The industrial internet of things (IIoT): An analysis framework

Historically, Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) were largely isolated from conventional digital networks such as enterprise ICT environments. Where connectivity was required, a zoned architecture was adopted, with firewalls and/or demilitarized zones used to protect the core control system components. The adoption and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is leading to architectural … Read more

The industrial internet of things (IIoT): An analysis framework

Hugh Boyes, Bil Hallaq, Joe Cunningham, Tim Watson: Historically, Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) were largely isolated from conventional digital networks such as enterprise ICT environments. Where connectivity was required, a zoned architecture was adopted, with firewalls and/or demilitarized zones used to protect the core control system components. The adoption and deployment of Internet … Read more

Enterprise Thinking for Self-aware Systems

Pat Turner, Ovidiu Noran, Peter Bernus: The paper aims to provide high-level guidance for architects of cyber-physical enterprises such that the nature of interactions within it as a system can be largely self-determined based on system self awareness and dynamic self-configuration, and a set of foundational guiding principles, rather than being pre-defined by an external … Read more

An integrated conceptual model for information system security risk management supported by enterprise architecture management

Nicolas Mayer, Jocelyn Aubert, Eric Grandry, Christophe Feltus, Elio Goettelmann, Roel Wieringa: Risk management is today a major steering tool for any organisation wanting to deal with information system (IS) security. However, IS security risk management (ISSRM) remains a difficult process to establish and maintain, mainly in a context of multi-regulations with complex and inter-connected … Read more

A measurement model to analyze the effect of agile enterprise architecture on geographically distributed agile development

Yehia Ibrahim Alzoubi, Asif Qumer Gill, Bruce Moulton: Efficient and effective communication (active communication) among stakeholders is thought to be central to agile development. However, in geographically distributed agile development (GDAD) environments, it can be difficult to achieve active communication among distributed teams due to challenges such as differences in proximity and time. To date, … Read more

IT Governance in Scaling Agile Frameworks

Bettina Horlach, Tilo Böhmann, Ingrid Schirmer, Paul Drews: Dynamic business environments call for companies’ organizational agility as being able to sense the changes in competitive environments and respond accordingly. A flexible IT environment facilitates this aim but contrasts with the structuration of IT organization through IT governance. We analyze how scaling agile frameworks as blueprints … Read more