The Digital Diamond Framework: An Enterprise Architecture Framework for the Digital Age

Enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks of the past have attempted to support the cohesive and comprehensive modeling and documentation of the enterprise, often with a focus on business and information technology (IT). However, the digitalization of enterprises and the complexity of IT have outgrown these matrix box-like frameworks. This paper proposes a digital, holistic, and sustainable … Read more

Coming of Age Digitally: Learning, Leadership and Legacy

Gerald C. Kane, Doug Palmer, Anh Nguyen Phillips, David Kiron, Natasha Buckley: As businesses mature digitally, they stand apart from rivals. A survey by MIT SMR and Deloitte found digitally mature companies are better at developing digital leaders, pushing decision-making deeper, and responding faster to the marketplace, and are more likely to experiment. Read more … Read more

Using Structural Coupling Approach for Defining and Maintaining Identity of an Educational Institution. Experience Report

Ilia Bider and Erik Perjons : This paper presents an ongoing study on defining and maintaining organizational identity of an institution of higher education, such as a department or school. The theoretical background used in the study is the concept of structural coupling that comes from biological cybernetics. The study concerns the authors own department. … Read more

Another Look at Enterprise Architecture Framework

Shuichiro Yamamoto, Nada Ibrahem Olayan, Shuji Morisaki: Although there were many comparison literatures of EA frameworks, these literature use qualitative criteria based on intuitive practitioner’s experience. The paper first defines 36 concrete features of EA frameworks using six categories and six interrogatives. Then we concretely compare typical EA frameworks based on the key features. The … Read more

AI in the Factory of the Future: The Ghost in the Machine

Daniel Küpper, Markus Lorenz, Kristian Kuhlmann, Olivier Bouffault, Yew Heng Lim, Jonathan Van Wyck, Sebastian Köcher, Jan Schlageter: Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in business technology, and industrial companies have taken notice. By deploying the right combination of AI technologies, producers can boost efficiency, improve flexibility, accelerate processes, and even enable self-optimizing operations. … Read more