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A (new?) digital Malaysia

The key component for DX is data, and these 3 building blocks address the unprecedented amount of data about business ecosystems from other agencies, making sense of it to explore improvements and potential services.

[VIDEO]:Digital Strategy and Customer Success

We catch up with Lex De Visser from Microsoft on customer management, digital transformation in the manufacturing and agriculture spaces. Great content related to handling customer success and customer journeys while better understanding your business.

4 objectives your digital strategy should address

Most companies across the globe are in the process of defining or executing a digital transformation in response to what has been tagged ‘fifth industrial revolution’ which is expected to significantly change the way we live, work and interact with one another.

Get the C-suite On Board With Digital Transformation

Digital transformation isn’t just some technology project. It requires that an organization rethink its business model and how it serves the customer.

How can CXOs drive digital transformation success? 90% say retraining is the key

Established companies are finally becoming more digitally mature, but that maturity also brings gaps in leadership and skills, according to a Tuesday study from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital.

Customer Experience (CX) – the biggest driver of Digital Transformation

Today’s marketers are placing the ‘customer’ at the front and center of all its processes as key to sustaining and growing the brand and business.Customers are more demanding than before.

Video: Digital Strategy and Customer Success

We catch up with Lex De Visser from Microsoft on customer management, digital transformation in the manufacturing and agriculture spaces. Great content related to handling customer success and customer journeys while better understanding your business.

Did I became an successful Solution Architect by earning the CITA Associate Certification?

Participating the CITA-A course with the Solutions Architect specialization, was clearly an comprehensive experience. On top of that, the exam based on the course and all its pages of study material, was another comprehensive piece to master.

Best Enterprise Architect Certifications

Enterprise IT architect certifications appear most often at the apex of certification programs, where less than 1 percent of IT pros ultimately ascend.

The CIO’s Approach to Business Strategy

CIOs must position information and technology at the heart of the overall business strategy.The CIO of a large renewable energy producer does not create an “IT strategy.” Instead, he contributes to the overall business strategy of the organization. But getting to this point was a considerable journey.

Architects Are Key To CIO Success In Digital Strategy

It seems the CIO is getting popular again in executive circles. I have predicted this for many years as digital society forces technologists out into the lime-light and as business, government, and society run more and more on technology over antiquated business patterns

Four key challenges to digital transformation projects

The World Economic Forum calculates that digitisation could deliver $100 trillion in value to global businesses across the next decade. However, not every business will succeed in gaining a share of this due to failing to overcome impediments.

IDC reveals secrets of success and top KPIs in digital transformation

A major new global study from IDC reveals both the main drivers of digital transformation as well as the biggest barriers to it.

Tech talent most demanded in Singapore and Malaysia

Southeast Asia’s demand for tech talent continues to soar in online hiring across the IT and Telecom industry, as organisations evolve their tech capabilities in the region.

Competency Development for Digital Transformation

Digital enterprise architecture (EA) can help to bridge the gap between strategies and realisation, driving business goals to achieve long term sustainable digital transformation, or DX.

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings.The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet of Things, and transforming business models for its industrial offerings

Digital is turning CIOs into business executives

For 84 percent of CIOs at top-performing digital organizations, their role has substantially widened beyond IT, with innovation and transformation being their prime responsibilities, according to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda report (registration required).

What’s so transformational about agile?

Last month, we addressed the misconception that agile and scrum are simply software processes. While some think of them as a process, they are much more. Something very different – perhaps even magical – is going on. We are changing the way people work, and in the process changing the role of the technologist.

Video : The Open Group – Supporting Digital Transformation with EA

Supporting Transformation in a #Digital Era with Enterprise Architecture, featuring Chris Frost, Deputy Head, IT Systems Technology Division and CTO, Global Technology Group, @Fujitsu_Global

​Tech jobs: Why Enterprise Architect is New Secret Weapon

Technology might be the underlying constant across all business areas but that doesn’t mean the benefits of IT are widely understood. Evidence suggests organisations need a new generation of enterprise architects who can engage with the business and help their companies make the most of data in a digital age.

