There is little doubt that the CIO needs to have 3rd party management as a core competency. This is expanding beyond the IT space and I wonder if the other CxOs know about this pocket of capability they should draw upon.
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:
The concept is applicable to any situation where your hands are full and yet you'd like to have information at your fingertips. It could be on an oil rig, a battle field or a surgery. I'm not saying that Google glass is the best implimentation of augmented reality, but the business case.
What we have today is just a roadsign along the journey. We've not come close to having a killer application, but we will likely say (when looking back) someone could see it from here.