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Will mobility destroy your enterprise architecture? Yes! (Viewpoint paper)

JohnBennett ‎03-31-2014 05:00 AM - edited ‎09-30-2015 07:02 AM

Blog - Mobility image.jpgBy:  John Bennett, Applications Transformation Marketing, Enterprise Services, Hewlett Packard Company


Featuring: Russell Graham, HP Transformation Consultant, HP Enterprise Services


Link to white paper:  Mobility affects your business: See if your enterprise architecture is up to the task


Mobility changes everything.  It changes how your customers interact with your business … and how they think of you.  It changes how your employees get their work done.  It changes the competitive landscape in which you compete.  Do it well and you’re a winner.  Don’t, well, welcome to the litter heap of failed companies.


What’s it take to succeed?


How can mobility drive revenue?  How can it improve customer satisfaction?  The world is changing. Interactions are changing.  And, importantly, what do you need to do to take advantage of it, and to do it well?


The answer (I’m sure you guessed, based on the title of this article), lies in your enterprise architecture.  In his new HP white paper, Russell Graham, states:


“This changed interaction is forcing businesses to adapt to new value and supply chains.  Businesses are extending the reach of their IT systems, revising processes, reengineering applications, and updating user interfaces, all because mobility puts the individual worker, consumer, or device at the center of many business models. In other words, your enterprise architecture (EA) — encompassing business, infrastructure, and information architectures — needs to support this New Style of IT.”


Success with the New Style of IT can only come with a new enterprise architecture, one that embraces the old world of slow-moving legacy applications and systems, integrating them with the new world of fast moving, innovative, user-centric applications and services delivered through cloud and mobility.


Please take a moment to read this important white paper, “Mobility affects your business: See if your enterprise architecture is up to the task.” In it, Russell Graham addresses such issues as:


  • How do EA measures (business outcomes!) change to incorporate mobility?
  • How does your business become proactive, by modernizing your EA?
  • What new stakeholders emerge that I (as an EA) need to engage with?
  • How can I modernize it gracefully, rather than trying to do it all at once?

I recommend it to you.


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John Bennett.jpgJohn Bennett, Applications Transformation Marketing, Enterprise Services, Hewlett Packard Company

John has been with HP for over 35 years.  He is responsible for pan-HP Enterprise Services Applications Modernization and Transformation Consulting Services marketing.  Before joining HP Enterprise Services, John led the development and marketing of the HP Data Center Transformation Solution.  Based in Massachusetts, he has a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Master of Science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from Clark University.



Russell_Graham.jpgRussell Graham, HP Transformation Consultant, HP Enterprise Services

Russell is a consultant in the HP Transformation Consulting Practice.  He has extensive experience in enterprise architecture and program management, with a specific focus on mobility concerns from a business and technology perspective.  Russell received  an MBA from Macquarie University and has multiple certifications, including The Open Group Master Certified Architect, TOGAF, and PMP. Russell is based in Sydney, Australia.


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