12 Reasons to Get a TOGAF Certification

TOGAF or “The Open Group Architecture Framework” is a developmental method used by enterprises to plan and design their IT architecture. The first version of TOGAF was started in 1995 and was based on the Technical Architecture Framework designed by the Department of Defense (DoD).

Banks aim to reach digital maturity by 2020

MALAYSIAN banks are steadily embracing digitalisation and are expected to focus more on investment in technology for the next three years to ensure further growth. A study by Ernst & Young (EY) on Global Banking Outlook 2018 revealed that 66% of the research respondents target to reach digital maturity by 2020

4 ways data will drive health transformation in 2018

Medical records, prescriptions, wearables like the Fitbit and Apple Watch and even social media all contain potentially valuable health information. With the size of the digital universe continuing to grow exponentially, and the promise of next gen tech like AI and machine learning promising instant transformation.

Your Analytics Program is Not Ready for Machine Learning

If you are like most organizations, your analytics program is not ready for advanced analytics technologies such as machine learning. Here are a few steps to take to get you closer, or a way you can leapfrog the work to reap the benefits now.

How To Be An Enterprise Architect

To become an Enterprise Architect, typically it requires a combination of acquiring relevant experiences, the right skillsets and understanding the various roles in both Business & IT which includes the mastery of dealing with human beings more than with computer machines.

Best Enterprise Architect Certifications 2018

Our list of the best enterprise architect certifications for 2018 will help you reach the pinnacle of the IT certification pyramid, validating your skills and knowledge of IT, enterprise architecture and business needs.

4 Reasons That Architecting For Change Is Critical For IoT

Over the past 40 years, technological change has proven highly disruptive to virtually all global enterprises. From computers and networks to e-commerce and mobile devices, companies have been forced to quickly adapt or experience the pain that comes with being a follower.

“Banks That Commit to Digital Transformation at the C-Level Are Poised for Success”- IDC

Digital transformation (DX) in the worldwide banking industry is characterized by the ability to use technology to break out of the constraints forced by legacy systems and processes and enable a more efficient and responsive institution. While all banks worldwide acknowledge the importance and complexity of transforming their businesses to compete in this new digital economy.

Top IT guidance for CIOs in 2017 underscores urgency of digitization

SearchCIO invites a variety of IT experts to shed light on the big IT issues and help CIOs in their jobs. It’s a job that seems to get bigger by the day, as companies scramble to keep up with a society that is increasingly shaped — some might say ruled — by technology.

Enterprise Architecture And Digital Transformation: A Framework For Success

Enterprise architecture (EA) is a framework that defines the structure and operations of an organization through enterprise analysis, design, planning and implementation. Midsize businesses, enterprises and government agencies use EA to guide themselves through business, information and technology changes necessary to execute strategies.

BEYOND TOGAF® CERTIFICATION

Achieving the TOGAF® certification is a significant milestone for over 70,000 Enterprise Architects around the world. And rightly so: the TOGAF standard, an Open Group standard, is one of the most widely-adopted Enterprise Architecture certifications. But for the best, learning never stops.

Why Do We Need Enterprise Architecture?

Since the 1980s, IT departments were only seen as enabling worker productivity, and making sure everything from emails to the Internet to our PCs run smoothly. This was still the computerisation or automation era, and projects were tech-focused; every time there was a new application, new hardware and software were purchased while time, resources and budgets were also fixed and allocated before IT could ask the business what were the goals it wanted to achieve.

Competency Assessment and Development

For a successful digital transformation (DX) which brings changes to organization culture, there is an urgent need to have a comprehensive capability and competency development plan to equip people within the organisation with the ability to perform all the necessary tasks required with the relevant skills, knowledge, attitude, experiences and qualifications.

