Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, position your applications correctly.

About six weeks ago I started talking to you about an application portfolio analysis approach based on a simple model looking at the application type and importance for the organization. Since I’ve been refining the model and had the opportunity to test the approach with a couple CIOs. We discovered it actually works not just …

Transform to the digital enterprise, mine your legacy.

Business are changing, segments are disrupted by new, fully digital enterprises. Information Technology is creeping in everything we do. Some call it the digital enterprise, others digital transformation, yet others industry 4.0. What-ever the name, companies better understand what happens and act on it. Digital Natives, a disrupting force Start-ups, appearing from nowhere, disrupt whole …

Analyze your portfolio, understand the role of your applications.

In my last blog entry I shared a model to review which applications can be retired and by what they can be replaced. I shared this entry with colleagues and realized this model can be used to review and understand the importance of certain applications for your business. If you are on the journey to …

Application Transformation or Automation, where do you start?

Cloud computing seems on the rise according to many sources. Companies are slowly but surely including cloud technologies in their IT landscape. In evolving the IT environment they are confronted by the need to move, migrate, evolve, transform, modernize (use the term you prefer) their applications. In parallel CIOs are pressed by the business to …

Introducing a Hybrid Management Functional Reference Architecture

In 2013 a small cross HP team created version 5 of the HP Cloud Functional Reference Architecture. Unfortunately the original blog describing this architecture is no longer online, so I re-published it for your reference here. This work actually led some of us to further describe how a service should be managed across its lifecycle. …

IT in 10 years, is it “Back to the Future” or “TomorrowLand”

A couple of days ago, one of my colleagues asked me where I believed IT will be in 10 years from now. This is actually a difficult exercise as game-changing innovations cannot easily be predicted. Here’s what I believe will happen, knowing what I know today – starting with a couple of personal observations: IT …