This Forum is hosted by Dr. Yan Zhao, Owner of the ArchiTech Consulting LLC, an expert enterprise and business architecture firm providing consulting, R & D, and training services to digital enabled enterprise and business. With highly qualified subject matter experts, it aims at achieving optimal business performance by creating innovative and suitable solutions to support efficient decision making and to reduce system complexity and cost.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Inter-Enterprise Architecture for Cloud and Service Adoption
My presentation in Open Group Conference, San Diego:
The introduction of Inter-Enterprise Architecture (IEA) is a response to the current evolution of business landscape and environment change associated with common service commoditization, cloud computing adoption, and social network popularization. The IEA describes context, business environment, collaboration channels, partnership opportunities, influential components and relationships across enterprises and business organizations in selected business domain or service domain for the targeted enterprise or business organization(s). The IEA enables enterprises or business organizations to understand its position in currently connected and networked business world. Also, the dynamic nature of collaborations and the autonomy of current enterprise structure, culture, and operation environment create challenges. It is necessary to explore how business should be architected to take advantage from these collaborative environments, since it is becoming essential for business to be agile and collaborative across organization boundaries. If enterprise architecture is like a city plan, the IEA is more like a plan for a metropolitan.