Three Ways Employees Will Benefit From Digital Transformation In 2018

Business is no longer as usual. New technologies in the workplace, like machine learning and augmented reality, create opportunities for companies to enhance employee productivity. Alan Lepofsky, analyst at Constellation Research, Inc. discusses three key areas where technology will impact work as we know it.

Digital Transformation Brings New Security Challenges

IN a digital economy, where businesses interact with customers on a greater scale and with greater efficiency than ever before, trust attracts customers.But these same capabilities also amplify mistakes and make exposure to business risk more systemic. That could mean losing customers, market share, and value.Digital risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin.

Enterprise Architecture in the Cloud

Organizations of all sizes within every industry are abuzz about “The Cloud.” Questions such as how can this bring more value to our company, can we save money, do we have the necessary talent and skills, and how will this affect our current applications are all critical factors, but many organizations may not be able to easily answer them.

Invite Enterprise Architecture to the Digital Party

YOU’RE THE CEO of a large company in the throes of a challenging digital transformation. You decide to walk the halls to see how the effort is going.
You pass the digital encampment, a new, open plan area festooned with balloons, stuffed animals, and all manner of neo-corporate bric-a-brac.

Enterprise Architecture: Don’t Be a Fool with a Tool

Last month I referred to the cult comedy Office Space when I posed the question, Is Enterprise Architecture Completely Broken? After speaking with two authorities on The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), perhaps I had the wrong film. A better choice: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Apparently, Enterprise Architecture is not dead yet.

Components in Digital Transformation Journey

In developing appropriate strategies concerning all these areas for adapting the DT journey, an organisation needs to understand their current state in this path in order to benchmark the level of their DT maturity.

Enterprise Architecture Skillsets by Body of Knowledge

Organization needs to create teams of highly skilled architects to implement Digital Transformation. Finding qualified and knowledgeable people who can do digital transformation is the number one challenge faced by CxO. ITABok 3 is the solution to this challenge.

Digital Transformation Journey

In developing appropriate strategies concerning all these areas for adapting the DT journey, an organisation needs to understand their current state in this path in order to benchmark the level of their DT maturity.

Video: Five Areas of Digital Transformation

“Digital Transformation is the approach by which enterprises drive changes in their business models and ecosystems by leveraging digital competencies”.

Why EA Should Take The Lead On Improving Customer Experience

The business shift to digital goods and services gives IT a critical role in improving the customer experience. Here’s why CIOs are assigning enterprise architecture the job. As companies increasingly invest in digital products and services, however, corporate IT teams find themselves interacting with a much broader range of stakeholders.

Taking Traditional Enterprise Architecture Into The Digital Age

Businesses wanting to stay competitive in today’s customer-focused economy have to abandon the rigid enterprise-architecture management practices of the past and adopt a new approach that allows for elements of enterprise architecture to be changed rapidly.

Digital Transformation: Areas of Concern

“Digital Transformation is the approach by which enterprises drive changes in their business models and ecosystems by leveraging digital competencies”. Notably, digital technologies are commonly associated with the purpose of achieving three goals – optimise internal operations, improve interaction within the organisation’s ecosystems, and create products, and services that customers want and expect.

Five Areas of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has never been a one-off initiative – instead it is a continuous cycle for as long as the business has new objectives in sight, and these objectives will always evolve as new digital technologies and trends emerge, lest the organisation becomes stagnant and is overtaken by its competitors.

Business Model Canvas Elements: Explained

Digital transformation is rewriting the rules of every aspect of business and is reshaping almost all the industries. Digital transformation brings in far and wider opportunities for enterprise architects to reinvent themselves and take the leading role which drives innovation, transformation and competitive advantage in business.

Assessing The Key Digital Transformation Trends For The Next Decade

Three significant business technology trends will enable business leaders to thrive over the next five to 10 years. Artificial intelligence (AI), transparently immersive experiences and new digital platforms will provide the foundation that enables organizations to connect with new business ecosystems.

