May 7 th to 9 th , 2001 Crystal City, Virginia Strategies and Architecture for E-Transformation Summary Conclusions & Lessons Learned John Weiler, Executive Director john@ICHnet.org www.ICHnet.org www.SecurE-Biz.net 703-768-0400 Three Tracks; Management Strategies for E-Transformation
May 7-9, 2001
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Abbie Lundberg, CIO Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, states; “I was very impressed with the caliber of people you drew to your event, and the quality of the content they provided.”
Ed Black, President of the Computers and Communications Industry Association states "The ICH Secure E-Biz summit was a major catalyst for bringing together shared interests in the development of open and securable internet infrastructure."
The Challenge: Mapping business needs to proven and interoperable e-solutions (secure internet infrastructure)
Internet explosion brings much promise….
...and creates new challenges….
Note: ICH is a non-profit COTS validation collaboratory that brings new methods, tools and in-context research to enterprise architects.
1. Is your organization actively developing a secure information infrastructure?
2. Are your architecture efforts for e-business and information assurance tightly coupled?
3. Are architecture efforts an important part of your IT planning process?
4. Do your architecture efforts apply methods that enable direct linkage of business requirements to COTS products?
5. Do you feel your current architecture and technology research efforts are appropriately tied to your pre-acquisition activities?
6. Do you find it difficult to cope with market dynamics presented by the internet and e-business paradigms?
7. Do you feel that you are successfully keeping up with technology change rates?
8. Do you feel frustrated with the ration of marketing hype to accurate product information?
9. Is your current technology research contractor conflicted or constrained by any of the following: YES = 56%. How so;
19%: Contractors of analysts have marketing or reseller agreements with the technology manufacturers that they recommend
24%: Analysts are also involved in the implementation
24%: Contractors or analysts are tied to or overly biased toward specific standards or technology markets
13%: Contractors or analysts' research is partially funded by vendors
17%: Contractor or analyst does not use a formalized research and validation method
18%: Contractor or analyst seems to be falling behind current technology churn rates and/or market hype