Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Relevance is the currency of the digital age.



Sometimes it is difficult to find a common interpretation of the digitalization. What does the "digital" really means?

There are different perspectives and all are somehow right:
- Digitalization is about technology
- Digitalization is a new way of engaging with customers
- Digitalization is a new way of doing business

In principal the digitalization is not "a thing" it is more "a way of doing things".

I found a nice article about:
What 'digital' really means By David Edelman, Karel Dörner, www.mckinsey.com

The authors broken it down into three attributes.
1. developing entirely new businesses and going after new value pools in existing sectors.
2. using new capabilities to improve the serving of customers
3. building agile and fast technological and organizational processes

These three points make the digitalization more concrete in various contexts.
Important statement of digitalization:
Relevance is the currency of the digital age.

How does digitalization change the system and data architecture?
In the context of IT the new approaches decouple legacy systems supporting critical functions from fast-moving systems.
Fast-moving systems handle customer-facing interactions and the key feature is the connecting devices, objects, and people. That is the main requirement for fast automation of systems and optimization of processes, all done by cross-functional IT teams.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Webinar: Industrie 4.0 – Smart Services richtig nutzen

Durch Smart Services werden physikalische und digitale Dienstleistungen miteinander verknüpft. Es entstehen so neue intelligente Produkte als auch digital veredelte Geschäftsmodelle. Das hilft Unternehmen ihre Geschäftsprozesse zu automatisieren, damit auch zu optimieren und letztendlich Kosten zu reduzieren.

Wie lässt sich Industrie 4.0, neue Daten- und Prozesstransparenz und völlig neue Geschäftsmodelle dank Smart Services für Unternehmen nutzen?
Mit dieser Frage befasse ich mich in diesem Webinar.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Two-speed IT integration


New digital business models and customer expectations are challenging the IT architectures and legacy of companies. The high frequented iterations of product and service innovation build new requirements for rapid development, testing and adapting.
The eurodata edbic container makes it for companies possible to operate so called "two-speed IT".
The customer-facing processes are agile, modular and flexible enough to develop new microservices within days, or adapt them in seconds.On the other hand, there is a core IT of the company designed for the stability and resiliency. The focus here  is put to keep core business services reliable.
 The connection of these two different requirements, not to say two different worlds, that's why we developed edbic as a linking and coupling component in the IT architecture of companies.
edbic has been used in this two-speed approach
  • to improve online services and
  • to optimize new products rapidly.
For the long term, the companies simultaneously evolved their service architecture to accelerate the release of new customer-facing features.