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Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture




ISBN 9781138553781
Published July 23, 2019 by CRC Press
556 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations

 
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"In this book, Vivek Kale makes an important contribution to the theory and practice of enterprise architecture … this book captures the breadth and depth of information that a modern enterprise architecture must address to effectively support an agile enterprise. This book should have a place in every practicing architect's library."

—John D. McDowall, Author of Complex Enterprise Architecture

Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture is the first book to propose Enterprise Architecture (EA) as the most important element (after Business Models) for digital transformation of enterprises. This book makes digital transformation more tangible by showing the rationale and typical technologies associated with it, and these technologies in turn reveal the essence of digital transformation. This book would be useful for analysts, designers and developers of future-ready agile application systems.

This book proposes that it is the perennial quest for interoperability & portability, scalability, availability, etc., that has directed and driven the evolution of the IT/IS industry in the past 50 years. It is this very quest that has led to the emergence of technologies like service-oriented, cloud, and big data computing. In addition to the conventional attributes of EA like interoperability, scalability and availability, this book identifies additional attributes of mobility, ubiquity, security, analyticity, and usability.

This pragmatic book:

  • Identifies three parts effort for any digital transformation: Business Models, Enterprise Architectures and Enterprise Processes.
  • Describes eight attributes of EA: interoperability, scalability, availability, mobility, ubiquity, security, analyticity, and usability.
  • Explains the corresponding technologies of service-oriented, cloud, big data, context-aware, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, soft, and interactive computing.
  • Briefs on auxiliary technologies like integration, virtualization, replication, spatio-temporal databases, embedded systems, cryptography, data mining, and interactive interfaces that are essential for digital transformation of enterprise architecture.
  • Introduces interactive interfaces like voice, gaze, gesture and 3D interfaces.
  • Provides an overview of blockchain computing, soft computing, and customer interaction systems.

Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture proposes that to withstand the disruptive digital storms of the future, enterprises must bring about digital transformation, i.e. a transformation that affects an exponential change (amplification or attenuation) in any aspect of the constituent attributes of EA. It proposes that each of these technologies (service-oriented, cloud, big data, context-aware, IoT, blockchain, soft, and interactive computing) bring about digital transformation of the corresponding EA attribute viz. interoperability, scalability, availability, mobility, ubiquity, security, analyticity, and usability.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Author

Other Books by Vivek Kale

Prologue: Digital Storms

1. Agile Enterprise Architecture

Section I Genesis of Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture

2. Systems Theory

3. Digital Transformation of Enterprises

4. Distributed Systems

Section II Road to Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture

5. Dependability

6. Performability

7. Interoperability

8. Scalability

9. Availability

10. Mobility

11. Ubiquity

12. Security

13. Analyticity

14. Usability

Section III Digital Transformation of Enterprise Architecture

15. Service-Oriented Computing

16. Cloud Computing

17. Big Data Computing

18. Context-Aware Computing

19. Internet of Things (IoT) Computing

20. Blockchain Computing

21. Soft Computing

22. Interactive Computing

Epilogue: Blown to Bits

Bibliography

Index

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Biography

Vivek Kale has more than two decades of professional IT experience during which he has handled and consulted on various aspects of enterprise-wide information modeling, enterprise architectures, business process redesign, and e-business architectures. He has been Group CIO of Essar Group, the steel/oil and gas major of India, as well as Raymond Ltd., the textile and apparel major of India. He is a seasoned practitioner in transforming the business of IT.