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Digital transformation examples can be found almost anywhere, in almost any industry. Its past successes – and future potential – are well documented, chronicled in the billion-dollar valuations of the frontrunners in the practice. Amazon began as a disruptor to brick-and-mortar bookstores, eventually becoming one of the most obvious digital transformation examples as it went...

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Data innovation is flourishing, driven by the confluence of exploding data production, a lowered barrier to entry for big data, as well as advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Additionally, the ability to access and analyze all of this information has given rise to the “citizen analyst” – a business-oriented problem-solver with enough technical...

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It’s time to consider data-driven enterprise architecture. The traditional approach to enterprise architecture – the analysis, design, planning and implementation of IT capabilities for the successful execution of enterprise strategy – seems to be missing something … data. I’m not saying that enterprise architects only worry about business structure and high-level processes without regard for...

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How do organizations innovate? Taking an idea from concept to delivery requires strategic planning and the ability to execute. In the case of software development, understanding agile enterprise architecture and its relevance to DevOps is also key. DevOps, the fusion of software development and IT operations, stems from the agile development movement. In more practical...

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The only thing that’s constant for most organizations is change. Today there’s an unprecedented, rapid rate of change across all industry sectors, even those that have been historically slow to innovate like healthcare and financial services. In the past, managing ideation to the delivery of innovation was either not done or was relegated within organizational...

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Emerging technology has always played an important role in business transformation. In the race to collect and analyze data, provide superior customer experiences, and manage resources, new technologies always interest IT and business leaders. KPMG’s The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies found that today’s businesses are showing the most interest in emerging technology like the...

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May
2
2019

Enterprise architect is a common job title within IT organizations at large companies, but the term lacks any standard definition. Ask someone on the business side what their organization’s enterprise architects do, and you’ll likely get a response like, “They work with IT,” which is true, but also pretty vague. What the enterprise architects at...

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For decades now, the professional world has put a great deal of energy into discussing the gulf that exists between business and IT teams within organizations. They speak different languages, it’s been said, and work toward different goals. Technology plans don’t seem to account for the reality of the business, and business plans don’t account...

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance shares many of the same requirements in the European Unions’ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the CCPA has been signed into law, organizations have until Jan. 1, 2020, to enact its mandates. Luckily, many organizations have already laid the regulatory groundwork for it because of their efforts to...

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Keeping up with new data protection regulations can be difficult, and the latest – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – isn’t the only new data protection regulation organizations should be aware of. California recently passed a law that gives residents the right to control the data companies collect about them. Some suggest the California...

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