We've talked a a bit about CIO's talking the langauge of business. Here's a post from the WSJ CIO Journal. It's about CIOs driving the business and taking technology far beyond just efficiency and cost. From the WSJ post:
Would need to have a lot more information to be able to help decided but here are a few things to think about:
Do the regulations you are addressing require a certain media format (beyond WORM - I think some regulations initially requred WORM Optical)?
How much data do you need to archive?
How quickly would you need to access files when required (minutes, hours, days)?
Will the files that require WORM storage be accessed for other purposes? What requirements will that drive?
What software are you using to manage the data? Backup software or something else?
The answer to these question will help lead you to at least eliminate some of the choices you're facing. For example - should you use disk, optical, or tape-based WORM. Heck, if it's not a lot of data, you might use a writeable DVD library. Obviously tape and optical are the lowest cost options - disk will be the most expensive but will have the advantage of being a lot faster.
You can include the HP IBRIX X9000 and Ultrium 3, 4, and 5 Tape Drives (and libraries) all support WORM.
For a while now there is constant conversation that the traditional drivers are obsolete. Do you think that is true or are we just looking at the problem differently. IT organizations have gotten into the habit of striving for:
Last week I was interacting with a number of technologists where we were discussing the need for organizations to be more agile and the implications this may have on an organization’s architecture efforts in general and enterprise architecture in particular.
The same pressures shifting the needs of the business are present where business and technology meet and should affect the creation and use of architecture work products. Much can be learned from what’s happening in the agile development space, and applied to architecture:
Since the first of the year, I’ve been giving a presentation on embracing technical trends for organizations – what strategists need to think about to address the needs of their organizations. At the end of the material, I include a summary of takeaway points. Since I haven’t posted anything to this site for a while, I thought I’d share them and see what kind of reaction develops:
This week I was working on a presentation for the ISSIP Service Futures SIG titled: Service Futures and Drivers of Change. Part of the presentation included a discussion of megatrends – the industry independent trends that will shape our lives in the future and their effect on business decision making.
Last month, I attended the MIT CIO Symposium focused on the transformational CIO. At the event I ran into John Dodge (of this site). John said I hadn’t posted much recently so I thought I’d pass along a brief summary of the panels I attended: