Do you want to stay on top of your IT and Digital and Mobile strategy and deliver to the needs of the business?

Where is the beef? As a part of my thought leadership effort I would like to invite you to discover a slide set on how to stay on top of your IT and Digital and Mobile strategy and deliver to the needs of the business:

Step 1: We keep applications and the network up an running, that is we ensure service delivery
  (Network Management, Service Management, Provisioning to support business needs and big data analysis), we Consolidate the Technical Service Catalogue.
In business terms this translates in to the ability to in 10 minutes time-to-set-up (Discover, Model, Manage: Availability, Performance, Security, )  visualize services, network and security performance in real time with actionable reporting. It also means that we address bottlenecks as they appear rather that when users complain.
Performance dashboards are available in real time with the possibility to drill down and we are able to in a couple of minutes pull together the critical services, network and security  report.
Step 2: We ensure that business services are delivered end-to-end  (We pull the ERP landscape together and stay on top of the IT and Digital and Mobile strategy and deliver to the needs of the business as platforms, dashboards, internal and external self service storefronts, AIMs are available in a browser or an app format as needed), that is we Consolidate the Business Service Catalogue.
Step 3: We build an effective IT Delivery Model to meet Business Needs (build an effective relationship with your stakeholders as you understand their expectations and build a clear IT Business Model and Value Proposition).
What is in it for me? Bottom line: we consolidate the “IT Business Model” (security, architecture, delivery capability, IT Strategy delivery articulated in services) bottom up with a tool set that gives you the opportunity to deliver IT services end-to-end where mission critical network services are kept up an running and IT and network, service provisioning and service orchestration performance “Big Data” (an overview) is available in a dash board at the tip of your fingers and permit you to pilot and follow up on, delivery and consumption of services in real time.
We do this with end-to-end delivery through scalable and secure network management (Discovery, Planning, Configuration, Reporting), service management, self service provisioning, service orchestration, internal and client facing self service store fronts (IAM) that support handheld and BYOD that helps you get the job done regardless of where data and applications “sit” to fully leverage internal / external cloud efforts  that you should find of interest (product oriented). @ https://app.box.com/s/jwk6hb78dz2ndw4n6dmr
Have they done this before? The (anonymous) editor that I have used for this example focus on to “reduce the complexity of managing revenue-generating and mission-critical networks while creating business opportunities through the rapid deployment of new services” and already works with the US Army, US Marines, and US Federal Aviation Administration, Verizon and AT & T, Direct TV, Starz.
Do let me know would you find the logics to be of interest or would you have the time to strike up a conversation on your priorities
Kind Martin
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Do you want to stay on top of your IT and Digital and Mobile strategy and deliver to the needs of the business?

The Zachman Framework unlocked

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The Zachman frame work is the corner stones in the discipline of Enterprise Architecture, but as the discipline itself it struggles to demonstrate how it can deliver value to the business.

Please find a presentation of how you can unlock the (Business) value of the Zachman framework as well as your Enterprise Architecture initiatives: The Zachman Framework unlocked @ https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/the-zachman-framework-unlocked-331/ref=mpalmgre

With a degree in chemistry John  most likely inspired by the periodic table regrouped the key questions to ask as we aboard an Enterprise Architecture initiative.

Contextual: 

From a Zachman Business Architecture Perspective we capture:

THE WHY: Goal List – primary high level organization goals

THE HOW: Process List – list of all known processes

THE WHAT: Material List – list of all known organizational entities

WHO: Organizational Unit & Role List – list of all organization units, sub-units, and identified roles

WHERE: Geographical Locations List…

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The Zachman Framework unlocked

Why the CMO should not (at least for the moment) replace the CIO

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We have over the last few months followed a trend of how the CMO will replace the CIO. First of all these are 2 distinct positions with different stakeholders, the 2 services are support functions where Marketing is an internal customer to IT. In “The CMO-CIO Disconnect: Bridging the Gap to Seize the Digital Opportunity” http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-cmo-cio-bridging-gap-seize-digital-opportunity.aspx we learn that “To overcome this gap and infuse a digital focus in all business processes and functions, there is no more important a function for marketing to align with than information technology. On the surface, CMOs and CIOs seem to agree. Dig deeper, though, and CIOs feel a greater need for alignment. Nearly eight out of 10 agree that alignment is needed, compared to just over half of CMOs.”

Split from the start The beliefs of CMOs and CIOs often diverge radically. A large majority of CIOs (61%) feels their companies are…

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THE VERY REASON WHY MOST IT STRATEGIES FAIL AND MISERABLY:

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THE VERY REASON WHY MOST IT STRATEGIES FAIL AND MISERABLY: The IT department needs to perform 3 things well: 1) understand the needs of the business, 2) how to build and run applications that meets the needs of the business and 3) to run an effective infrastructure.

That is IT supports new emerging business initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy as they succeed or fail and the RUN.

Yet most IT Departments: 1) has a poor understanding of the needs of the business, 2) are not very successful @ to build and run applications that meets the needs of the business and 3) do not run an effective infrastructure. We all know that infrastructure is unsexy.

It is due to his effort to build a solid infrastructure that David Giambruno @ Revlon has successfully turned a “we spend 80 percent of our resources to fire fight and hopefully keep…

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THE VERY REASON WHY MOST IT STRATEGIES FAIL AND MISERABLY:

Value, Profit, People – What is your unique competitive advantage?

Deliver Business Value with IT

Value, Profit, People – What is your unique competitive advantage?

To leverage IT to execute on the set business strategy we need to effectively focus on:

Value, Profit and people aligned to create a unique competitive advantage.

The tandem is an excellent metaphor for the Business IT relationship. Where Information Technology can accellerate “Go to market”, “Cycle time” and “Cost effectiveness” it is for the Business to set direction and for the IT Department to support the business model.

This is also true for the non brick and mortar references that have emerged from silicon valley. Amazon sells books and online store space. Google the opportunity to find things + run applications on a cloud (mutualised storage space outside the firewall) + hosted services such as email (the opportunity to communicate in writing and keep a trace). Ebay enables the exchange of goods. Twitter provides a tool for self promotion and advertisement. Facebook fills the void of distance and keep…

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Value, Profit, People – What is your unique competitive advantage?