The Technology Strategy

Many organizations are to some extent dependent on using information technology to deliver products or services to its customers. This applies to organizations within the private as well within the public sector. There is some form of hierarchy among strategies that relates to the enterprise information technology strategy (IT strategy) and there might be some need to divide the strategies in order to specialize them e.g. through different persons who have the responsibility for the strategies or ensuring that the relevant information is screened to the relevant stakeholders. I hereby assume that the chief executive officer wouldn’t be that interested … Continue reading The Technology Strategy

IT Strategy Paradigms: Ways to understand and develop IT strategies in a Coherency Management Context.

What is an IT strategy I have been able to identify two major approaches to articulate IT strategies. The first major approach is the typical MIT Sloan School of Management approach that support the issues of a some how detached IT strategy from the corporate strategy. The strategy is build upon the assumption that IT is complex, and needed to compete with other organizations on particular issues. IT is a vital component and can’t be ignored in the ever changing competitive environment that most enterprises are in. The notable theoreticians within the paradigm of the MIT Sloan School of Management … Continue reading IT Strategy Paradigms: Ways to understand and develop IT strategies in a Coherency Management Context.

Can IT Make a Competitive Difference: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View.

The Introduction Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee has written the paper “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference” that was published in 2007 in by Harvard Business Review. The paper deals with how enterprises deals with competition in the United States. McAfee & Brynjolfsson argues that most enterprises are in state of hard competition and it will increasingly become more difficult to deal with the competition. They claim that they have found a collaboration between the investment in IT and the way enterprises are able to manage competition. Premises of the Paper The first premise of investing in … Continue reading Can IT Make a Competitive Difference: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View.

Implementing Enterprise Architecture: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View!

This blog post deals with the focus should be altered from IT to business when Enterprise Architecture has to evolve from what is defined as the foundation architecture to what is defined as the extended architecture. Continue reading Implementing Enterprise Architecture: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View!

Economic Perspectives of Enterprise Architecture: Four perspectives the Coherency Architect Should be Aware of!

Blog post dealing with Enterprise Architectrue and four generic perspectives on how EA can generate value of the organization. Continue reading Economic Perspectives of Enterprise Architecture: Four perspectives the Coherency Architect Should be Aware of!

The Front Lines of EA: An Insight to Innovation, Strategy and Enterprise Architecture.

Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Innovation This blog post will deal with the view on Enterprise Architecture and Innovation that Chris Potts presented in his keynote at the the ITU the 24th of February 2010. First of all did Chris Potts presents his strategic framework called the “fruITion” strategy that he builds on the tendency: The first generation strategy was focused on technology (this was the early beginning) which took place in the 70s, 80s and early 90s. The second generation strategy the managers changed the scope from the technology to IT efficiency since they wanted to control the cost of … Continue reading The Front Lines of EA: An Insight to Innovation, Strategy and Enterprise Architecture.