IT Architecture

Architecture Principles: The system is down. We cannot work!

Submitted by Kamal Wickramanayake on December 28, 2007 - 11:01

I am to lease a car. All the documents are filled and submitted to the leasing company.  But there is delay.  Reason (by the leasing company): “We cannot obtain credit information from Credit Information Bureau (CRIB) since CRIB information systems are down possibly due to a system upgrade.”

Toyota's Lean Manufacturing Issues

Submitted by Kamal Wickramanayake on April 25, 2007 - 12:16

When the business model changes to making the value flow at the pull of the customer, the demand for business agility starts to rise at unprecedented speeds where high speed reporting, analysis and solution identification become inevitable. While new management styles are part of the solution, automation of  business processes (reporting, analysis and solution identification) has its own stake which in many cases influences the just said management styles. A predicted slow down of Toyota is just one example where the values of an informed information technology strategy is highlighted.