Digital Transformation Brings In Wider Opportunities For Enterprise Architects

Digital transformation is rewriting the rules of every aspect of business and is reshaping almost all the industries. Digital transformation brings in far and wider opportunities for enterprise architects to reinvent themselves and take the leading role which drives innovation, transformation and competitive advantage in business.

Make Your CIO More Relevant Using Business Architecture

To succeed, CIOs need to focus more resources in communicating and building business architecture change maps that will involve business executives, business architects and obviously the CIO.

3 Megatrends That Will Drive Digital Business Into The Next Decade

Imagine a world where it is possible to implant a magnet that detects electrical current or utilize an exoskeleton to enhance strength. Now consider the potential abuses of requiring employees to have chip implants before they can work. Human augmentation has the potential to use technology to enhance bodies and minds, but also raises ethical and legal questions.

Compete More Effectively With Enterprise Architecture

New technologies and trends (think of artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, robotics, wearables etc) are lowering barriers of entry and disrupting the traditional businesses, making it impossible for established companies and industries to ignore them. These new emerging technologies, have also impacted businesses that want to reap the rewards of transforming into a digital enterprise.

Take your IT career to the Next Level: Are you ready for a challenging but rewarding professional IT role?

Today, a majority of enterprises are embarking upon their digital journey and they need professional skilled talents to be a part of their Digital Transformation team. A capable enterprise architect is a rare and valuable resource and our industry is not fast enough at churning out this talent.

Global TOGAF® 9 Certification Exceeds 70,000 in 134 Countries

Another milestone in the TOGAF® 9 certification program! The number of individual certifications in the TOGAF® 9 certification program as of July 24 is 70,131. This represents over 12,000 new certifications in the past twelve-month period. TOGAF continues to be adopted globally with certified individuals from 134 different countries.

What’s Next for the CIO?

As outside forces reshape how IT interacts with government agencies, the role of CIO must evolve. But how?

Gartner Says CIOs Must Define an Event-Centric Digital Business Strategy

Achieving broad competence in event-driven IT will be a top three priority for the majority of global enterprise CIOs by 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. Defining an event-centric digital business strategy will be key to delivering on the growth agenda that many CEOs see as their highest business priority.

Banks need to get on board with digital transformation

People are at the heart of all businesses. In order to run a successful business, no matter what that might be, you need to ensure that your customers are comfortable, happy and these days, digitally literate. Put yourselves in their shoes and experience the interaction from their perspective. Is it easy to be your customer? Is it simple to do business with your organisation digitally or are you forced to use slow and outdated, paper-based systems that are often the cause of deep seated frustrations?

10 Digital Transformation Must-Reads

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Architecting The Digital Enterprise

This is not the world we live in today. Businesses demand pace. They need to get capabilities to market quickly, and risk is to be managed rather than avoided. Failure is tolerable if it is fast.

Why CIOs Struggle to Drive Business Innovation

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Standardising The Enterprise Architect Expectation

To become an Enterprise Architect, typically it requires a combination of acquiring relevant experiences, the right skillsets and understanding the various roles in both Business & IT which includes the mastery of dealing with human beings more than with computer machines.

How To Reduce Technical Debt By Tapping The Enterprise Architecture

Find out how to reduce technical debt by mapping business and user requirements in an enterprise architecture. The results will cut the costs of finding and fixing software defects in production software. Often, DevOps organizations neglect the critical connection between technical debt and enterprise architecture. Without the information that resides in EA

The Enterprise Architect As Product Leader

As an attendee and speaker at this week’s Enterprise Architecture Summit in Orlando, I had the pleasure of meeting with and listening to numerous current and future enterprise architects (EAs). Normally, I’m not so fortunate; my “day job” is to be an analyst within our Tech Go To Market (GTM) practice, serving technology and service providers (TSPs) and helping them communicate effectively with buyers

Digital Transformation: Are Your Investments Disrupting Or At Risk?

