Tag Archives: IT Business

Reducing Integration Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

If you run IBM WebSphere ESB or Oracle SOA Suite, you can reduce your Integration Total Cost of Ownership by choosing an alternative with a significantly better value proposition.  Red Hat Fuse or WSO2 ESB will save your project sponsor millions of dollars over a three year period (see summary table below).

By decreasing spend on integration middleware, you may free up enough capital to invest in mobile, API management, or analytics without increasing IT spend.

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Re-shaping Your Enterprise Integration Architecture

To accelerate agility and increase time to market, a Connected Business relies on accessible and integrated business capabilities.  A leading edge integration platform can reshape your enterprise integration architecture and create an integration environment where project teams can easily and rapidly connect, re-use, and compose data, APIs, and services into effective business solutions.

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Change your IT Value Proposition: Build the Plan, Work the Plan

Looking to reshape your IT value proposition, and feel legacy application platform, service infrastructure, or integration infrastructure is holding you back? Let’s talk about how the WSO2 advantage can transform your projects’ experience.    What our your goals, challenges, and constraints?

When building a plan for 2014, consider:

  • Re-shape Enterprise Architecture
  • Re-invent the Integration Platform


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Connected Business Attributes

Connected Business Transformation

Connected businesses grow revenue and outperform peers by increasing customer engagement, enhancing productivity, and seizing market opportunity.    A connected business seamlessly integrates people, process, and data across an extended value chain, decreases interaction cost, and automatically adapts business activity in response to market events.

The connected business environment is:

  • Integrated: accelerates interactions inside and outside the organization
  • Accessible: reduces interaction friction and cost
  • Collaborative: increases engagement and enhances productivity
  • Adaptive: senses business activity and automatically adapts

Connected Business Attributes

Figure 1: Connected Business Environment Attributes

How do you build an accessible, integrated, collaborative, and adaptive business environment?

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IT Business Edge

Often outdated processes, tools, and skills inhibit IT’s ability to be a strategic enabler and gain an IT business edge.  By adopting a new, Responsive IT delivery model, teams can foster effective business collaboration, responsive iterations, streamlined processes, and no wait states; enabling business to operate at the speed of now.  By changing the business-IT dynamic through an innovation focus, business stakeholders start to view IT as a strategic partner.

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David Linthicum on accelerating business agility with PaaS

Business agility means the ability to change IT around emerging business opportunities. However, IT has been less than nimble in recent years; application backloads are at an all time high, and confidence in IT is at an all time low.

DevOps principles and practices combined with PaaS characteristics will quicken IT solution development and delivery. DevOps focuses on improving continuous activity execution, such as continuous build, continuous integration, continuous test, and continuous delivery. These activities combine to create a ‘no wait’ environment that accelerates business agility.

By incorporating automation into developer and operations processes, teams bypass time consuming manual tasks and gain faster phase execution. Both DevOps and PaaS promote simple, on-demand self-service environments that shield team members from complexity and reduce skill hurdles. By offering on-demand self-service access, rapid business innovation and experimentation is possible. By reducing complexity, team members are not required to obtain special training and skills before consuming IT services and infrastructure.

In this Webinar, David Linthicum and I show you a path towards agile IT through the use of new approaches and emerging technology. Moreover, you will learn new concepts around DevOps improvement, the use of emerging PaaS technology, and agility best practices that will guide you to success the very first time.

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New IT Model




New IT model

A New IT model is required to reduce delivery time and accelerate business agility. The New IT Delivery model strives to achieve open collaboration, micro-iterations, no wait states, and streamlined processes.


How are you building a pragmatic, open source driven game plan that incorporates New IT approach vectors?


The path to New IT requires incrementally moving away from traditional application platforms, traditional team structure, and traditional information flows.  The New IT architecture underlying Responsive IT intelligently incorporates Cloud Platforms, BigData Analytics, Enterprise DevOps, and API first development.

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Open Source Business Conference Impressions

At Open Source Business Conference 2013, conversations on innovation, disruption, and open source leadership dominated the sessions.  The conference chair, Matt Assay, crafted a program where each presentation and conversation reinforced how traditional business strategies are being disrupted by new market dynamics.   The dynamics are shifting power away from closed, proprietary corporate leadership towards open collaboration and user-led innovation.  The shift is disrupting traditional business strategies, IT operation practices, and market dominance.


Open Source startups (e.g. HortonWorks, 10gen, Appcelerator, GitHub, Netflix, SUSE, and WSO2) are leading their respective technology domains by encouraging open collaboration, micro-iterations, and user-led innovation.

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New Enterprise Drivers

The Breakup of the Corporation, Connected Business Strategies, The Now Generation, and The Long Tail are driving organizations towards a New Enterprise Future.

Traditional corporate structure is dissolving into flexible value-webs of business participants.  The business participants dynamically band together on a project, disperse, and reform around new business opportunities.  Because new discovery and connectivity mechanisms lower interaction cost, group formation and participation is fostered. Figure 1 below illustrates how organizational dynamics are changing and a New Enterprise is being born.   Instead of all corporate functions being performed in-house, offshoring, outsourcing, temporary contractors, and dynamic partnerships drive today’s agile New Enterprise business.

The Break Up Of The Corporation

Figure 1:  The Breakup of the Corporation

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