizations are adopting — or planning to adopt — blockchain technology. We are also seeking to identify important issues organizations are encountering or foresee encountering in their blockchain efforts. This Update examines survey findings pertaining to budgets for blockchain in the enterprise.


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Executive Report

Climbing the Ladder: 5 Steps to Connect EA to Strategy

by Nick Malik

Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams struggle with creating a program that demonstrates the level of strategic value that they believe EA should have. This Executive Report provides five tangible, actionable steps to remove many of the most common roadblocks to growing the strategic nature of your EA program. I call this process “climbing the ladder.”


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Executive Summary

Climbing the Ladder: 5 Steps to Connect EA to Strategy (Executive Summary)

by Nick Malik

Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams struggle with creating a program that demonstrates the level of strategic value that they believe EA should have. Even after following all the advice in frameworks and online articles, chief architects and CIOs still struggle as EA programs fail to reach their potential as an influencer of strategy execution across the enterprise. There are five steps that your EA team must do to go from a tactical technical program to a strategic role.


Advisor

Engines of Innovation

by Borys Stokalski, by Bogumil Kaminski

Many well-managed companies struggle to establish the smoothly working engines of innovation; we observe several typical points of failure in their attempts.


Consulting

Strategy Execution Lifecycle Assessment and Recommendations

by Whynde Kuehn

This engagement will help your organization increase the effectiveness of its strategy execution life cycle, starting with strategy and objective formulation and translation, to business and IT initiative planning, through project execution. You'll discover fast and effective ways to turn business strategy into action, ensuring not only survival, but prosperity.