The Internet of Things and Digital Transformation are secular disruption trends. The cloud is the platform of innovation accelerating access to innovation by breaking down barriers of entry. Industry 4.0 is a subset of this trend which provides insight into how significant this disruption will be.

Four Keys to Enterprise IoT Architecture

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Understand Digital Architecture 101

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Salaries To Rise For Top 10 IT Jobs In Singapore

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ATD Solution Is An Authorized Commercial Licensee For ArchiMate®3

With the recent announcement of ArchiMate® 3, The Open Group announced a formal certification program for ArchiMate® 3. This means Enterprise Architects can attend ArchiMate® 3 training, and achieve ArchiMate® 3 Certification by sitting and passing a standardised examination that has been defined by The Open Group.

New Smart Nation and Digital Government Office

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Malaysia’s New Digital Free Trade Zone

This would be Alibaba’s first e-hub outside its home base in China, part of a plan group executive chairman Jack Ma laid out at the G20 summit last year. Ma said he wants to build an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) – a more inclusive, free and innovative global trading platform for SMEs, the young and consumers. He said Malaysia was the first to take him up on his vision

Business Architecture Initiatives Enabling Digital Business Platform Strategies

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Major Step Forward For IT Architects

Once in a very long while, there comes a chance to do something that will help shape the development of industry, and sometimes, even the chance to create a whole new profession. That chance, it seems, has arrived for the field of IT architecture. But first, exactly what is an IT architect? Like most people, you probably will not be able to answer that question. In fact, many people in the IT industry

Enhancing SMEs Through National Framework

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IASA Malaysia Expands To The Northern Region

IASA Malaysia, an association focused on defining and supporting the professional duties of IT architects, has taken a significant step forward in growth and expansion, establishing its first chapter in the northern region of Malaysia. The new chapter, based in Penang, is expected to start operations next month. “There are many IT professionals in the northern region

Don’t Focus Only on Technical Skills

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Software Architecture is the Business of Thinking Strategically & Tactically about Software

So what is software architecture anyway? Ask Paul Preiss, president and founder of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA), and – among other things – he will tell you what it is not. Software architecture is not a “big picture,” high-level thinker’s approach to software development. Nor is a software architect a supervisor

How To Implement Enterprise Architecture

In previous articles we explored the Who, What, Why, Where and When of Enterprise Architecture. In this final instalment of our series on Enterprise Architecture, we look at “How to implement Enterprise Architecture”. For the other articles, we presented a general perspective but for this last piece, our approach is to present something specific to ATD because this article deals with

Where To Start With Enterprise Architecture

Traditionally, Enterprise Architecture has been used to document the design of an organization – from its operations and business process to its systems and IT – and then to use that information to reduce complexity, increase collaboration and improve productivity.

Why Enterprise Architecture

Digital transformation can help companies become more efficient, productive and agile, thus making them capable of delivering new and innovative products and services in a timely manner. But digital transformation is not easy to achieve. Traditional brick and mortar companies have existing business models, technology systems and operational processes that are already deeply ingrained.

What Is Enterprise Architecture

If you do a search on Google with the question “What is Enterprise Architecture?” you will find many articles telling you that there is no universally agreed-upon definition. One definition, by IASA, is that it is the art and science of designing and delivering valuable technology strategy for business.

When To Implement Enterprise Architecture

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Who Needs Enterprise Architecture

Who needs Enterprise Architecture? Basically, companies that make any combination of the five common mistakes with the IT department would benefit from Enterprise Architecture. Let’s look at these mistakes one by one. Your IT team talks in technical terms while your business team cannot articulate their IT expectations.

How to have a Successful Enterprise Architecture Transformation

Architectural transformations are very complex, and it is no wonder that as many as 90% of Enterprise Architecture transformations fail. These Enterprise Architecture transformations fail due to various many-faceted factors, but usually, the root cause is a failure to entrench the culture of transformation within the organization.

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