IT Architect

IT architects are in growing demand.  The position of IT architect has become increasingly important to the ever-changing IT industry, and is one that established corporations and start-ups are seeking.



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IT architects are cross-functionally excellent people who can "tie several silos of expertise together," relate to business problems as well as technology, and then sell their ideas upward and downward in the corporate hierarchy. They have to be able to delve from high-level stuff all the way down to details, sometimes at the same time.

  Modern IT-powered Value Chain Supply Chain Management Marketing and Selling Customer Service Customer Intimacy Customer Feedback Breakthrough Business Outsourcing Processes Virtual Teams Suggestion Systems Beta-Testing a New Product Business Intelligence e-Commerce ICT-powered Marketing Process Enterprise Customer Engagement Competitor and Market Intelligence Co-innovate with your customers and suppliers Modern IT-powered Value Chain




IT architects aren't just technology experts; they are leaders with broad IT knowledge who can align and synergize IT and business. They must demonstrate fluency in both technology and the business, the ability to work at tactical and strategic levels simultaneously, business model and value-chain competence, consummate communication and marketing skills, and a readiness to stretch beyond core competencies and work in cross-functional management teams.

 IT architects help enhance business design and solve business problems. Their communication skills are good enough to coordinate the people who will put their plans into action.


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Connected Enterprise

Achieving the connected enterprise is an evolutionary process necessary to be competitive. As part of a digital transformation, using a connected enterprise strategy allows a company to harmonize people, processes and technological operations while facilitating a deeper level of collaboration. By using the Internet to integrate your value chain and share information beyond the edge of the enterprise with its offices, customers, suppliers and other value chain partners, you have the potential to streamline processes and increase profitability significantly... More



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The most admired IT solutions are developed by those who are driven by love for their users.

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Virtual Integration

Vertical integration performs, virtual integration innovates. Virtual integration is an IT-powered form of value chain management. Under such a system, the links of the value chain are brought together by informal arrangements among suppliers and customers... More


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Chief Information Office (CIO)

Effective e-business is not an IT challenge, it is primarily about IT-business alignment and synergy. To succeed, an IT leader must develop business management skills.

Leading companies want their CIO to display a number of overarching characteristics.

An effective CIO has a vision, has mastered holistic thinking and  strategic creativity techniques, can synergize technology innovation and value innovation, and is capable of using creative approaches to solving business problems and turning problems to opportunities for improvement.

A soft-skilled CIO exhibits influence, with superior communication skills and the ability to build consensus.

A productive CIO gets things done, executing enterprisewide projects successfully time and time again.


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